By Lavinia Kent
She was once blessed with a present of temptation. Violet, girl Carrington, possesses every little thing a lively lady may perhaps wish out of lifestyles. 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 meet 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, no longer a luscious girl with a expertise for sin, and she or he might particularly die than be beholden to an individual. yet attempt as she may perhaps, she can't persuade him—or herself—that their tantalizing dalliance is an insignificant trifle. maybe woman Carrington has eventually met her match—a guy who will love yet no longer regulate her, a guy who can meet her wickedness with a fierce ardour of his personal . . .
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If it wasn’t Peter, then who? A list of friends A TALENT FOR SIN 35 and acquaintances sped through her mind and were dismissed. Well, there was one way to ﬁnd out. She glanced at her dress, smoothed out a crease, adjusted the angle of her new feathered bonnet, placed a curl over her shoulder, tilted back her shoulders, pulled up the corners of her mouth into a society smile, and headed up the walk. The door opened and a lady’s half boot appeared, then the ﬂounce of a sprigged day dress, a cinnamon curl, and then—Violet’s smile loosed and then reformed.
The girl was gesturing animatedly. As he watched, the chit turned and pointed at him, or perhaps at Lady Smythe-Burke. He had only a moment to fasten his gaze back on Lady Smythe-Burke before he felt Violet’s glance lift toward him. Even without looking back at her he felt her eyes travel over him. He shifted as his body answered their call. It had always been like this. She had only to look at him and he responded. He closed his own eyes and concentrated on not embarrassing himself in public. How did she do this to him when he still felt the pain of her rejection?
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 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?