A Woman Entangled (Blackshear Family, Book 2) by Cecilia Grant

By Cecilia Grant

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An formidable attractiveness looking a place one of the elite is thwarted by way of a so much disruptive gentleman in Cecilia Grant’s witty, stylish, and exquisitely sensual novel.
 
Kate Westbrook has goals some distance higher than romance. Love won’t get her into London’s such a lot consequential events, nor hinder her sisters from being snubbed and seemed down upon—all simply because their besotted father unadvisedly married an actress. yet a noble husband for Kate may bring a destiny such a lot suited for the granddaughter of an earl. Armed with ingenuity, breathtaking attractiveness, and assistance from an idle aunt with connections, Kate is poised to make her goals come actual. regrettably, a well-known face—albeit a maddeningly good-looking one—appears bent on provoking her scheme.
 
Implored via Kate’s fearful father to fend off the rogues wanting to take advantage of his daughter’s charms, Nick Blackshear has put aside the torch he’s carried for Kate so one can do correct through his pal. besides, she made really transparent that his emotions weren't returned—though policing her won’t bog down Nick’s wish. Reckless ardour results in love’s awakening, yet time is operating out. Kate needs to see for herself that the charms of excessive society are not anything in comparison to the limitless candy pleasures demanded via the heart.

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“In the 3rd of her Blackshear kinfolk sequence, furnish tackles type contrast and complicated family members dynamics in an excellent sensual romance and witty story within the kind of Jane Austen . . . supply skillfully takes a shallow, immature heroine and develops her right into a likable, admirable grown lady. supply is a brilliant, leading edge, smart writer.”RT publication Reviews
 
“Wielding a deliciously sharp wit that even Jane Austen may envy, supply offers one more cleverly conceived and deftly choreographed Regency ancient that's either lushly sensual and carefully romantic. Readers who've but to find Grant’s impeccably written romances are in for a unprecedented treat.”Booklist (starred review)
 
“An emotionally wealthy, sensually lush romance.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“Cecilia supply is speedily changing into one in all my favourite historic romance authors, together with her advanced characters and considerate explorations of the way their historic interval shapes them. for those who love multifaceted tales, certainly supply her paintings a try!”—Heroes and Heartbreakers
 
“The writing and characterization is each piece nearly as good as I’ve come to count on, and Ms. Grant’s monetary, restricted variety works superbly to permit the intensity of emotion that bubbles lower than the outside through the tale to talk for itself. there's no verbiage for the sake of it; this writer can pay her readers the large praise of trusting us along with her fabric and letting us paintings issues out for ourselves.”—All approximately Romance

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She must have been mad, to yield her body the way she had. What had she done? Lord, what had she done? “What did you intend? To blackmail me? Claim I stole your virtue? I won’t succumb to such chicanery. I won’t be used. Not by you. ” she cried. She finally managed to drag her hand free of his, then leaped from the bed. Everything inside her was still whirling. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this, she thought vaguely. When she’d dreamed of the moment she would confront him—this reckoning of accounts, as it were —she had been the one in control.

He splashed his face with water, then wiped his member. The towel was left there on the rug. Bracing his hands on the washstand, he stared at his reflection in the shaving mirror. Christ, what had he done? Claire was right. He was a bastard. Darkness took hold inside him. Turmoil raged in his breast. Cad that he was, he thought, he couldn’t help it—a part of him felt betrayed by her lies. On the dresser lay the ribbon she’d worn the night of the masquerade, the ribbon he’d rescued from the ground.

The sound came again. Definitely a scream, but fainter this time. He urged his horse ahead and down an embankment. There were ruts in the damp earth. Something had come through here. The brush was trampled, he noted, following the tracks. It was then he spied it, a carriage overturned, resting against the trunk of a tree. And a figure calling and waving at him. It was Claire. His heart pounding, he reached her. She collapsed in his arms. ” He smoothed her hair, touched a cut, bruised lump on her forehead.

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