By Charles, K J
Between his eccentric even though strictly principled crew of pals, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom everybody relies for recommendation, ethical rectitude, and discreet counsel. but whilst Richard has an issue, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unprecedented genius—and the item of Richard’s private wants. If there's one rule a gentleman needs to stick with, it really is by no means to dally with servants. but if David is shut adequate to the touch, the principles of sophistication collide with the basest type of animal intuition: overpowering lust.
For David Cyprian, housebreaking and blackmail are as a lot in a day’s paintings as bootblacking—anything for the fellow he’s dedicated to. however the something he desires for himself is the single factor Richard refuses to offer: his center. With the stress among them turning out to be insufferable, David’s possible incorruptible grasp has left him no selection. placing his finely honed talents of seduction and manipulation to solid use, he'll persuade Richard to overlook all approximately his well-meaning objections and provides in to candy, sinful temptation.
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He had visions of a brief, cold exchange of greetings, or a blazing argument, and getting back in the coach to return to London after a half hour’s visit. “I suppose we will be expected,” he added.
He tightened his own grip as best he could. ” “She called us the heir and the reserve. It’s what we were, of course, but it seemed to be all we were. ” David bit back what he would have liked to say about the dowager marchioness of Cirencester. “What will you do? ” “Philip won’t. He won’t forgive her. ” “You don’t have to forgive, my lord. ” Lord Richard swallowed hard. “That is— Yes. ” He leaned forward then, resting his head against David’s, forehead to forehead, hands joined, and David wondered why people spoke of hearts breaking.
See you? ” He could have sworn it. The dowager marchioness had already been ancient history when he’d entered Lord Richard’s service. ” Lord Richard’s voice rasped. “It was never to be mentioned—her disgrace, the shame…her existence. I was only ten. Philip was seventeen and making his appearance in society since he did not choose to attend Oxford, and when I did see him, he did not want to speak of it. So I…forgot, because I was obliged to forget, until I was grown. I didn’t even think it was strange that she wasn’t at Philip’s wedding.