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. now not 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 saved lady in determined straits, Lydia has a pointy brain and a head for numbers. She gambles at the sly, hoping to win sufficient to say her independence. An alliance with Will on the tables could be a successful proposition for them either. however the association consists of dicey odds with emerging stakes, sweetened with unstated promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand may well locate their hearts making a bet on anything neither can have the funds for to hazard: love.
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Extra info for A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2)
40 THE LAST MAN IN THE WORLD She shook her head dumbly. He sat on the edge of the bed and grasped her shoulders. ” It could no longer be avoided. ” She spoke barely above a whisper, as if by remaining quiet she could avoid his rage. ” He dropped his hands away from her, looking at her with disbelief. ” Her voice was a little stronger this time as she claimed her truth. ” “I had done no such thing. ” His eyes narrowed. “You are splitting hairs. ” Elizabeth wished she could throw the truth in the face of his arrogance, but a wiser part of her prevailed, and she said nothing.
Darcy must have been displeased when his bride appeared before him at the altar with red-rimmed eyes. On the seat across from her Mr. Darcy was watching her keenly. She shivered a little when she encountered his gaze. ” She nodded, not trusting her voice. Something in her face must have alerted him, for he reached out to pull down the shade on the carriage window. Moving carefully across to her—even the luxurious Darcy carriage could not compensate for the uneven road—he sat down beside her and put his arm around her.
I would be happy to be introduced,” she said, staking her own ground in the matter. 53 Abigail Reynolds He seemed willing to accept this, and turned the conversation to household matters, as if there were no diﬃculties between them at all. Elizabeth was willing to pretend to this as well, out of sheer relief for the cessation of hostilities. She only hoped it would last. The horse was a lovely chestnut, small as he had promised, but with elegant lines. Elizabeth reached out to pat her neck, and the mare whickered softly, turning large dark eyes on her.
A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2) by Cecilia Grant