Beyond Seduction (Bastion Club, Book 6) by Stephanie Laurens

By Stephanie Laurens

Unique ebook: 2007

In a second of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, sixth Earl of Crowhurst, swears he'll marry the subsequent eligible woman to move his course. Cloistered at his ancestral citadel in Cornwall, with nary an appropriate girl for miles, he by no means expects he'll need to satisfy his pledge, at the very least no longer until eventually the London Season starts off. yet then he meets his neighbor, the very beautiful Madeline Gascoigne.

Years of mystery carrier to the Crown have taught Gervase the worth of regularly having a loophole—there can be no marriage ceremony if he and Madeline are incompatible in any approach. So he units out to end up that they might make a so much dreadful fit . . . via luring her into his hands and, finally, his bed.

From their first actual kiss, Gervase discovers that the headstrong and self sustaining Madeline isn't any meek state leave out . . . and that the fireplace among them will burn lengthy past that first seduction.

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She spun away from the window, wrapping her cashmere shawl tighter around her shoulders—only to find Clio observing her closely. Calliope adored her sister, the closest to her in age and in artistic inclination, but sometimes, just sometimes, she was a bit uneasy to be faced with those unerring, unwavering green eyes. “You should stay out of the sun, Cal,” Clio said quietly. ” Calliope Chase. Cameron frowned as she thrust the draperies shut, as if to block out a demon from her home. To bar all laughter from the premises.

He is obviously growing in audacity,” Calliope said, gesturing towards the newspaper. ” The Alabaster Goddess was a rather small, perfectly preserved statue of Artemis with her bow, taken only a few years ago from a ruined Greek temple on the island of Delos and purchased by the Duke of Averton (or Duke of Avarice, as he was known in certain circles) for his famous collection. She was quite unblemished for being thousands of years old, and the duke loved to show her off, strangely enough, for he was a well-known recluse.

The jewels in her headband, the delicate sandal peeking from the hem of her robe. From here she was even more like Calliope Chase. Beautiful and untouchable. ” Calliope asked. Cameron glanced back to find her standing in the drawing-room doorway, watching him with those steady brown eyes. Her face was a smooth and unreadable piece of marble, yet he could feel her tense wariness. He should not be surprised at her suspicion. They had been at odds ever since that reception at his house, when she found Hermes missing from his niche.

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