By Joan Wolf
"One betrayal must have been adequate …
Enchantingly attractive Laura Dalwood was once little greater than a lady while she was once given in marriage to a guy whose glittering wealth hid a gloomy mystery published to her in basic terms on her marriage ceremony evening.
Now her husband’s dying had freed her from that odious union – and Laura vowed by no means to make so grievous an errors back.
But how may possibly she reject the good-looking and marvelous Mark Cheny, Earl of Dartmouth, whilst his concept used to be one who no younger girl of experience or sensibility may rightly decline?
And what might she do whilst, as his bride, he carried her over the brink to permit her to find simply how a lot she may possibly love a guy – after which, to her misery, simply how a lot may well she worry him …
Joan Wolf is a united states this day bestselling writer, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her nationwide reputation as a grasp of the style. Her many historic and modern romances were hugely praised through reviewers and authors alike. Publisher's Weekly reviewed one among her novels as ""historical fiction at its finest."" Joan used to be born in big apple urban yet has lived so much of her existence in Connecticut together with her husband, young ones and diverse pets. An avid rider and horse proprietor, she enjoys that includes horses in her novels.
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She recoiled a few paces and rubbed her arms, but he continued to stare at her, his gaze steady. “Strong I may be, lady, yet I know when I exert enough force to cause pain. ” “Nay, I spoke true my lord,” she said, glancing at him in that skittish, uncertain way he was coming to expect from her. Exasperated to the point of frustration, Gray strode forward again and took her hand. ” He lifted her hand toward him, at the same time pushing aside the long draped sleeve of her smock to expose her arm.
What had inspired her sudden change in mood boggled his mind, but he wasn’t about to interrupt her by asking. She seemed to relax during the remainder of the meal, even venturing to ask him several shy questions about his holdings. At one point she became almost animated, her hands moving with the grace of bird’s wings as she described the beauty of the willow ﬁelds near her previous home. Then she directed her gaze upon him, murmuring, “Is it possible that you have willow swamps here on your land?
Those years he’d spent in the ﬁlthy alleys working for Bernard Thornby when Gillian was still alive had ensured that his ﬁrst sexual experience and many others thereafter happened with whores. After he had escaped that hell to build a life of his own as a knight, he’d taken to bedding women of more noble status, but they too had possessed enough carnal skill to rival the best in Thornby’s trade. This woman was different. He’d seen that from the moment he’d lifted her veil in the chapel, from the moment he’d gazed into those wide, uncertain eyes.