One Wicked Christmas

By Amanda Mccabe

London, 1806

Lady Cassandra Osborne is able to take a brand new lover to her bed—and is aware precisely the guy she wishes: Sir Ian Chandler, her overdue husband's rakish ally. the only kiss they'd shared had made her consider alive back, awakening darkish wishes she didn't even understand she had...though Ian had quick pulled away. Cassie is bound he doesn't wish her, till their reunion at a Christmas condo social gathering tempts them to succumb to the will that has haunted them both....

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Expensive Reader, i admire Christmas! The cool climate, crackling fires within the hearth, champagne punch, my grandmother’s toffee and sugar cookies, time with kin and friends—it’s a gorgeous time of yr. It additionally sounds like a superb time for love! I’ve learn Regency Christmas tales each year for the reason that i used to be undefined, and that i enjoyed having the opportunity to set Cassie and Ian’s tale at Christmas—their story of real love present in unforeseen locations simply appeared ideal for the vacation. Carols, mistletoe, events, a sleigh ride—what might be larger?

Waves of natural, scorching excitement swept via her and her again arched away from bed. “So beautiful,” he stated. “I’ve waited so long…. ” He bent his head and stuck the nipple he caressed deep in his mouth, sucking, licking. He cupped her different breast on his palm, his arms teasing its crest. Cassandra cried out, her head tossing at the pillows. She twisted her palms in his thick, rough-silk hair and pulled him as much as her, sighing as his mouth claimed hers in a fierce, challenging kiss. His tongue slid earlier her lips to flavor her and she or he met him eagerly.

His eyes widened for an fast, after which he was once again to that cool loss of expression that she hated. He gave her a well mannered nod, and became away to talk to the woman who stood beside him. Cassandra felt a flash of whatever she had by no means felt before—jealousy. She knew he used to be a rogue, that he had many woman pals, yet nonetheless the sensation was once there. yet then she observed that the girl used to be his sister, Mrs. Leonard, whom he had long gone to go to in tub. For a second their darkish heads bent jointly in dialog, after which they vanished into the gang.

Thanks, Smithers. ” In a dreamy haze, she speedy donned her outdoors clothing and moved quickly out of the library and during front door. Ian used to be certainly awaiting her there, keeping the reins of a small white-and-gold sleigh drawn by means of white horses. It was once a gorgeous conveyance, doubtless made for a snow queen, glowing and luxurious within the silvery solar. yet without doubt the main appealing half used to be the flash of Ian’s smile as he waved at her. “Come for a experience with me, Cassie,” he known as. “It’s a beautiful day, is it now not?

Ian sat up beside her and drew her into his fingers, retaining her shut opposed to him. “I could do something for you simply because i like you. the idea of you being with one other guy killed me, and that i knew that it doesn't matter what, I needed to inform you—show you—how i think. ” Cassandra stared up at him in ask yourself, unsure if she had heard him correct or if she had simply dreamed these phrases. “You love me? ” His darkish eyes mirrored again simply the reality as he nodded. “I’ve enjoyed you for a long time. and that i swear to you, Cassie, that i'm going to spend the remainder of my lifestyles attempting to be valuable of your love, to earn it.

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