By Lavinia Kent
She was once blessed with a present of temptation. Violet, girl Carrington, possesses every thing a lively lady might wish out of lifestyles. funds (and plenty of it). the liberty to make her personal offerings, without husband to rule her. And a delightfully attentive younger lover, Lord Peter St. Johns, to meet her each wild whim. yet Peter wants greater than Violet's lascivious attentions. he is determined for her heart—and her hand in marriage. but with a toss of her russet curls, Violet refuses. a guy like Peter belongs with a na?ve, blushing attractiveness, now not a luscious girl with a expertise for sin, and she or he may particularly die than be beholden to an individual. yet attempt as she may, she can't persuade him—or herself—that their tantalizing dalliance is a trifling trifle. possibly woman Carrington has eventually met her match—a guy who will love yet no longer regulate her, a guy who can meet her wickedness with a fierce ardour of his personal . . .
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Neither was a bad thing in a woman, but they were mixed with a slight edge of calculation—there in the tightening of the lips, and a hard glow as she examined a crystal vase on Violet’s table. None of that had been there two years before. Had Isabella been left too long under Masters’s care? Masters never missed the chance to better himself or his wallet, and for the ﬁrst time Violet could see the same qualities in Isabella. They were perhaps not bad qualities to have, but they were not what she wished for her sister.
Violet slid the book back and tried to decide which smile to answer with. A knowing one always worked. “That doesn’t matter now, does it? ” Violet hoped she didn’t sound shrill. ” Marguerite shared her own smile, one of satisfaction. She sat back in the A TALENT FOR SIN 29 chair again, shifting from one hip to the other. “I don’t understand why you keep it so secret. There is surely no shame in keeping company with the brother of a marquess. If Peter showed interest in me I’d parade him before all of society.
This was not the meeting she had imagined. Even A TALENT FOR SIN 55 with her experience it was hard to be seductive when trudging over tree roots. “Oh, do slow, Peter. You can’t still be angry with me. It’s been over a week, almost two. I am sorry that my answer was not what you wanted. ” Peter remained silent, but he did slow. Perhaps he could be brought to listen to reason. She had always admired his intellect. Damn. It was getting dark. When her knee hit against a broken branch Peter had missed, she stopped.