By Lisa Kleypas
A devil's discount
simply the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to turn into the wealthiest, as soon as her inheritance comes due. simply because she needs to first get away the clutches of her unscrupulous kinfolk, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a so much outrageous proposition: marriage!
Sebastian's popularity is so harmful that thirty seconds by myself with him will wreck any maiden's solid identify. nonetheless, this bewitching chit seemed, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to supply her hand. definitely an aristocrat with a superb eye for attractiveness may possibly do some distance worse.
yet Evie's concept comes with a situation: no lovemaking after their marriage ceremony evening. she's going to never turn into simply one other of the rushing libertine's callously discarded damaged hearts -- this means that Sebastian will easily need to paintings tougher at his seductions...or possibly quit his personal center for the first actual time within the identify of real love.
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The farther north they traveled, the colder it became, until Evie reflected dourly that a portion of devil’s brimstone or hell broth would have been quite welcome. The village of Gretna Green lay in the county of Dumfriesshire, just north of the border between England and Scotland. In defiance of the strict marriage laws of England, hundreds of couples had traveled the coaching road from London, through Carlisle, to Gretna Green. They came on foot, by carriage or horseback, seeking an asylum, where they could say their marriage vows and return to England as man and wife.
Lovely,” he murmured. “I rarely like to bed a woman more than once. A crashing bore, after the novelty is gone. Besides, I would never be so bourgeois as to lust after my own wife. It implies that one hasn’t the means to keep a mistress. ” She didn’t even blink. “I will want a p-portion of the inheritance to be set aside for me in a trust. A generous one. ” Sebastian comprehended that she was not dull-witted by any means, though the stammer would cause many to assume otherwise. She was accustomed to being underestimated, ignored, overlooked…and he sensed that she would turn it to her advantage whenever possible.
Evie could scarcely conceive how hell could have turned so abruptly into heaven. She had never experienced this physical closeness with a man before. It seemed terribly wrong to enjoy it. On the other hand, she would have to be unconscious not to. Nature had squandered an unreasonable quantity of male beauty on this undeserving creature. Better yet, he was incredibly warm. She fought the urge to squirm deeper against him. His clothes were made of exquisite fabrics; a coat of fine wool, a waistcoat of heavy silk, a shirt of butter-soft linen.