By Tessa Dare
"Tessa Dare spins a witty, wanton story of ardour and conquest, as a reformer and a rake locate unforeseen love. just one factor may possibly persuade Sir Tobias Aldridge, an incorrigible libertine, to profess timeless constancy to a girl he's simply met. Revenge. What greater technique to come back at an enemy than by way of stealing the scoundrel's sister? now not that Toby reveals it a chore, seducing a beguiling, sultry good looks freshly arrived from the West Indies. while the prize is Isabel Grayson, vengeance is doubly profitable. Isabel is decided to marry a prosperous, strong lord and develop into a girl of impression, utilizing her rank and fortune to struggle social injustice. Sir Toby, along with his paltry identify and notorious acceptance, is mistaken husband materialbut he makes her blood race, her middle pound, and her long-buried passions come to the outside. If she will reform the captivating satan, she'll get precisely what she craves: society's recognize. yet it's a perilous gamble. For if Toby wins this conflict of persuasion, Isabel may perhaps lose her heart.
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Redder. It catches the mist in the air, almost as if it creeps up from underneath. Everything is new,‖ he said softly. ‖ Annabel‘s breath caught. He sounded so wistful. It made her want to remain right where she was, on the blanket beside him, until the sun started to rise on the eastern horizon. He made her want to see the heath in morning light. He made her want to see him in the morning light. ―I should like to take a bath in it,‖ he murmured. ‖ It should have been shocking, but Annabel sensed that he wasn‘t talking to her.
Wistful. He couldn‘t recall the last time he‘d felt anything approaching wistful. It made him want this kiss—want her —with the strangest intensity. He didn‘t feel warm. He didn‘t feel hot. But something inside of him—maybe his conscience, maybe his soul—was burning. He didn‘t know her name, didn‘t know anything about her except that she dreamed of Rome and smelled like violets. And that she tasted like vanilla cream. This, he now knew. This, he thought as his tongue brushed against the soft inside of her upper lip, he would never forget.
There was too much light coming from the party to find clarity in the night sky, but the stars were still twinkling here and there. They had to fight through the pollution, Annabel thought, in order to shine. It was a pollution of light, of brightness. Somehow that just seemed wrong. ―Five minutes,‖ she said aloud. In five minutes she would return to the party. In five minutes she would have regained her equilibrium. In five minutes she would be able to affix her smile back to her face and curtsy to the man who had just mauled her.