By Anna Campbell
The Duke of Kylemore is aware her as Soraya, London's such a lot celebrated courtesan. males struggle duels to spend an hour in her corporation. And basically he comes just about taming her. Flying within the face of society, he comes to a decision to make her his bride; then, she vanishes, likely into skinny air. Dire situations have compelled Verity Ashton to negotiate her innocence and alter her identify for the sake of her kin. yet Kylemore destroys her plans for a good existence whilst he discovers her refuge. He kidnaps her, sweeping her away to his searching inn in Scotland, the place he vows to bend her to his will. There he seduces her anew. Verity spends evening after evening with him in his mattress . . . and even though she nonetheless desires of get away and independence, she is familiar with she will be able to by no means flee the unforeseen, unwelcome love for the proud, robust lover who claims her either physique and soul.
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Some said Sir Eldreth had rescued her from a Turkish harem—or a harem in Egypt or Syria or Persia. Unlikely heroics for the notably sedentary baronet, although the evidence of the girl’s name indicated some exotic origin. If her name really was Soraya, which Kylemore had always doubted. Other people believed she was a laundress Morse had picked up in the alleyways around Les Halles. Or she was a former child prostitute who had seen her chance with the rich English milord and taken it. Kylemore always treated these tales—and even more outlandish stories he heard over the years—with skepticism.
She looked uncomfortable, although he couldn’t tell if it was at the implication of deception or his reference to their liaison. “It’s Verity Ashton. And I don’t see why my ideas are nonsensical. Although your stoush in the kitchen has destroyed any future I might have had in Whitby. I can’t imagine Marjorie keeping her mouth shut about a duke brawling with Mrs. ” “I found you once, I can find you again,” he said evenly. She looked unconcerned at his threat, blast her. “Why would you bother? A man like you has no trouble getting someone to warm his bed.
Fleetingly, it disoriented him. It made her Soraya and not Soraya. His worldly mistress had always floated in a cloud of musk and ambergris. The woman at his side smelled of violet soap. Although far from unpleasant, it was vaguely unsettling, as though he’d somehow set his revenge on the wrong target. But beneath the fresh scent of flowers lingered the haunting essence of the woman he craved so endlessly. Her brother waited outside the parlor. He clearly, and rightly, suspected Kylemore’s intentions.
Claiming the Courtesan (Avon Romantic Treasures) by Anna Campbell