By Charlotte Featherstone
With the scandalous nature of her beginning to stay down, Isabella Fairmont goals of a formal marriage—even if a passionless one. She saves her private wishes for the unconventional she dares to pen, in which a good-looking lord with darkish powers seduces her. yet then her courtship with a suitable suitor is threatened by way of the surprising attentions of the reclusive Earl of Black…whose faded blue eyes and brooding sensuality are exactly as she defined in her book.
Isabella attempts to withstand the mysterious Earl of Black.
Yet as he pursues her, with inexplicable wisdom of her prior and kisses that eat her, Isabella fears she will succumb.
If in simple terms the earl may well inform Isabella the reality. With very actual, and treacherous, thieves endangering her existence, Black might want to safeguard Isabella from the very humans she trusts the most….
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And…" Wendell flushed as he met her gaze. "I was wondering if you might consider letting me out of this dance. I know it's bad form, but one of the patrons of the museum is here tonight, and I wished to speak with him. Funds, of course. If I don't see to the donations…" He trailed off expectantly, his brown eyes full of hope that she understood his plight. "Of course. " "Thank you. " "Don't even say it," Isabella ordered her cousin when Wendell had taken his leave. " "Sorely," Lucy said around a grin.
For so long he had hungered for her, keeping his distance. For too long he had stood at this very window, blending in with the shadows, wishing night after long, interminable night that he might see her beyond the glass. It was strange, this feeling. His body actually warmed at the thought of her. It had been years since he had felt anything but coldness—emptiness. His life had become one of isolation, rumor and speculation. He was cursed. He knew it, had accepted it and used that comprehension to erect the ice that now surrounded his heart.
She also possessed her mother's inclination toward romantic adventures. But unlike her mother, she would only write about them, not indulge in them. " Yes. But how had he known that? That fact, and the unfortunate event surrounding it was a secret no one save Lucy and Stonebrook knew about. It was impossible that Black would know. Unless, of course, he'd been there that night… Impossible. She was allowing her fertile imagination to ride roughshod over her sensibilities. "We are playing quid pro quo, Miss Fairmont.