By Sara Bennett
One depraved evening . . .
Lady Portia Ellerslie, dearest confidante to Queen Victoria and a girl of impeccable breeding, ordinarily would not dream of dallying in Aphrodite's membership, London's such a lot particular and erotic bordello. yet one lonely evening she reveals whatever attractive concerning the notion of a wild come across within the infamous hothouse. wearing a bold, dangerously low-cut scarlet costume and a veil to masks her identification, she arrives on the membership able to succumb to the torrid wants raging within her . . . and is stunned to discover herself looking at into the eyes of Marcus Worthorne, the fellow she swooned over at seventeen.
Could bring about a life of ecstasy . . .
Back then, Marcus slightly knew she used to be alive, yet now he is approximately to make her such a lot wanton fantasies come precise. Portia's right existence is set to alter ceaselessly . . . simply because for Marcus one evening with the girl in purple may possibly by no means be enough.
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Tell me it isn’t another actress. Don’t you remember the histrionics you had to put up with when you said good-bye to the last one? ” Sebastian went on, listing his brother’s amours, and his own objections to them, but Marcus wasn’t listening. A SEDUCTION IN SCARLET 35 He was thinking about the lady in scarlet. He wished he could tell Sebastian all about it, if only so he could make a wager with him. Because he knew the odds were good that even though their arrangement was for one evening only, his goddess was going to ask to see him again.
She made a sound, a purr in her throat, and he drew her nipple into his mouth, rolling the hard bud with his tongue. Her hands closed on his head, fingers almost painful as she combed them through his hair. That exotic scent rose from her skin, musky and alluring. ” he said, sliding his hands over her shoulders, caressing her back. ” He knew then that she was his. Portia trembled. He had found the fastenings of her dress and made quick work of them. He hadn’t even 26 SARA BENNETT begun to undress himself, so she did it.
Was he? It didn’t matter. She wasn’t going to trust him with hers. He must have read her answer in her silence, because he shrugged and smiled, as if it didn’t concern him either way. Reaching out a hand, he touched her fingers, resting on the sofa arm. She could feel him through her thin glove. For a moment he simply smoothed the lace cloth with his thumb, gently caressing. He was watching her from beneath half-closed lids, trying to gauge her reaction. ” she mocked. “Assurance. ” He was clever.
A Seduction in Scarlet by Sara Bennett