By Sara Bennett
the search is on for the correct husband . . .
underneath Livy Monteith's icy blonde external beats a passionate center, a center that won't abide by means of society's principles. No, Livy will easily now not marry the right kind younger guy her mom and dad have selected for her husband. She'd really die! yet even her acquaintances at leave out Debenham's completing institution are stunned through the fellow she wishes. Lord Dominic Lacey, the fellow they name depraved Nic, is kind of good-looking, much more infamous, and each bit a scoundrel.
Nic thinks he is familiar with all approximately Livy. She's a formal younger woman from an upstanding kinfolk, the type of girl any good guy will be extremely joyful to take as his bride—but Nic isn't really a good guy. For Livy, even being visible with him could result in definite scandal. So why is the ravishing blameless doing every thing in her strength to seduce him? Bedding her will be a pride. yet a sinful evening with a guy like Nic could lead a woman very some distance off track certainly . . .
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And no one will ever know,” Nic added, giving them both a stern look. “Miss Monteith had an unfortunate accident in the stream, that is all. ” Estelle was helping her up. “Come with me, miss. Abbot tells me there is a room prepared for you, with a nice warm fire. ” Olivia doubted she would ever be the same again, but she allowed Estelle to lead her from the room. * * * LED ASTRAY BY A RAKE 55 “Thank you, Abbot,” Nic said. “I am grateful, as always. ” “Of course, sir. ” “Yes, that would be a tragedy,” Nic said dryly, pouring a brandy for himself.
Nic had vowed long ago never to marry and place himself in the power of someone else. He’d been burned too badly by circumstance and was determined to live his life on his own terms, asking nothing and being asked for nothing in return. Delicious as Olivia Monteith was, he would have to forgo her. There were plenty of other women available to him, the sort of women who knew exactly what he wanted—a monetary transaction for physical release and a very little 24 SARA BENNETT conversation. Nic found himself looking forward to the approaching demimonde ball, an event he attended every year, and made a determined effort to put the tempting Olivia Monteith from his mind.
Nic turned her over, smoothing her hair away so that he could see her face properly. Olivia’s lashes were very dark against her white cheeks. They fluttered and her eyes opened, purest sapphire blue, and she gave him a feeble smile. “I knew you hadn’t changed,” she rasped. LED ASTRAY BY A RAKE 37 A second later her eyes widened, her face took on a green cast, and she looked about wildly, trying to sit up. Nic turned her onto her side as she retched, bringing up the water she’d swallowed. When she was done, he wrung out his handkerchief and, lifting her into his arms, proceeded to wipe her face.