The Temptation of Your Touch (Burke Brothers, Book 2)

By Teresa Medeiros

"**A new spell binding ancient romance from a “superb storyteller” (*Booklist*) and *New York occasions* bestselling writer that includes a good-looking, brooding Earl who reveals himself attracted to his prim and correct housekeeper.****

Maximillian Burke has continually prided himself on being the guy each mom would need her daughter to marry. yet after his scoundrel of a brother makes off with Max’s bride, Max discovers it’s extra pleasant to be a rogue than the ideal gentleman. pressured to escape London after a duel long gone fallacious, he seeks shelter at Cadgwyck Manor at the lonely coast of Cornwall, a spot as wild and savage as his present mood. The tumbledown manor comes whole with its personal ghost, yet oddly sufficient, it’s now not the White woman of Cadgwyck who haunts Max’s heated dreams—but his no-nonsense housekeeper.

The final thing housekeeper Anne Spencer wishes is a brand new grasp, particularly one as brooding and beautiful because the Earl of Dravenwood. while she schemes to be rid of her new service provider, she unearths herself irresistibly drawn into his powerful, muscular palms. while Max vows to resolve the secret of Cadgwyck’s ghost, he doesn’t are aware of it will positioned either one of their hearts in danger and tempt them to give up to a excitement as scrumptious because it is dangerous.

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She wouldn’t love it. ” “She? ” Max solid the innkeeper’s spouse a bewildered look. even though the lady seemed completely able to wielding an average rolling pin, she rarely seemed menacing sufficient to carry a complete village hostage. “Her. ” the guy eventually lifted his head to fulfill Max’s gaze, his voice a rumble even deeper than the thunder. “The White girl o’ Cadgwyck Manor. ” bankruptcy 4 AN AUDIBLE GASP WENT up from the opposite buyers of the resort. Catholicism had fallen out of style in those elements over 3 centuries in the past, after King Henry VIII had determined it'd be easier to divorce Catherine of Aragon than to behead her, yet from the nook of his eye, Max observed a guy cartoon the signal of a pass on his breast.

ANGELICA CADGWYCK STOOD OVER Maximillian Burke’s mattress. It wasn’t the 1st time she had slipped into his chamber simply to watch him sleep. however it often is the final. Moonlight drifted during the open French doorways, bathing his good-looking positive aspects in its silvery glow. His lips have been a bit parted, the strict traces of his face comfy in boyish repose. The sheet had slipped right down to his hip bones, exposing the extraordinary expanse of his chest and the chiseled planes of his stomach. She had regularly came across it interesting that regardless of his fondness for propriety, he didn’t sleep in a nightshirt or nightcap like different males, yet used to be content material to wrap himself in not anything extra great than a moonbeam.

Opposite to what she’d allow every person think for the previous numerous years, she used to be no longer a girl who might so simply be disregarded. bankruptcy Twenty whilst ANNE EMERGED behind the home, it wasn’t the remarkable view from the cliffs that made her steps sluggish and her breath trap in her throat, however the guy status at their facet. Dravenwood stood with one boot propped on a wide rock, observing out to sea as though transfixed by means of what he observed ahead of him. whatever approximately his stance was once irresistibly undying and masculine.

All of the extra cause to call for a rise. ” Heaving an exhausted sigh, Pippa dropped her finish of the carpet and plopped down on it. She’d coated her darkish curls with a linen kerchief to maintain the dirt out of them. Dickon rolled his eyes. “I don’t be aware of why you’re in the sort of foul mood. ” The boy gave the open entrance door a longing look. “I can be out at the moor instantly trying to find supper or catching a wild pony to trip. as a substitute, I’m caught during this depressing apartment doing women’s paintings with the likes of you.

She jerked her gaze again as much as his face, her cheeks heating with mortification to were stuck gawking. He can be a guarded guy, yet there has been no mistaking the gleam of entertainment in his eyes. “I’m afraid you've got me at a drawback, Mrs. Spencer. Had I identified i might be receiving a feminine caller who hadn’t been useless for a decade, i'd have dressed—or undressed—with extra care. ” He used to be eyeing her with frank appreciation. She had forgotten all approximately yanking the pins from her hair and unbuttoning the 1st few buttons of her bodice as she climbed the steps to her room.

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