The Seduction of an English Lady by Cathy Maxwell

By Cathy Maxwell

To seduce an English woman, a gentleman should always you'll want 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 though there's no mistress of his newly bought manor, Maiden Hill, there's definitely a resident maiden: woman Rosalyn Wellborne, a obdurate attractiveness who steadfastly refuses to go away where she has constantly referred to as domestic. carry her hand only a fraction longer than necessary... Tantalizing Rosalyn proves to be way more tough than any enemy he is ever met at the battlefield. She assaults through pointing out Colin an upstart who's undeserving for neighborhood society. He shockingly counters by means of providing for her hand in marriage—and she unusually accepts. Or, whilst all else fails, triumph over her. even though this genteel girl 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 powerful seduction . . . that turns her international the other way up.

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I can’t do that,” the maid protested. “My lady, after you are gone, he’s to pay my wages. ” She turned and ran down the stairs before Rosalyn could object. There was nothing else to do for it than to go and meet him. Rosalyn wasn’t about to let him think she was hiding from him. Going downstairs, she started to brush the cobwebs off her skirts and then stopped. What did she care what he thought of her? Let him see her at her worst. She didn’t even stop by her room to change her dress—although she did take a moment to glance at herself in a wall mirror and repinned her hair to tame the errant curls that were the bane of her existence.

Marriage to a stranger is an affront to the sacrament,” Rosalyn replied coolly. By now, she’d had a good deal of practice at defending her position. “He is very handsome,” Mrs. Blair observed. “Handsome is as handsome does,” Rosalyn murmured. ” Mrs. Blair rarely refused. There were also those who came specifically on Colonel Mandland’s behalf. Lady Loftus was a daily visitor, and once she even dragged along the colonel’s sister-in-law. Mrs. Mandland was quiet and reserved. She was someone Rosalyn didn’t know well but respected.

Her friend understood all too well. She didn’t know how. Covey never asked questions, and yet she knew. “Good night,” Covey said softly and left the room. Rosalyn returned to her chair and sat in deep thought until the candle almost burned itself out. The next morning was cold and rainy. Rosalyn decided it was the perfect day to attack the attic. She had no idea what all was up there. Numerous trunks and miscellaneous small furniture items from different estates had been shipped to Maiden Hill over the decades and had been collecting dust.

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