Cecilia Grant's A Lady Awakened (Blackshear Family, Book 1) PDF

By Cecilia Grant

ISBN-10: 034553252X

ISBN-13: 9780345532527

In Cecilia Grant’s emotionally wealthy and deeply passionate Regency romance debut, a care for a rumored rogue turns a formal younger girl into . . . A girl Awakened.

Newly widowed and eager to shield her property and loved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a bold plan. Or relatively, a bold plan to conceive. in any case, if she has an inheritor at the means, her destiny can be secured. leaving behind all she is familiar with of propriety, Martha techniques her neighbor, a London exile with a depraved recognition, and gives a strictly company proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.

Theophilus Mirkwood should be insulted. will be appalled. yet how can he face up to this siren in widow’s weeds, whose provide is just too outrageously tempting to say no? made up our minds she’ll get her money’s worthy, Theo endeavors to rouse this shamefully ignored attractiveness to the pleasures of the flesh—only to discover her lifeless set opposed to taking any leisure within the scandalous discount. without doubt she can’t withstand him perpetually. yet may a lady’s candy hand over open their hearts to the main unforeseen arrival of all . . . love?

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He talked as if finding a husband is like choosing a horse. Hmm . . good teeth, strong and healthy, excellent breeding . . yes, he’ll do. ” Francesca laughed. “Oh, my darling! ” “Oh, yes he did. Cesare comes in August, and I am to be engaged by then to whichever appropriate gentleman Sir Ian can find. Do I have a choice? Are my wishes considered? No! A man is being paid to take me. ” She stopped pacing and sat down on the edge of the bed. “Insufferable man. So cold, so haughty. ” She turned her head to look at her mother as the other woman sat down beside her.

The first thing you must do is get Sir Ian on your side. You have much charm, Lucia, much magnetism. ” The idea of charming Sir Ian was almost intolerable. Lucia groaned. ” She sighed and leaned her forehead against her mother’s shoulder, resigning herself to the inevitable. “All right, Mamma. ” She lifted her head and scowled, still compelled to stand by her convictions. ” “Hope is not a consideration, Mamma. That is how it’s going to be.

Looking at him, Lucia had an almost irresistible urge to muss his perfectly combed dark hair and untie his perfectly knotted cravat. He probably wouldn’t like that, she thought as she entered the room. This man had a hard line to his jaw and chin, showing resolution and discipline. He’d have no patience with that sort of teasing, which made the impulse to do so all the more tempting. Still, she had to concede that he was quite handsome for an Englishman, and her passionate Italian heart could only approve of such splendid masculinity, but when she looked into his eyes, her momentary feminine appreciation evaporated at once.

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