Only A Mistress Will Do has released!
I thought I’d post one more tidbit before moving on to another WIP. Enjoy!
Here is the link to the previous post if you want to catch up.
Miss Violet Carlton is a woman facing a horrifying decision: become a prostitute in order to live or retain respectability and starve. Madame Vestry, owner of the House of Pleasure, has agreed to see Violet. To evaluate her as a prospective employee, Madame Vestry insists on an inspection to confirm Violet’s virgin state. And having been satisfied of it, she arranges for Violet to entertain her first customer.
In this snippet, Violet has accepted Lord Trevor’s assistance and is being sheltered in the house where he kept his former mistress. The next morning they are having breakfast together when a familiar topic arises. They are discussing Violet’s maid when the scene opens.
(Creative punctuation used to conform to the WWW rules.)
He shrugged and sipped his coffee again, saying, “I told her only that I wished to employ her services again, immediately, for a guest at Lammas House. She assumed our relationship based on past occupants.”
“Then you don’t intend to make me your mistress, Lord Trevor?” Her voice came out harder than she had intended, but she was coiled like a spring inside.
“Would you like to be, Miss Carlton?”
Her throat closed as if she’d swallowed a peach pit; worse, her entire face flamed.
He eyed her coolly and said, “I believe we covered that subject last night, however, if you have reconsidered, I’d be delighted to discuss the terms.”
The man of her dreams…belongs to another woman.
Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to another . . .
Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes the woman in his bed, he becomes determined to save her instead. Now, his heart wars with his head as he falls for the vulnerable courtesan. Unable to break his betrothal without a scandal, Tris resolves to find Violet proper employment or a husband of her own. Still, his arms ache for Violet, urging him to abandon propriety and sacrifice everything to be with the woman he loves. . . .
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