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 loved newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter knows the video games males play—both out and in of the bed room. no longer afraid to bend the foundations to fit her wishes, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his personal bold time table for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s golf equipment. yet now he antes up for a guess of wits and hope 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 adequate to say her independence. An alliance with Will on the tables could be a profitable proposition for them either. however the association contains dicey odds with emerging stakes, sweetened with unstated promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand might locate their hearts making a bet on whatever neither can come up with the money for to probability: love.
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Extra info for A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2)
The mention of her name—the name her father had finally been forced to give her—was a forcible reminder of this man’s purpose, and when he bowed, she responded with a curtsy that was little more than a dip of her knees. She moved to a settee of blue and ivory toile, sat down, and indicated for him to take the chair SHE’S NO PRINCESS 41 opposite her. “You came to see my mother, I understand, but she is unable to receive you at the moment. ” “I would not describe your company as making do,” he said, oh-so-politely.
There was a treaty involved. The Congress of Vienna was at stake. Damn it, William—” Ian could feel his temper fraying, and that would never do. He bit back the frustrated words on the tip of his tongue and took a deep breath. “Cesare does not want the girl back in Bolgheri for obvious reasons,” Stanton went on. “Arranging a suitable marriage for her is the only alternative. ” “Quite. Prince Cesare also desires to strengthen his alliance with us, and feels an English husband for her would be best.
You cannot hope to defy your father. ” “I am perfectly willing to do so. Write to my father, Sir Ian, and tell him I shall marry when I find a man I love and who loves me. ” With that, she turned and walked out of the room, slamming the door behind her. Ian Moore, 52 L AURA LEE GUHRKE a diplomat? If that hateful man was a diplomat, the world was in serious trouble. Halfway up the stairs, Lucia turned on the landing and paused. From here, she could see the doorway to the drawing room reflected in the mirror on the wall, and she waited there until she saw Ian Moore go down the stairs to depart.
A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2) by Cecilia Grant