By Charles, K J
Between his eccentric although strictly principled team of associates, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom everybody relies for recommendation, ethical rectitude, and discreet assistance. but while Richard has an issue, he turns to his valet, a fixer of remarkable genius—and the thing of Richard’s private wishes. If there's one rule a gentleman needs to persist with, it's by no means to dally with servants. but if David is shut adequate to the touch, the foundations 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 wishes for himself is the single factor Richard refuses to provide: his middle. With the strain among them growing 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 disregard all approximately his well-meaning objections and provides in to candy, sinful temptation.
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Philip was called, and my cousin Gideon. It was put about that Father had had a stroke and fallen down the stairs, and Mother was taken away. I believe there was a great deal of wrangling with the Ranelaghs about it. My father would not divorce her; she expressed her intention to kill him or herself if she was forced to share a house with him any longer; the Ranelaghs threatened legal action if she was confined to a madhouse. Naturally, nobody wanted that dirty linen washed in public. So in the end, she took Arncliffe House—a Vane property in North Yorkshire—on the understanding that she would not trouble the family further.
He tightened his own grip as best he could. ” “She called us the heir and the reserve. It’s what we were, of course, but it seemed to be all we were. ” David bit back what he would have liked to say about the dowager marchioness of Cirencester. “What will you do? ” “Philip won’t. He won’t forgive her. ” “You don’t have to forgive, my lord. ” Lord Richard swallowed hard. “That is— Yes. ” He leaned forward then, resting his head against David’s, forehead to forehead, hands joined, and David wondered why people spoke of hearts breaking.
Which I think he finds rather trying,” David added demurely. “God bless you, Cyprian. Oh, well, it makes Dominic happy. ” David shot him a questioning look at that. Lord Richard turned up his hands in answer. “It can hardly last, can it? Dominic is a gentleman of good family, and Mason is the sweepings of the street. I cannot think it possible. ” David stared down at the box from which Lord Richard’s golden fobs and rings glinted at him, a fortune in trinkets casually bought and rarely used. His extremely generous annual salary would have purchased three or four of the smaller items.