I’ve been MIA all week. Took on a third job that had me going from dawn until midnight, almost literally. I’m back with more of Only A Mistress Will Do. It’s still 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. This week I’m continuing on from last week. Tris has just told Dora, his betrothed, that their wedding will be in three weeks, then asked her, “Have you never been kissed before?”
(Creative punctuation used to conform to the WWW rules. The published text may be slightly different.)
She turned her head to the side and shook it, then tried to slip her hands out of his.
“No need to be afraid, my dear. I won’t hurt you.” Slowly, sensually, he brushed the back of her hand with his lips, then turned it over and grazed her palm as well. “Kisses are a normal part of married life.”
“I know.” Her voice was stronger than a whisper, but still low. “I’ve seen my brother Simon kissing his wife Judith.”
“Would you like for me to kiss you?” He stared into her clear blue eyes and cupped her cheek.
An almost imperceptible nod.
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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