A Lady Awakened (Blackshear Family, Book 1) by Cecilia Grant

By Cecilia Grant

In Cecilia Grant’s emotionally wealthy and deeply passionate Regency romance debut, a take care of a rumored rogue turns a formal younger girl into . . . A girl Awakened.

Newly widowed and wanting to shield her property and liked servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a bold plan. Or fairly, a bold plan to conceive. in spite of everything, if she has an inheritor at the method, her destiny could be secured. leaving behind all she is familiar with of propriety, Martha methods her neighbor, a London exile with a depraved recognition, and gives a strictly enterprise proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.

Theophilus Mirkwood must be insulted. will be appalled. yet how can he withstand this siren in widow’s weeds, whose supply is just too outrageously tempting to say no? decided she’ll get her money’s worthy, Theo endeavors to evoke this shamefully overlooked attractiveness to the pleasures of the flesh—only to discover her lifeless set opposed to taking any entertainment within the scandalous discount. definitely she can’t withstand him endlessly. yet may a lady’s candy quit open their hearts to the main unforeseen arrival of all . . . love?

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Chick lit. I. Title. com To Jane Austen, may you rest in peace. Acknowledgments Warning: this will not be brief; writing may be a solitary pursuit, but I’ve had a lot of support. The good news is you don’t have to read this, you can just skip to chapter one. Before I acknowledge my fabulous agent, Paige Wheeler of Folio Literary Management, and my very cool editors, Leis Pederson and Cindy Hwang at the Berkley Publishing Group, I’d like to thank my incredibly supportive husband, Jacques, without whom this book wouldn’t be possible, and my two children, Remy and Samantha, who have been a little neglected of late.

No makeup was a bit too revealing. Chloe padded over to her vintage bag, cameramen behind her, in search of her concealer, and came across the foil-wrapped strip of condoms Emma had slipped her at the airport. With all those hot Englishmen in tights you might need III these,” Emma had said. “They won’t be wearing tights, Emma. ” “Anyway, I’m not going there for the men, and sex before marriage was a real taboo in Regency England. ” Emma dangled the condoms in front of her. “They’re strawberry-margarita flavored,” she singsonged.

During our extensive interviews with you, you said you’re open to finding love and happily-ever-after. ” He had her there. The spotlights shone bright and hot, and she hesitated to say it on camera. “It’s true. ” George smiled and looked her straight in the eye. ” George clasped his hands. “But not now—someday. ” Chloe steadied herself with a palm on the whitewashed wall. She squeezed her eyes shut. ” “The working title is How to Date Mr. ” Chloe’s stomach churned. “You have got to be kidding me.

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