By Stephanie Laurens
Unique e-book: 1994
A speeding duke persuades a reserved younger lady to be his spouse, within the purposes FOR MARRIAGE, via big apple instances bestselling writer Stephanie Laurens. fascinating historic romance from one in every of today's top-selling authors! Lenore Lester is completely content material together with her quiet kingdom lifestyles, taking good care of her father, and has no wish for marriage. She takes steps to stay inconspicuous and detached, however the Duke of Eversleigh has stumbled on her out. And this actual duke is kind of content material to persuade Lenore of the explanations FOR MARRIAGE.
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Oh, she was no virgin. John had regularly engaged in conjugal relations with her. It had made her feel very married, and secure, and content that she could offer this to her husband, who had delivered her from her former spartan existence on Mann, of which few of her friends knew. But John had always been apologetic about his needs, which had left her confused. She had wanted to please him, wanted to be proud. Yet his words had dimmed her womanly self-esteem. Mr. Ranier had drawn in a series of short breaths, clearly in the midst of a dream, and unconsciously pressed himself against her.
She whispered unevenly. “You’re a fraud. Your avowed cowardice is outrageous. ” He cocked his head and revealed an irresistible smile, one corner slightly lower than the other. The stubble of his beard carved a dark pattern on his face. “You’re the bravest patient I’ve ever had the privilege of serving, sweetheart. ” He chuckled. ” She jerked away. “A twitch? ” she asked faintly. “Or sheep. A cow or two on occasion. ” Her voice sounded reedy and thin to her own ears. “And most recently a farmer.
He continued without pause. “A cup of tea is not enough to warm you at this point. ” She stared at him. ” She couldn’t make her fingers work properly and he finally took over the job of unbuttoning the ivory heart-shaped buttons at her wrists and peeling off the sodden pink kid gloves. Her hands appeared so small in his work-worn palms, the size of butter dishes. Faint streaks of scarlet marred her pale hands and fingers, which felt like wooden pins. He shook his head. ” He muttered something that was probably an Indian curse.
The Reasons For Marriage (Regencies, Book 5; Lester Family Saga, Book 1) by Stephanie Laurens