By Cecilia Grant
A seductive attractiveness turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures during this wealthy and sensual Regency romance from cherished newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter is aware the video games males play—both out and in of the bed room. no longer afraid to bend the principles to fit her wishes, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his personal bold time table for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s golf equipment. yet now he antes up for a bet of wits and hope with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who retains him at arm’s length.
A stored girl in determined straits, Lydia has a pointy brain and a head for numbers. She gambles at the sly, hoping to win sufficient to assert her independence. An alliance with Will on the tables could be a successful proposition for them either. however the association comprises dicey odds with emerging stakes, sweetened with unstated promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand might locate their hearts having a bet on anything neither can have enough money to hazard: love.
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Extra resources for A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2)
His public facade was long gone, and shaking had pulled the woman close enough that he appeared to be embracing her. Arguing with an imbecile over her mental capacity was ridiculous. Doing so in public was worse. Why had he allowed her ravings to destroy his control—all of his control, he admitted as another wave of lust engulfed him. Never in his life had he appeared so foolish. And it was all her fault. Donning the tattered remnants of his composure, he dropped his hands. It was past time to leave town.
But even fear could not hold her attention for long. Her arms throbbed where he had grasped her, and not from pain. Up close, he left her breathless. Now she knew why he seemed so different from other gentlemen. His dandy airs covered a burning masculinity that few men possessed. It simmered just beneath the surface, flaring when he was angry into a force that could overpower anyone. She shivered, appalled at her reaction. How could she respond to an arrogant lord of limited intelligence and less regard for her feelings?
Not surprising, since no one gave it. " "And is somewhat hen-witted, I expect. Don't lie," he added over her protest. " Which explained her reaction to Harriet's prattle. Joanna nodded. "But she is very sweet, and quite sensible about the things she knows. " "I did not question Lord Wicksfield when he hired me," she said primly. "Of course. Mother cannot have thought I might be interested in so young a chit. " He sighed. " "No. It was the other way round. Girls are not the only ones afflicted with matchmaking mothers.
A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2) by Cecilia Grant