Not every lady plays by the rules.
Lady Lavinia Vaile knows what happens to a woman who puts her faith in society. For her, it was a disastrous marriage to a depraved man-one she threatened to shoot when she left him. Now Lavinia lives outside of society’s strict conventions, hosting private gambling parties. It’s only when her husband is shot dead that Lavinia finds herself in terrible danger…
A former judge in India’s high court, Maximilian Harrison will do anything he can to help Lavinia. In the darkest of times, he held on to thoughts of her and the love they once shared. Now he risks his own position in society―along with his ambitions―in order to clear her name. Yet as desire reignites between them, Lavinia remains caught up in secrets and shame. Her only salvation is to do the unthinkable…and trust in both Maximilian and love.
“What else do you want?” she asked.
“Mmmm.” He curled a lock of her hair around his smallest finger. “I want to steal these hours. I want us to have the night we should have had so many years ago.”
“The night we should have had,” she repeated.
His touch could not wipe away Vaile’s, but new, sensual memories could distill her understanding of passion, opening new worlds to her exploration.
“Yes,” she whispered, with barely a hint of breath. “Please.”
He cradled her cheeks, resting his thumbs on her jaw. He brushed hot lips across her slightly parted mouth.
She had thought she understood carnal appetites, but this wasn’t like the type of hunger she’d seen. Like a volcano created new land, this force formed an island for the two of them alone.
Max painted strokes of erotic desire with an expert touch, sweeping her into irresistible undercurrents of swelling lust. His whispery kisses caused sparks in a powder keg of pure passion.
She worked her hands under his shirt, sliding her fingers along his skin. “You feel wonderful.”
Under her light caress, his seemingly solid back shuddered. “You will slay me, Vinia…and I want to be slain.”
His eyes reflected enchantment as strong as her own. To be wanted—truly wanted—was a heady drink from Eros’s golden cup.
“Tell me you want me again,” she urged. “Me and only me.”
“The truth would shock you,” he said, coarse and breathy.
“Tell me anyway.”
“I have wanted you and only you for a long time.” His breath whiffed on her skin. “In my mind, I have made you mine a thousand times. I have undressed you. Then, I have kissed you here,” he circled his knuckle on her neck, just below her ear, “mercilessly beguiling you until you writhed.”
It was not shock that tightened her belly. She whimpered in wanting. “You have not shocked me yet…”
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Wendy LaCapra has been reading romance since she sneaked into the adult section at the library and discovered Victoria Holt & Jane Aiken Hodge. From
that point on, she dreamed of creating fictional worlds with as much richness, intrigue and passion as she found within those books. Her stories have placed in several contests, including the 2012 Golden Heart®. She lives in NYC with her husband and loves to hear from readers.
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