By Eloisa James
The Duchess of Cosway yearns for a guy she hasn't ever met . . . her husband.
Married through proxy as a toddler, woman Isidore has spent years keeping off lecherous males in each ecu courtroom whereas ready to fulfill her husband. She's made up our minds to simply accept him, irrespective of how unattractive the duke seems to be. while she eventually lures Simeon Jermyn again to London, his darkish handsomeness places Isidore's worst fears to rest—until catastrophe strikes.
The duke calls for an annulment.
Forsaking his adventuresome previous, Simeon has again to London able to include the lifetime of a formal duke, in basic terms to discover that his meant spouse is simply too ravishing, too headstrong, and too sensual to be the docile duchess he has in brain. yet Isidore won't surrender her declare to the title—or him—without a fight.
She will do no matter what it takes to trap Simeon's middle, whether it skill sacrificing her advantage. in spite of everything, a consummated marriage can't be annulled.
Yet in forcing Simeon right into a scrumptious quit, will Isidore possibility not just her dignity—but her middle?
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Simeon didn’t are looking to speak about infants. “I simply thought,” he acknowledged slowly, “that women’s breasts felt strong. For example…” He reached out his hand, knowing with a definite distant a part of his mind that his palms have been trembling, and cupped the candy heaviness of her breast. “What does that think like? ” “Fine,” she acknowledged. “My goodness, it’s unusual to imagine for you to simply contact me like that. nobody touches me. ” “But I’m your husband now. honestly and in legislation. ” He permit his thumb wander in a bit caress. “I think. ” “And how does this believe? ” He rubbed his thumb over her nipple. “Oh—” He did it back. “Isidore? ” She opened her mouth yet no phrases emerged. “I have heard that girls locate this really friendly as well,” Simeon stated, feeling extra pleased. He bent his head and positioned his lips to her breast. She cleared her throat. “Simeon, you’re now not a toddler and—” His lips closed round her nipple. little ones had not anything to do with the best way wish coursed via his legs, via his middle. Her hand fell from his shoulder onto the mattress, boneless. He all started suckling her, and her head fell again. more durable, and a muffled little sound hung within the air. His physique was once inflexible, throbbing. yet he used to be on top of things. He pulled again. “See? ” he acknowledged, conversing round the tightness in his throat, the groan that desired to pop out. “We’re no longer there. ” She opened her eyes. They have been a bit dazed, candy, unfocused. “Where? ” there has been a tremor in her voice. Simeon compelled himself to roll away, sit up straight casually. “We don’t be aware of something approximately every one other’s bodies,” he stated over his shoulder. If he checked out her to any extent further, he’d jump on most sensible of her. “We’ll need to perform. ” “Practice? ” Isidore’s voice used to be husky and a bit annoyed. He enjoyed it. “Tonight, possibly. ” He pulled on his blouse, nonetheless now not having a look. “If we believe love it. ” there has been a unexpected movement and she or he was once sitting up. however the subsequent factor she acknowledged used to be a mile from the husky nymph he used to be imagining. “Simeon! ” A shrew will be pleased with that squeal. “What did you do? ” He swung round. “What? ” She used to be staring down at her legs. “You—you peed on me! ” She swallowed. “In me! ” “Any blood? ” He bent over and peered interestedly. “That’s no longer blood. ” She swiftly wiped off her leg, and jumped away from bed. A moment later she had her chemise over her head. He’d ripped it, so it fell open within the entrance, yet she didn’t appear to discover. “It’s no longer pee. Didn’t somebody let you know approximately bedding? ” “My aunt forgot to say this fascinating element. ” “It’s a bit fluid, wearing my a part of a child. ” She seemed down at her legs, now decently coated. “I’ll exhibit you tonight,” he acknowledged, pulling on his trousers. “Show me what? ” she requested suspiciously. “How my physique works. ” at the back of his brain, he used to be pondering the best way she touched his physique. Even now her eyes attracted to his physique, so he slowed his arms, pulled his trousers up the curve of his arse slower than he had to. “I can reveal with out making love,” he acknowledged casually, assembly her eyes while she eventually seemed up back.