The Seduction of an English Lady by Cathy Maxwell

By Cathy Maxwell

To seduce an English woman, a gentleman should always be sure to . . . Gaze longingly into her eyes whereas stating her good looks . . . Colonel Colin Mandland has wealth, strength . . . every little thing yet a bride. yet even supposing there's no mistress of his newly bought manor, Maiden Hill, there's definitely a resident maiden: girl Rosalyn Wellborne, a obdurate attractiveness who steadfastly refuses to go away where she has consistently referred to as domestic. carry her hand only a fraction longer than necessary... Tantalizing Rosalyn proves to be way more tricky than any enemy he is ever met at the battlefield. She assaults by way of stating Colin an upstart who's undeserving for neighborhood society. He shockingly counters by way of delivering for her hand in marriage—and she unusually accepts. Or, whilst all else fails, triumph over her. even supposing this genteel woman has vowed by no means to succumb to unbridled ardour, she speedy learns that theirs can be no marriage in-name-only, yet particularly a gradual, sensuous and alarmingly potent seduction . . . that turns her international the other way up.

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Candles were being lit, and their soft glow marked how late the hour was growing. The fog was rolling in, drifting along the ground. Rosalyn could only hope Covey was someplace safe. “There she is, my lady,” John said. “Over there in the churchyard. ” Rosalyn craned and saw Covey on her knees. ” “Her husband, my lady,” John reminded her. ” Rosalyn could barely wait for the cart to stop before she hopped out and, carrying the extra shawl, ran to her friend’s side. Covey didn’t act like she heard Rosalyn approach.

Colin opened his eyes and discovered hers were wide open, too. They stared at each other, turned cross-eyed, and broke apart. Lady Rosalyn practically ran to the other side of the room. He brought his hand up to his mouth and realized he could still taste her. Slowly he turned, anticipating some sort of spinsterish chastisement. Instead, she stared at him, her razor-sharp gray green eyes wide in surprise. ” “I didn’t ‘let you,’” she responded. ” He had. He wouldn’t mind taking again, just to see if his imagination played tricks.

She could recall her father saying that. Colonel Mandland leaned close to her bonnet. ” If he’d meant it as a compliment or a joke, she didn’t take it as such. She was too conscious that everyone watched them. He knew immediately he had upset her. ” She ignored him, keeping her eyes on the pew ahead. She didn’t like the awkwardness of being singled out. It reminded her of the days when she’d had to move into a new household where everyone, including herself and the servants, wondered what her status was.

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