Rules of Passion by Sara Bennett

By Sara Bennett

The boldest, such a lot unconventional of the 3 Greentree sisters, Marietta believes her most sensible direction will be to emulate her normal mom, the infamous courtesan Madame Aphrodite. Being woefully unschooled within the methods of ardour, in spite of the fact that, Marietta, at Aphrodite's insistence, needs to first end up herself via thoroughly seducing one guy: Max Valland, the moody, disgraced, anddisinherited former Lord Roseby. along with his lifestyles and popularity already in tatters, Max is such a lot keen to assist the beautiful younger minx perform her selected craft—though he's shocked on the intensity of his hope . . . and by way of her such a lot unprofessional tenderness. yet Marietta's plans are threatened via the harmful mysteries swirling round this disarmingly sensual gentleman . . . and by means of a middle that urges her to damage the courtesan's cardinal rule: by no means fall in love.

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I don’t blame my father either, not really. ” Ian did not dispute him, although his expression said he would like to. “And then there is my name,” Max went on quietly. “I can no longer call myself Lord Roseby—I am plain Max Valland. And although my mother may be dead, her reputation as a caring and generous woman, an honest and respectable woman, is in jeopardy. Vicious gossip follows me wherever I go. ” “Is not my father? That he married her all unsuspecting, believing the child she was carrying was his own?

I am . . well, I’m Aphrodite’s daughter. One of her daughters. ” “I am a gentleman, and I do not take advantage of a lady unless she is experienced in these matters. ” He seemed very upset about something. “I . . don’t care about that,” she said quickly. ” He blinked at her. “I don’t believe it,” he said quietly. ” But Marietta gave a little shrug. ” “Because I am no longer Lord Roseby,” Max’s voice was suddenly both hard and bitter. ” He turned swiftly to Aphrodite and bowed. “Good evening, Madame.

Aphrodite’s Club had a somber elegance that gave little clue to its real purpose, thought Marietta as the hansom cab set her down. She had never seen her mother’s club before, but she had read of such places and steeled herself for a certain amount of gaudiness. This was more like a private school for young ladies! Marietta lifted the hem of her skirts above her slippers to climb the stairs towards the white portico that framed the entrance. Apart from tossing on her emerald velvet cloak, Marietta had not changed her clothing from the red and green shot silk dress she had worn all day.

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