By Lavinia Kent

She used to be blessed with a present of temptation. Violet, girl Carrington, possesses every thing a lively girl may possibly wish out of existence. cash (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 fulfill her each wild whim. yet Peter wants 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 good looks, now not a luscious woman with a expertise for sin, and she or he may really die than be beholden to somebody. yet test as she may possibly, she can't persuade him—or herself—that their tantalizing dalliance is a trifling trifle. might be woman Carrington has eventually met her match—a guy who will love yet now not keep an eye on her, a guy who can meet her wickedness with a fierce ardour of his personal . . .

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I imagine you’re safe,” Violet answered. “If Masters has finished with the services of a nanny, I can’t 38 LAVINIA KENT imagine him loosing the funds to call her back. ” Isabella nodded at the truth of that statement. “I am happy to be here. I don’t even want to think of him. I can’t wait to explore. It is so seldom he brings me to London . . even though it’s time that I am out. Do you know I’ve never seen a menagerie or the Crown jewels? Would you take me to see the Elgin Marbles? Am I pretty enough to find a husband?

You’re still wellpreserved. ” Violet forced a smile and seated herself, gesturing for the footman who hovered at the door to send for tea. “No, I was thinking what a babe you still are, hardly out of short skirts. ” “Don’t even whisper that. ” “I imagine you’re safe,” Violet answered. “If Masters has finished with the services of a nanny, I can’t 38 LAVINIA KENT imagine him loosing the funds to call her back. ” Isabella nodded at the truth of that statement. “I am happy to be here. I don’t even want to think of him.

I am supposed to reveal my lusts for your sister and promise to behave in the most honorable fashion,” Peter explained. As if that was an explanation. “Isabella? ” Violet hoped her irritation didn’t show as she stepped down hard upon a sharp pebble. Her light slippers, while fine upon the lawns, were no match for roughness of the path, and Peter’s pace had left little room for care. ” Peter stopped and looked around. “Where has she sent us off to? ” Violet was inclined to agree. The foliage had grown increasingly dense, and she could hardly hear the chatter of the party.

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