A Well Pleasured Lady (Fairchild Family, Book 1) by Christina Dodd

By Christina Dodd

Unique e-book: 1997

Prim, undeniable, desperately virtuous woman Mary Fairchild stared on the seductive gentleman and puzzled -- did he take into account the weather of the evening they met? without doubt no longer. within the ten years seeing that, she had deserted her younger impetuousness and remodeled herself right into a housekeeper -- disguising her attractiveness underneath a servant's dour garments decided to beat the passions of the past.

But Sebastian Durant, Viscount Whitfield, did realize her as a Fairchild, one in all his family's sour enemies. whilst he demanded her aid convalescing a stolen diary, she dared now not refuse him. whilst he proposed they masquerade as a betrothed couple, loyalty compelled her to agree. And while the restraint among them shattered and enjoyment turned an obsession, Mary needed to belief a strong guy who may ship her to the gallows ... or love her via eternity.


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His preparations protected her from physical assault, but they did nothing to dull her imagination. Though this incident had been the most blatant, it was far from the first. Chasing seemed common, complete with squeals, giggles, and mock threats. At least one man had ripped off a gown. And she could only be grateful that she did not understand some of the words that floated over the barricades—though her imagination tried. Banishing such thoughts did not prevent them from creeping into her dreams.

They were rakehells, debauchers, purveyors of every evil in the world. Again she felt Merimont's arm on her shoulders and his teeth on her ear. Scowling, she resumed splashing, but nothing could relieve the embarrassment. Chapter Five Max shook his head as he entered the music room. Dornbras, Reggie, and Terrence had gone upstairs, but Blake had demanded a private word. He hadn't expected trouble from that quarter. Nor had he expected Annette to start pouting. Granted, his greeting had been restrained, but he was nervous about reactions to the sleeping arrangements, and he could not forget that a lady might be watching this very public arrival.

Two elderly servants, a mother abed with a raving fever, and a shared roof over her head. ” He waved at the rose garden. “If I hadn't been nearby when she screamed, she would have been ruined—and not gently. How dare you introduce five courtesans and a predator like Dornbras into a genteel household? Quit hiding behind excuses and look at yourself. " "I will have to work harder to protect her,” Max said doggedly. "You need to send us back to London,” insisted Blake, pacing restlessly about the garden.

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