By Adele Ashworth
Vivian Rael–Lamont lives peacefully within the small city of Penzance, Cornwall, the place each person believes her to be widowed, whilst honestly she left London unwilling to allow her husband's exploits taint her family members identify. All's good, till anyone threatens to bare her married prestige and divulge her to scandal – except she will be able to receive an unique signed reproduction of a Shakespearian play, owned via none except the reclusive and mysterious William Raleigh, Duke of Trent. Vivian is without notice interested in Raleigh and, for the cost of ardour, he finally ends up becoming a member of her quest to trap the blackmailer, a discovery which in simple terms leads them to extra threat. And even if their bond in simple terms grows superior, they quickly understand the fruitlessness in their courting – a married girl of noble heritage can't input into a bootleg affair with the Duke of Sin.or can she?
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A sudden un-easiness swept over her. And then it happened. Slowly, in shimmering sunlight and warm, fragrant air, he leaned over and faintly touched his lips to hers, just holding them there without movement. Stunned, Vivian couldn't immediately react. Her breathing seemed to stop as a surge of heat shot through her, making her legs weak and her insides flutter with the gnawing anticipation of a marvelous unknown. html escaped him and he pulled himself back. She began shaking, though she had no idea why, and raised her free hand to her mouth, covering it with her fingers.
Gilbert looked at her through furrowed brows. A flimsy excuse, but if nothing else, he would not allow Elinor to ruin everything now by being seen with him here. html She smiled and leaned forward across the table, careful to avoid touching it. "More money," she mouthed in whisper. He should have known. That's all Elinor ever wanted from him or anyone. " he countered sarcastically, starting to tire of her game. Her lips and eyes hardened simultaneously, but she avoided a retort. "Two thousand—" "Go to bloody hell," he said as he raised his glass to finish the contents.
He warned. "I'll have the money sent to you in a few days. " Without reply, Elinor lifted her chin high, turned her back on him, and gracefully waltzed out into the night. Chapter 7 He knew just by being in her presence that Vi-vian was hoping he'd talk about himself and his past, about Elizabeth, her death and his trial for her murder. She was curious, not just in the manner as gossips from the town, but also as if she actually found it possible that he might not be as evil as soci-ety described him, wanting to judge the facts for her-self.