By Anne Stuart
Longing for the downfall of Nicholas Blackthorne, the infamous rake whom she holds chargeable for the lack of her advantage and her relations fortune, Ghislaine de Lorgny is by surprise kidnapped via her such a lot hated enemy.
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He had no delusions about his appeal. He knew he had a way about him, a certain combination of form and features, that women found attractive. And he discovered within himself a dangerous kind of charm that made that attraction even more volatile. But the women were all experienced. All older than he was, all buxom, sensual females with eager appetites and sophisticated practices. He'd learned a great deal from them, and enjoyed himself immensely. But he'd never been moved by someone little more than a child.
In Hargrove's case I assumed he'd be satisfied with my apology, or failing that, first blood. " she echoed, confused. "His first shot went wild," Taverner offered. "Blackthorne bowed and turned his back, assuming honor was satisfied and all that rubbish. " She was aghast. "At my back," Nicholas said. "Not only that, he had another pistol in his greatcoat, and was reaching for that. I had no choice. I was fortunate his bad timing and abysmal lack of skill had saved me twice. " 'That remains to be seen.
Ghislaine put the knife down very quietly, moving toward the cheap tallow candles that were considered sufficient for kitchen use and lighting them, one by one, filling the cavernous room with a fitful light. She knew the man was watching her, and if she didn't sense outright hostility she at least could feel his reserve. This was the man she was going to have to circumvent, if Nicholas Blackthorne was to have the fate he so richly deserved. She turned back, once she'd allowed him to look his fill.