By Lavinia Kent
She was once blessed with a present of temptation. Violet, girl Carrington, possesses every thing a lively girl may perhaps wish out of existence. funds (and plenty of it). the liberty to make her personal offerings, without husband to rule her. And a delightfully attentive younger lover, Lord Peter St. Johns, to meet her each wild whim. yet Peter wishes greater than Violet's lascivious attentions. he is determined for her heart—and her hand in marriage. but with a toss of her russet curls, Violet refuses. a guy like Peter belongs with a na?ve, blushing attractiveness, no longer a luscious girl with a expertise for sin, and he or she could particularly die than be beholden to an individual. yet test as she may possibly, she can't persuade him—or herself—that their tantalizing dalliance is an insignificant trifle. might be girl Carrington has ultimately met her match—a guy who will love yet no longer regulate her, a guy who can meet her wickedness with a fierce ardour of his personal . . .
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Despite her words Marguerite nestled back against her husband. ” Wimberley attempted a stern look, but the corner of his mouth twitched. ” “Why are you worrying about my brother’s happiness? ” Wimberley’s hands slipped lower and rested on his wife’s belly. He squeezed gently. Violet had to look away. It was disconcerting watching the emotions playing between the besotted couple. She still had questions, but they would have to wait. 32 LAVINIA KENT She shook her skirts and smiled at Marguerite.
There were so many emotions warring over his countenance that she hardly knew what to think. There was anger in the pursing of his lips, and the tight furrow of his brow, yet a hint of humor hid at the corner of his eye and lust, yes lust, burned there too. She could see it as he let his glance trail down her body, pausing in all his favorite places. It grew and spread, his lips softened, and she could feel the heat of his breath as he leaned closer. He pupils grew large and dark as he stared. His mouth parted fur- 56 LAVINIA KENT ther, and she could see the tip of his tongue as it darted out to moisten dry lips.
You haven’t told me anything of your acquaintances. You must tell me more if I am to decide whom to wed. ” She was here. He hadn’t seen her yet, but he knew. Peter tried to keep his attention on Lady Smythe-Burke as she chattered on. His foot tapped restlessly. So far she had proclaimed why the season should be held in the summer, why all girls should attend school—boys apparently should be tossed out of doors until they reached their 50 LAVINIA KENT majority—why eating French style was unhealthy, and, oh yes, why the new lighter corsets that were in fashion would lead to bad posture and sagging.