By Judith McNaught
Around the great ocean sailed Victoria Seaton, a free-spirited American good looks left abruptly orphaned and by myself. desirous to declare her long-lost background, she used to be surprised on the formal attractiveness of Wakefield, the splendid English property of her far away cousin...the infamous Lord Jason Fielding. wanted at performs, operas, and balls by means of London's most trendy women, Jason remained a secret to Victoria. Bewildered through his boastful demeanor, but interested in his panther-like grace, she got here to experience the searingly painful thoughts that smoldered within the depths of his jade-green eyes.
not able to withstand her spitfire attraction, Jason amassed her finally into his strong palms, ravishing her lips together with his kisses, arousing in her a candy, insistent starvation. Wed in hope, they have been enfolded in a fierce, eating pleasure, unfastened ultimately from the past's merciless seize. Then, in a second of blinding agony, Victoria came across the surprising treachery that lay on the center in their love...a love she had dreamed could triumph...Once And Always.
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No—no, I wasn’t in any danger,” Victoria gasped, anxious by way of the enraged glitter in his eco-friendly eyes. “I’m a very good swimmer, you spot, and—” “So is the groom who approximately drowned there final 12 months! ” he acknowledged in a bad voice. “Well, breaking my fingers isn’t going to help,” she stated, yet her futile efforts to loose herself merely made his grip tighten painfully. Victoria’s chest rose and fell in agitation, yet she attempted desperately to attract his cause. “I be aware of I’ve worried you, and I’m sorry, yet I wasn’t in any hazard. I haven’t performed something flawed. ” “You haven’t performed whatever mistaken? and also you aren’t in any probability? ” he repeated ominously, his eyes shedding to her bosom because it heaved along with her anxious breaths. Victoria all at once discovered she was once dripping rainy and scantily clad, soaking his blouse the place her breasts touched him. “Suppose anyone except me have been status in this financial institution looking at you—what do you're thinking that could ensue? ” Victoria swallowed and rainy her lips, remembering the time she had strolled into the home lengthy after darkish, and chanced on that her father had equipped a seek celebration to sweep the woods for her. First he had reacted with pleasure. in a while, she had no longer been capable of take a seat with convenience for 2 days. “I—I don’t recognize what might happen,” she responded him, attempting to brazen it out. “I feel whoever it was once might hand me my outfits and—” Jason’s gaze dropped to her moistened lips, then slid reduce, following the road of her throat all the way down to the tantalizing mounds of flesh uncovered to his view above her clinging rainy chemise. together with her head thrown again, they quivered and thrust ahead invitingly, emphasizing the indisputable fact that she was once an eye-catching girl and never the kid he had attempted to persuade himself she used to be. “This is what may ensue! ” he snapped by surprise, and his mouth overwhelmed hers in a fierce, brutal kiss that used to be intended to punish and humiliate her. Victoria squirmed silently opposed to him, attempting to holiday his carry and to pull her mouth clear of the fierce ownership of his lips. Her fight purely looked as if it would make him angrier, and the kiss extra painful. “Please,” she gasped tearfully opposed to his mouth. “I’m sorry I nervous you—” Slowly his palms loosened their grip, after which he lifted his head and stared down into her anxious eyes. instantly, Victoria crossed her palms over her breasts, her hair spilling over her shoulders like a sheet of rainy rubies overlaid with a sheen of gold, her sapphire eyes extensive with worry and contrition. “Please,” she whispered, her voice shaking with either feelings as she attempted to take care of the truce that had existed among them for nearly 5 days. “Don’t be indignant. I’m sorry I anxious you. I’ve been swimming considering that i used to be a toddler, yet I shouldn’t have performed it this day, i do know that now. ” Her hassle-free, ungrudging admission stuck Jason thoroughly off shield. each female ploy in lifestyles were used on him given that he’d made his fortune and received his name, yet with no luck; Victoria’s candor, mixed along with her appealing, upturned face and the feeling of her pleasing physique urgent opposed to him, acted on him like a strong aphrodisiac.