By Cecilia Grant
In Cecilia Grant’s emotionally wealthy and deeply passionate Regency romance debut, a take care of a rumored rogue turns a formal younger girl into . . . A woman Awakened.
Newly widowed and wanting to defend her property and cherished servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a bold plan. Or really, a bold plan to conceive. in any case, if she has an inheritor at the manner, her destiny may be secured. leaving behind all she is aware of propriety, Martha methods her neighbor, a London exile with a depraved acceptance, and provides a strictly company proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.
Theophilus Mirkwood needs to be insulted. will be appalled. yet how can he face up to this siren in widow’s weeds, whose provide is too outrageously tempting to say no? made up our minds she’ll get her money’s worthy, Theo endeavors to rouse this shamefully missed good looks to the pleasures of the flesh—only to discover her lifeless set opposed to taking any entertainment within the scandalous discount. definitely she can’t withstand him eternally. yet may well a lady’s candy hand over open their hearts to the main unforeseen arrival of all . . . love?
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The men planned to fish for the morning, and Leo didn’t decline, letting out a little bit of line for Susanna to become complacent with her supposed ability to elude him. Then, with a little jerk, he’d reel her in later in the day. Usually, the time spent alone with men bothered him the most about house parties, but this time, things were different. He had the anticipation of his next encounter with Susanna. Early that afternoon, he and the other men joined the ladies on a hilltop that emphasized the beauty of the countryside broken into varied green squares by hedgerows and earthen lanes.
Wade watching her, an enigmatic smile on his face. Rather than sit there feeling equal parts annoyed at them and at herself, she saw elderly Mr. Johnson struggle to his feet. She rose quickly. “Mr. Johnson, I find myself in need of a walk. ” His wrinkled face further creased with a smile. “By all means, Miss Leland. ” Though the other men ignored her, she felt Mr. Wade’s stare as if he touched her. Constantly being under the weight of a man’s stare was a new experience for her, and it was surprisingly pleasant.
Susanna gave a snort of laughter—it was turning into the strangest night. ” And then she laughed openly, falling back on the bed. When she came up on her elbows, the maid was shaking her head, wearing an exasperated smile. ” “I’m glad it didn’t take ye much time to admit it, miss. ” Susanna’s warm feeling faded a bit as she remembered Mr. Wade’s blatant plan of action. He thought she’d be easily swayed, a spinster who would succumb to his well-practiced charms. “This corset manages to endow my ‘special’ figure, Marie.