Nicholas broke the seal and scanned the contents. He looked up at Marcus with a chuckle. 'Why, it appears you may get your wish for perpetual bachelorhood after all. She wants to end your engagement.' Marcus started from his chair. 'The hell she does! What's possessed her?' 'Perhaps she realizes your extreme reluctance to tie the knot after waiting... what is it? Five years since your betrothal announcement?' 'Six, ' Marcus snapped. 'But who's counting.' 'Perhaps Miss Trent?' Nick needled with a quirk of his lips. - A BREACH OF PROMISE
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Hang you, DeVere! She's a close friend, nothing more." He furrowed his brow once again. "Though I do fear of late that she entertains some... expectations." "You think the young widow may aspire to quite another surrogate role? They all do, ol' chap. Expectations and demands-titles, money, time, attention. The female half of the species are little better than vampires, sucking away one's very lifeblood.
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I never would have conceived that he would finally succumb to marriage. How did you ever convince him?' 'I must actually credit Lady Russell. She explained to me that a man desires above all things to think himself his own master. Thus, I had only to convince Marcus that marrying me was entirely his own idea.' -A BREACH OF PROMISE
What is your name, my pet?" "Kitty, " she replied. DeVere threw back his head with a guffaw. "Kitty? How delightfully apropos!" His erstwhile companions forgotten, he patted a muscular thigh. "Come then, Kitty, my sweet, little puss. Sit on your master's lap, and I'll stroke you 'till you purr." -A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE
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You think Diana would come to your bed?' Ned threw his head back and laughed. 'You're mad! First of all, she would never break her marriage vows. Secondly, she's certainly deduced by now what a whoremonger you are. She wouldn't touch you with gloves, my friend.' from THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (DEVIL DEVERE book #3)
Marcus stood at the mantel mirror, fussing with his lace cuffs, adjusting his cravat and openly admiring his reflection. 'I'll beguile her with the full power of my persuasive charm.' 'And should that fail?' Marcus turned to his secretary with a slow, devious grin. 'Why, Nick, I'd have thought it obvious. I'll just have to ruin her.' -A BREACH OF PROMISE
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Ned seemed so different from any other man of her acquaintance, and, certainly, the antithesis of the rake she had set her sights on. She had chosen DeVere as her best prospect, yet after only this short time in Ned's company, she couldn't help fervently wishing that he was DeVere. She should feel triumphant that her goal was within easy reach... In truth, it was as if her appetite had been whetted for beefsteak... only to be served liver instead. -A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE
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You intend to keep me confined in here with you for three days?" His voice was low and ominous. "It doesn't have to take three days, " she said, "It just depends how long it takes for you to come to your senses." "My senses?" he shook her so hard she thought her teeth would rattle. "It is you whose mind is disordered if you think you can tame me like some pet! Is that what you think, Vesta? That you can somehow turn a man like me into your little lap dog?" "No, " she said, as earnest as she had ever been in her life. "I could never imagine you as a lap dog. Ever. You are a Mastiff. Big, powerful, dignified, brave, and yet gentle." She nodded with a look of self satisfaction. "Yes. Most definitely a Mastiff." from THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS
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Damn, but it was a night, Ned! Now, not to be outdone, it appears our reverend mother Hayes is inspired by Captain Cook's latest voyage to the South Pacific." "I give the woman credit for creativity." Ned laughed. "Have you read John Hawkesworth's account of the voyage?" Ludovic's brows lifted ever so slightly. "Come now, Ned, do I truly look like a man who entertains himself with books?
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