By Cecilia Grant
In Cecilia Grant’s emotionally wealthy and deeply passionate Regency romance debut, a care for a rumored rogue turns a formal younger lady into . . . A girl Awakened.
Newly widowed and desirous to safeguard her property and loved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a bold plan. Or fairly, a bold plan to conceive. in spite of everything, if she has an inheritor at the approach, her destiny could be secured. abandoning all she is familiar with of propriety, Martha methods her neighbor, a London exile with a depraved recognition, and provides a strictly enterprise proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.
Theophilus Mirkwood needs to be insulted. can be appalled. yet how can he face up to this siren in widow’s weeds, whose provide is too outrageously tempting to say no? made up our minds she’ll get her money’s worthy, Theo endeavors to evoke this shamefully overlooked attractiveness to the pleasures of the flesh—only to discover her lifeless set opposed to taking any amusement within the scandalous discount. absolutely she can’t face up to him perpetually. yet may a lady’s candy quit open their hearts to the main unforeseen arrival of all . . . love?
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Extra resources for A Lady Awakened (Blackshear Family, Book 1)
He couldn’t help thinking of Meredith in those days. She had seemed so alone as she followed him at every turn. She even played along as his pirate hostage, dead body, and army private. “Of course I remember, Lady Northam. ” She laughed, but despite the melodious beauty of the sound, he saw very little joy deep in her eyes. Beauty, yes. But that had been a constant even when she was a young woman. The last time he visited her cousin before they went to school, he took note of the changes in her.
Now more than ever, he couldn’t let his emotions rule him as they always did when he got near her. He had to set his renewed attraction aside. The matters that currently dominated his life were far too important and dangerous to allow even the most pleasant diversion. Meredith watched Tristan disappear into the teeming crowd, and was pulled by two opposing reactions to their brief encounter, each as strong as the other. FROM LONDON WITH LOVE 29 Though they had only exchanged a few brief words, she had enjoyed their time together enormously.
He’d seen it countless times over the years in ballrooms and drawing rooms all over London, but the expression hadn’t been pointed in his direction for a very long time. That was his own fault, of course. He had done his best to avoid contact with her over the years. There was no doubt her smile drew people to her. While most women of their circle hid behind fans and handkerchiefs and demure turns of their heads, Meredith put her soul into her smile. It was inappropriately wide and honest and often flashed at times when most in the ton wouldn’t dare show amusement.
A Lady Awakened (Blackshear Family, Book 1) by Cecilia Grant