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 desirous to safeguard her property and loved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a bold plan. Or fairly, a bold plan to conceive. finally, if she has an inheritor at the method, her destiny should be secured. leaving behind all she is aware 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 should be insulted. will be appalled. yet how can he face up to this siren in widow’s weeds, whose provide is too outrageously tempting to say no? decided she’ll get her money’s worthy, Theo endeavors to evoke this shamefully missed attractiveness to the pleasures of the flesh—only to discover her useless set opposed to taking any amusement within the scandalous cut price. without doubt she can’t withstand him perpetually. yet may well a lady’s candy hand over open their hearts to the main unforeseen arrival of all . . . love?

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Well, I'd best be off," Eloise said, clearing her throat to cover a moment that was awkward to two of the three people in the hall. "Colin is expected for tea. " Penelope asked. Lady Bridgerton's home was large, but the Bridgerton children, spouses, and grandchildren numbered twenty-one. It was a large brood, indeed. "We're going to Bridgerton House," Eloise explained. Her mother had moved out of the Bridgertons' official London residence after her eldest son had married. Anthony, who had been viscount since the age of eighteen, had told Violet that she needn't go, but she had insisted that he and his wife needed their privacy.

Bridgerton is looking for a wife, he hides that desire well. On the other hand, is that not just the sort of challenge a debutante likes best? LADY WHISTLEDOWN'S SOCIETY PAPERS ROMANCING MISTER BRIDGERTON JULIA QUINN For the women on avonloop, colleagues and friends all — thanks for giving me someone to talk to all day long. Your support and friendship have meant more to me than I could ever say. " Acknowledgments With utmost thanks to Lisa Kleypas and Stephanie Laurens for the gracious use of their characters.

And if there was one thing Penelope knew, even then, at the age of sixteen years minus two days, it was that her future did not feature Colin Bridgerton in the role of husband. She simply wasn't the sort of girl who attracted a man like him, and she feared that she never would be. * * * On the tenth of April, in the year 1813—precisely two days after her seventeenth birthday—Penelope Featherington made her debut into London society. She hadn't wanted to do it. She begged her mother to let her wait a year.

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