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 liked newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter knows the video games males play—both out and in of the bed room. no longer afraid to bend the foundations 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 guess of wits and wish with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who retains him at arm’s length.
A saved girl in determined straits, Lydia has a pointy brain and a head for numbers. She gambles at the sly, hoping to win sufficient to say 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 may locate their hearts having a bet on anything neither can have enough money to hazard: love.
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He said, amused. He glanced towards Oswald, who was picking himself up. ” declared Venetia, a martial light in her eye. “You may leave this to me, Damerel! ” She swept past him, just as Oswald, having managed to overcome the effects of semi-strangulation, started towards Damerel with his fists clenched. Finding Venetia in his path, he was obliged to check himself, and before he could thrust her aside, which, in his blind rage, he had every intention of doing, she had spoken words that fell on him like a cold douche.
His lordship had made no plans, but thought he should remain in Yorkshire for a while. It might be that he was amusing himself with a new kind of flirtation, but in any other man it would have looked remarkably like courtship. If that was it, Marston wondered whether Miss Lanyon knew what sort of a life his lordship had led, and what that elder brother of hers would have to say to such a match. He would have been shocked had he guessed how much Venetia knew, and how much she was entertained by some of Damerel’s more repeatable adventures; and he would have been considerably astonished had he known on what terms of easy camaraderie this very odd couple stood.
She was still kneeling, resting her hands on the edge of the loft, and looking directly down at him. “Upside down? Well, of all the unhandsome things to say! ” “Wretch! Do you mean to keep me a prisoner up here? ” “Oh, don’t wait for that! ” he said. ” “What, are you afraid I’ll let you fall? Little craven! ” said Venetia, making a face at him. She then altered her position, drew her flounced skirt tightly round her ankles, swung her legs over the edge of the loft, and slid down into Damerel’s arms.