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 lady into . . . A woman Awakened.
Newly widowed and eager to guard her property and loved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a bold plan. Or relatively, a bold plan to conceive. in the end, if she has an inheritor at the method, her destiny should be secured. abandoning all she is familiar with of propriety, Martha techniques her neighbor, a London exile with a depraved attractiveness, and provides a strictly enterprise proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.
Theophilus Mirkwood needs to be insulted. could be appalled. yet how can he withstand this siren in widow’s weeds, whose supply is too outrageously tempting to say no? decided she’ll get her money’s worthy, Theo endeavors to evoke this shamefully overlooked 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 face up to him without end. yet may perhaps a lady’s candy give up open their hearts to the main unforeseen arrival of all . . . love?
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Extra info for A Lady Awakened (Blackshear Family, Book 1)
And then she cursed, because rather than either her head or her elbows hitting the floor, her husband caught her. His hands steadied her shoulders, his breath fanning over her hair. Charlotte looked up. ” In the pale moonlight streaming through the window, she could see his silver eyes flicker. Charlotte lifted a defiant brow. Along with her flirtations and coquetry, she had refined her rather spectacular flair for profanity. Take that, your dukeliness. But Philip only drew her up to sit beside him, his thigh uncomfortably close to hers.
Philip couldn’t blame his indecision; if she had been sitting upon his lap, he would have been loath to give her up as well. Philip nodded to him. “You, there. ” The man’s eyes bulged out of their sockets. “Lord Denby, Your Grace. ” Philip nodded. “Very good. ” A bead of sweat popped out on the man’s forehead. ” The woman, who thus far had only watched the proceedings with an amused smile, narrowed her eyes at Philip and tightened her grip on Denby’s neck. ” The man started, and with trembling fingers grasped her arm, frantically trying to push her away.
The room was awash in lavender predawn shadows. Groaning, she promptly shut it again and wondered why she’d never considered murder as an option to rid herself of her overbearing, despotic husband. It was criminal to expect her to rise from bed this early. Charlotte lifted an arm and waved her maid away with a flick of her wrist. The pathetically weak motion did no more than dislodge the coverlet from her shoulder, which subsequently made her grumble at the rush of cold air surging inside her warm haven.
A Lady Awakened (Blackshear Family, Book 1) by Cecilia Grant