By Cecilia Grant
A seductive good looks turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures during this wealthy and sensual Regency romance from cherished newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter is aware the video games males play—both out and in of the bed room. now not afraid to bend the principles 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 lady 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 consists of dicey odds with emerging stakes, sweetened with unstated promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand may well locate their hearts having a bet on anything neither can find the money for to threat: love.
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Extra resources for A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2)
The crux, in recent years, had become not how to like him but rather how to keep rein on her own rampant sense of superiority and contempt. The best that could be said for him was that he possessed a kind of unblenching charm—disasterproof, humiliationproof, and, as today, waterproof. He could run it out onto his face when he wanted it and tuck it back into the pockets of his sagging jowls when he did not. After forty years of training, this odd pleasantness served well enough for him to have a moderate standing as a gentleman.
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He seemed to lord this knowledge over her for a moment, as if it gave him a particularly savory upper hand. ” The earldom was synonymous with land in Devon and Dorset. She had been expecting to make a day trip by train. “Oh, but he does. He is here now. The season in London. 34 Ju≥itπ Ivor¯ Summer in the country. The usual tours of Bath. ” He clicked his tongue. ” “An earl—” “Oh, no. I was thinking of all the other ones. Let’s see. ” It took several seconds to realize that William was not answering but indulging in a smug, punishing little silence meant to put a young woman—who never listened to him properly anyway, the silence said—in her place.
A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2) by Cecilia Grant