By Anna Campbell
"The Duke of Kylemore understands her as Soraya, London's so much celebrated courtesan. males struggle duels to spend an hour in her corporation. And merely he comes just about taming her. Flying within the face of society, he comes to a decision to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, likely into skinny air.
Dire conditions have pressured Verity Ashton to negotiate her innocence and alter her identify for the sake of her kinfolk. yet Kylemore destroys her plans for a decent existence while he discovers her shelter. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his looking hotel in Scotland, the place he vows to bend her to his will.
There he seduces her anew. Verity spends evening after evening with him in his mattress . . . and although she nonetheless desires of break out and independence, she is familiar with she will by no means flee the unforeseen, unwelcome love for the proud, strong lover who claims her either physique and soul.
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My apologies. I did start traveling down a morose path, didn‟t I? ” “Ah, yes,” Ainsley said. ‟ ” “That hardly sounds jolly,” Walfort said. ” Jayne asked. “I do. ” “I do not want reality when I‟m reading,” Walfort said. The conversation moved on to other writers and other works. Other guests began to join in. Soon arguments, laughter, challenges, and opinions were flowing freely. She watched her husband smile, listened as he laughed, and felt bittersweet happiness. The balls held at Walfort‟s estate were almost as famous as the hunts.
Why did her eyes suddenly shine with such fervor? And why did she think it was any of her business? These younger girls lacked decorum. Perhaps that was the reason his mother had a young lover. The man couldn‟t tolerate the silliness of those new to the ballrooms. ” She laughed, a high, tinkling, irritating sound. The echo of childhood. They were nearly to the bottom of the stairs when his gaze fell on Jayne. Now there was a woman. Young, but mature. No silly giggling, no tittering. Her gown ~ 52 ~ was a deep purple, and he knew, without seeing her face, that it would bring out the rich blue of her eyes, that it would make them appear violet.
I would tell you how beautiful you looked during dinner. How much I enjoyed the way your eyes sparkled when Walfort ridiculed my attempt to help him land his fish. I would unpin your hair and bury my fingers in it. ” As though he‟d actually done all these things to her, her traitorous body heated and yearned for more. She was starving for affection. “Don‟t,” she rasped. ” “It‟s not a game to me, Jayne. ” “You shouldn‟t. It‟s ludicrous. Disgusting. ” She shot to her feet, knowing her words were unfair, but she didn‟t like his nearness, his sultry voice, his titillating touch.