By Charles, K J
Between his eccentric notwithstanding strictly principled crew of acquaintances, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom every body relies for recommendation, ethical rectitude, and discreet assistance. but whilst Richard has an issue, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unheard of genius—and the thing of Richard’s private wishes. If there's one rule a gentleman needs to stick to, it really is by no means to dally with servants. but if David is shut sufficient to the touch, the principles of sophistication collide with the basest kind of animal intuition: overpowering lust.
For David Cyprian, housebreaking and blackmail are as a lot in a day’s paintings as bootblacking—anything for the fellow he’s dedicated to. however the something he desires for himself is the single factor Richard refuses to offer: his center. With the strain among them becoming insufferable, David’s probably incorruptible grasp has left him no selection. placing his finely honed abilities of seduction and manipulation to solid use, he'll persuade Richard to put out of your mind all approximately his well-meaning objections and provides in to candy, sinful temptation.
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And then, my lord…we’ll see. Chapter 1 MARCH 8, 1820 “Bear off,” Silas said smugly. ” David sat back with a sigh. It had not been one of his better performances, and Silas, a bludgeoning, brutal opponent at the backgammon board, was developing a knack for strategy too. “Blast you,” he muttered, and totted up the points with a wince. In their ongoing contest, Silas’s score was definitely creeping upward. ” Silas suggested. David glanced at the clock. It was only half past midnight, but he shook his head.
David asked incredulously. “Me? ” David winced. “Keep that to yourself. ” “Don’t ask if you don’t want to know. Anyway, he had a story about dogs who know when their owner’s on his way. They’ll jump to the window or the front door for no reason, couldn’t have heard anything, and five minutes later he arrives. Animal instinct or some such, I don’t know. ” It sounded plausible enough, but Lord Richard did not own dogs, and therefore David didn’t care. ” “You said it would interest me. ” Silas gave him an evil grin.
Trust me. Lord Richard looked back at Mason as he spoke. ” Brisk and brief. Only David would have known it was a plea. ” “Deal with this for me. ” Lord Richard turned on his heel and stalked out, back very straight. Mr. Norreys’s lips parted in silent astonishment, but David had no time to deal with the dandy, or with Mason. He murmured an excuse and followed. Lord Richard stood alone in the hall, rigid with anger, and as David closed the door behind him, his master slapped a palm with brutal force against the expensively papered wall.