Passions of a Wicked Earl (London's Greatest Lovers, Book 1)

By Lorraine Heath

"Known all through for his prowess within the bed room, Morgan Lyons, the 8th Earl of Westcliffe, can't forgive an unpardonable affront to his honor. getting to know his younger bride within the palms of his brother was once a stunning blow—so he banished the attractive deceiver to the rustic and committed himself to the pursuit of carnal pleasure.

Claire Lyons was once an blameless, fearful woman on her marriage ceremony day, looking chaste convenience from a adolescence pal. Now, years later, she has blossomed magnificently and has lower back to London with one objective in brain: the seduction of her infamous husband. Unskilled within the sensual arts, she burns still for the kisses too lengthy denied her. and she or he has yet one Season to win again the guts of the rogue she betrayed.

They are masters of seduction, London's maximum enthusiasts. dwelling for excitement, they'll provide their hearts to nobody . . . till love takes them by means of surprise.

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He nodded. “At least he was once now not on my own. ” “But now I will likely be. ” He published a short sour snigger. “I’m rather the egocentric bastard, aren’t I? may you brain giving me a number of moments by myself? ” “No, after all no longer. I shall fetch a servant that can assist you see to him. ” “Have him deliver a shovel. I shall lay Cooper to leisure the following underneath the roses. ” Her throat thick with tears, she nodded, rose to her ft, and headed to the home. She desired to achieve this even more, yet she knew he used to be now not able to welcome extra affection or worrying from her.

Claire—” Then out from at the back of her again, she introduced a tan-and-white dog, a collie. He’d have famous the breed anyplace. His response got here quickly and livid, without idea, no attention. “Why in God’s identify could you get me a puppy? ” Startled, she opened her mouth, closed it. Shook her head. “Well … to exchange Cooper. ” “Do you're thinking that anything i've got enjoyed for nearly part my existence is so simply changed? ” “I idea Fenimore could support fill the hole—” “It can't be stuffed, and it's in no way your place—” The tapping of water on paper stilled his phrases as horror swept over Claire’s face.

He her down as he laid her at the mattress, his physique half-covering hers, his leg wedged among her thighs. He skimmed his hand alongside her aspect. “Where precisely is it? ” he requested. “What? ” “Your ticklish spot. ” “You’re mad. I can’t snort at a time like this. ” “I wish you to. only once. ” freeing a burst of laughter, she raised her head and ran her tongue alongside his collarbone, relishing the saltiness of his epidermis. His arm came visiting her, urgent her towards him, his hand protecting the again of her head so she might linger at his throat.

So this may be your first Season besides. i suppose you dance. ” “Yes. Father employed a instructor. I’m unsure why. i guess to organize me to take my place—” Beside you. now not the place she desired to lead the dialog now. “I’m thankful. Do you dance? ” “On party. ” She couldn't support yet realize that his gaze always drifted right down to her lips, which triggered them to tingle in anticipation, as if he’d decreased his head to once more take her mouth. She appeared not able to forestall her tongue from slipping out to appease them, and he or she may see the smoldering ardour in his eyes while she did.

Why am I right here? She shook her head somewhat to transparent it, to target his query. “My … my sister. Beth. Father has prepared for her to marry Lord Hester, despicable guy, rather a lot older than she. With Father’s blessing, she has one Season to discover one other prospect. i do know what it really is to marry a guy you barely—” “Are you announcing he pressured you to marry me? ” “I’m announcing I had no selection. How may well you're thinking that differently should you have been totally conscious of the agreement, in case you by no means courted me or requested for my hand? ” His arms jerked over her epidermis, his eyes probing hers as if he sought proof of deception.

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