I’m all over the place this month, but this week I’m back to Only A Mistress Will Do because it’s on sale for .99! If you want it at that bargain price, here’s the Amazon link!
In this snippet, I’ve moved to a scene between Tristan and the woman he is betrothed to. It’s an arranged marriage so Tris can gain a valuable piece of property. He and Dora have met only a couple of times and danced perhaps twice. So Tris tries to reassure his young bride-to-be.
(Creative punctuation used to conform to the WWW rules. The published text may be slightly different.)
“Three weeks!” she said swaying, and Tris grasped her arm, taking the opportunity to draw her closer.
“Soon, yes, however,” he gathered her hands into his, “we will spend much of the time in conversation, getting to know one another. Would you like that, Dora?”
She jerked her head up at the familiar use of her name, then hesitated, her mouth open. “Yes, I would like that, Lord Trevor.”
“You may call me Tristan or Tris when we are private. In public, of course, simply Trevor will do.” He kissed her hands and she shivered. They would need to further their acquaintance a bit more rapidly. “Have you never been kissed before, Dora?”
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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