By Cecilia Grant
A seductive attractiveness turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures during this wealthy and sensual Regency romance from liked newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter is aware the video games males play—both out and in of the bed room. no longer afraid to bend the principles to fit her wishes, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his personal bold schedule for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s golf equipment. yet now he antes up for a guess of wits and wish with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who retains him at arm’s length.
A stored lady in determined straits, Lydia has a pointy brain and a head for numbers. She gambles at the sly, hoping to win sufficient to assert her independence. An alliance with Will on the tables could be a successful proposition for them either. however the association includes dicey odds with emerging stakes, sweetened with unstated promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand might locate their hearts having a bet on anything neither can have the funds for to possibility: love.
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Either her hearing was worse or the heavy door had muffled the noise. But as she sent Rose down for dinner, an insidious little voice wondered how many similar incidents she had missed. Did Merimont also enjoy servicing his mistress against a wall where anyone might see them? This time the heat engulfed her entire body. She should have realized the real danger of allowing him to hold his party here. His preparations protected her from physical assault, but they did nothing to dull her imagination.
It was time for his meeting with Miss Ashburton. He rapped on the office door. "Enter,” she called. When he pushed it open, she was already seated behind the desk, a ledger open before her. Brisk. Efficient. Businesslike. It was yet another image, at odds with the others he'd seen—the delectable maid he had accosted on arrival, the fierce protector of her mother and home, the anxious woman trying to handle a job too large for her. And her appearance offered other contrasts—the lush bosom molded by her thin gown, the spectacles perched on her nose as she studied the accounts, the wisps of hair blazing in a shaft of sunlight.
But that was for later. Tension had infested the party from the beginning. He had assumed that his imagination was to blame, for he knew that every sound could be heard in the east wing, but now he had to wonder what else was going on. Maybe Dornbras was the source of it, though he hoped not. With luck, freeing Annette would inject new interest. And allowing everyone to sleep better should also help. He would soon find out. Glancing at the windows to make sure he was not seen, he rapped on the library door.