Ways to Be Wicked (Holt Sisters Trilogy, Book 2) by Julie Anne Long
By Julie Anne Long
Unique book: 2006
Sylvie Lamoureux is the darling of the Paris ballet, well known for her good looks and passionate commitment to her paintings. but if a mysterious letter sends her around the English Channel, she reveals herself actually touchdown within the lap of 1 of London's such a lot infamous men.
With a face that has charmed many a London woman, theater impresario Tom Shaughnessy is used to girls falling into his hands. yet from the instant this feisty younger Frenchwoman leaps into his carriage, he senses he's met his rival in wit, daring...and sensuality.
When destiny pulls Sylvie into the bawdy international of Tom's theater, a wish neither of them absolutely expects threatens to upend their well-laid plans. however the prior Sylvie by no means knew she had will strength her to determine. she will be able to both enable it convey down the curtain on their fiery pas de deux...or belief this depraved guy together with her middle. (less)
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The child remained glued to the spot, coughing as choking black smoke rose around her. Heart pounding, Eleanor dropped everything and ran. She caught Sissy by the arm and thrust her out of the front door. She flew back inside. Rubbing her eyes, Sissy poked her head in. ' Flames played among the ragged ends of the rug. Glowing soot took flight in the draught from the door and landed on the tablecloth. It flared up. Oh God, soon the whole place would be alight. She glanced wildly around. Her father's calm voice echoed in her ears.
While Garrick waited, memories curled around him like comforting arms. He could almost hear the sound of his father's voice, the feel of his arm heavy on Garrick's young shoulders as they poured over maps or Father told him stories of military engagements. On a warm spring day like today, the bank of French windows leading to the balcony would have been thrown open, a breeze heavy with the scent of roses from the garden beyond billowing the heavy blue curtains into the room. He hated the smell of roses.
He brushed his lips across her mouth, warm and dry and soft. A mere whisper of the kiss he'd given her in the dark on a moonlit road. A lightning bolt seemed to shoot through her body, hot yet pleasurable. She stiffened in shock. 'I've been wanting to do that since the moment I saw you,' he said, his voice carrying on a warm puff of breath against her chin. She shivered, her mind a blank to everything except trembling anticipation. A smile dawned slowly, lazy and sensuous. She could not tear her gaze from his mouth.