By Charles, K J
Between his eccentric although strictly principled staff of acquaintances, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom every body relies for suggestion, ethical rectitude, and discreet suggestions. but whilst Richard has an issue, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unheard of genius—and the item of Richard’s inner most wishes. If there's one rule a gentleman needs to keep on with, it really is by no means to dally with servants. but if David is shut sufficient to the touch, the foundations 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 guy he’s dedicated to. however the something he wishes for himself is the only factor Richard refuses to provide: his middle. With the strain among them becoming insufferable, David’s likely incorruptible grasp has left him no selection. placing his finely honed talents of seduction and manipulation to strong use, he'll persuade Richard to overlook all approximately his well-meaning objections and provides in to candy, sinful temptation.
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Silas took a swallow of gin. “Here, I was reading something the other day that’ll interest you. ” David asked incredulously. “Me? ” David winced. “Keep that to yourself. ” “Don’t ask if you don’t want to know. Anyway, he had a story about dogs who know when their owner’s on his way. They’ll jump to the window or the front door for no reason, couldn’t have heard anything, and five minutes later he arrives. Animal instinct or some such, I don’t know. ” It sounded plausible enough, but Lord Richard did not own dogs, and therefore David didn’t care.
She doubtless had a roster of engagements, but she always had time for her family. Lady Cirencester was not a beautiful woman, or even an attractive one, in an age where women’s beauty was all-important, nor was she charming. Like Philip, she presented a face of aristocratic pride and haughty reserve to the world. Richard was one of the very few privileged to see behind the façade, and that had taken time. Even as Eustacia and Philip had been turning their dynastic marriage into society’s least-known love affair, she had not been prepared to trust her husband’s younger brother with her private self, and he, puppy that he was, had seen only the plain-faced woman his father had inflicted on his solitary brother.
Philip interlaced his fingers. ” “Marry? ” The Marquess of Cirencester was head of the sprawling Vane family and took that duty seriously. Richard preferred to count himself Philip’s ally rather than his responsibility, but if his brother chose to interest himself in Richard’s affairs, that was without question his right. “You will be thirty-eight on your next birthday. It is not an unreasonable question,” Philip said. “I had five children by your age. ” “Some might say you have children enough for us both.