By Cecilia Grant
A seductive good looks turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures during this wealthy and sensual Regency romance from loved newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter is aware the video games males play—both out and in of the bed room. now not afraid to bend the principles to fit her wishes, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his personal bold schedule for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s golf equipment. yet now he antes up for a bet of wits and hope with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who retains him at arm’s length.
A stored lady in determined straits, Lydia has a pointy brain and a head for numbers. She gambles at the sly, hoping to win sufficient to assert her independence. An alliance with Will on the tables could be a profitable proposition for them either. however the association consists of dicey odds with emerging stakes, sweetened with unstated promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand might locate their hearts having a bet on anything neither can find the money for to probability: love.
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He stood and went to pour another drink. “I don’t play blackjack. ” “Oh, for heaven’s sake. You can win at any stupid card game you play. ” “If I show up at her table, she’ll think I’m stalking her. b. Why wouldn’t she assume the same thing with me? ” “Figure something out. Things have gotten more dangerous. Thompson called her tonight and it’ll only be a matter of time before he gets her address. ” “You don’t need to know. She’s worried. ” He didn’t acknowledge the archangel. He stared out at the lights of Reno.
I wasn’t going to kiss you. ” Abby laughed. ” “Let me grab my purse and we can go. ” “My head is already filled. ” She whistled softly as they headed to his car. ” He skimmed his hand over the hood of the BMW Z3 convertible. ” She slid in and let him shut the door. Running her hand over the leather, she savored the silken feel of the fine fabric. ” She wasn’t sure she believed he hadn’t had some kind of date in the last couple of weeks. ” His smile flashed. “I’ve been busy. I was in Detroit last week helping an old friend.
I wasn’t close enough. There’s a fine line between protection and stalking. I only met the lady three days ago and on that occasion she insulted me. Now I’m supposed to be her best friend. ” He stood and went to pour another drink. “I don’t play blackjack. ” “Oh, for heaven’s sake. You can win at any stupid card game you play. ” “If I show up at her table, she’ll think I’m stalking her. b. Why wouldn’t she assume the same thing with me? ” “Figure something out. Things have gotten more dangerous.