A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2) by Cecilia Grant
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 liked newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter is aware 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 bet 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 assert her independence. An alliance with Will on the tables could be a profitable 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 possibly locate their hearts having a bet on anything neither can have enough money to danger: love.
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It was a collection he carried everywhere with him, and would show to anyone who had the bad luck to express the slightest interest in it. Payton could not help but feel a fierce satisfaction that the odious Miss Whitby should have fallen into her father's trap. Now she'd be spending the better part of an hour listening to Sir Henry drone on about calibers and the chemical composition of lead, something Payton would only wish upon her worst enemy. Miss Whitby being that enemy, she felt quite happy suddenly.
She certainly would never hesitate to hire him on as a mate when she finally got her own command. But dance with him? That was different. Still, it was only an invitation to dance, after all. He wasn't asking her to marry him, for pity's sake. So what was she waiting for? For him, a voice whispered in her head. For him. Right, she said to herself. Well, he is marrying Miss Whitby in the morrow, so you'd better bloody well set your sights elsewhere, missy. “Yes, thank you, Mr. Hayford,” she said politely.
Over my dead body,” he declared, ”are you ever going to command a Dixon ship. “ “And why not? “ She narrowed her eyes as she glanced in Raleigh's direction. “For all he spent most of those years hopelessly lost. “ Looking up once again from the window, Raleigh informed her kindly, ”I wasn't lost, my dear. I was exploring previously uncharted territory. There's a difference. “ “You were lost, Raleigh. Your cargo rotted while you were floundering about, trying to find your way around the Cape of Good Hope.