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A Proper Companion (Regency Rakes, Book 1) by Candice Hern

By Candice Hern

"Fans of the conventional Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer will take pleasure in this witty romance from ny occasions bestselling writer Candice Hern. Robert, Lord Bradleigh, is a rakish earl with a lately prepared betrothal to a stunning younger lady he slightly understands. Emily Townsend is an impoverished spinster hired as a significant other to his grandmother, the ambitious dowager countess. Robert concurs to aid his grandmother discover a husband for the attractive Emily, yet how is he to endure the idea of her in one other man's hands? This glowing story will take you from the Pump Room at bathtub to the ballrooms of London because the unforeseen and indisputable appeal among Robert and Emily blossoms into anything extra � anything which could positioned one among them at risk.

""Candice Hern is a awesome expertise of more desirable advantage, one whose intelligence, wit, and craftsmanship are as remarkable as her based romantic sensibility.""
--Romantic Times

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He was obviously aroused. She wriggled. He growled. She stood still. He began to bite gently up the column of her neck while one hand freed her. Then her tunic was being pushed up and she felt the friction of his trousers against the backs of her thighs, her buttocks—and then hot flesh pressing against her. ’ She tried to turn, but he held her, bending her forward, holding her still. ’ What did that mean? That if she was, he would be caressing her body? His hand slid intimately between them, then between her thighs.

Well, not to worry. ’ Yes,’ Julia said flatly. ’ She had not been able to think beyond the next day about what the future held for Wulfric and herself. A baby was impossible to imagine. ’ Julia was so preoccupied that she answered without thinking. ‘Yes. Oh, yes, so much. Una—you will not say anything? ’ She caught the other woman’s hands in hers imploringly. No, I will not. But he will surely know—I do not understand why he has not guessed already. ’ I am his slave,’ Julia said flatly. ‘He owns me, he does as he wishes with me.

With uncharacteristic meekness she pulled on her clothes, tied her girdle and waited. Hades, she is regretting it already, all the light has gone out of her. She was looking at me with all the joy gone, and then she shuddered and could not meet my eyes. I don’t know what to say to her now. Those great brown eyes… Wulfric studied Julia’s expressionless face, her downcast lashes, as he rode back to her. I was clumsy, I hurt her, she’s so small. Even as he thought it, his groin tightened at the memory of how tight she had been, how her body had felt, yielding to his, caressing his within herself.

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