By Christine Merrill
This can be a season of secrets and techniques, scandal and seduction in excessive society! Set in Regency England, this continuity sweeps you from glittering ballrooms, to a smuggler's cove in Cornwall, to the wilds of Scotland, a Romany camp, and again back. every one tale has a passionate, extreme, principal courting however the thread linking them jointly is a darkly risky, but horny stranger, who's out for revenge, providing a silken rope as his calling card. via him, a long-forgotten previous is stirred to lifestyles, and the infamous occasions of 1794 which observed one guy murdered and one other hanged for the crime, are introduced in to query. was once the precise guy delivered to justice or is there nonetheless a treacherous assassin at huge?
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She scrabbled for purchase, slipping, falling, and then standing to run a few unsteady paces as the feeling returned to her legs. After the darkness inside the sack, the night seemed as bright as day. The landscape was unfamiliar. She did not know if there would be rescue ahead. But anywhere might do, as long as it was far away from her captor. She heard a curse from the other side of the wagon, and the sound of Salterton coming after her. The ground was wet from a recent rain, and the heavy clay sucked one of the slippers from her feet, leaving her to run unsteadily in her stocking and remaining shoe.
Nor had he expected the lusciousness of the body that the dress had hidden. Or how her eyes had turned from green to golden brown as he’d held her. Or the way those changeable eyes had watched him undress. When he had planned the abduction, he had not expected to want her. He looked again at his sober reflection in the mirror, and put aside his thoughts of sins of the flesh. While the lust that she inspired in him might have been a pleasant surprise, he did not have the time or inclination to act on it.
She told herself that it was only because she was cold and wet from her struggles in the bog. But she knew it was more than that. He was reaching for her. And she closed her eyes and trembled with anticipation. She felt his hands at her waist, untying the rope that was still attached there, drawing it out from under her body, and casting it away. When she looked up at him, he was staring down at her, his own face devoid of emotion. ” She scooted away from him on the bed. “Remove your clothing. To the last stitch.
Taken by the Wicked Rake by Christine Merrill