A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2) by Cecilia Grant

By Cecilia Grant

A seductive attractiveness turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures during this wealthy and sensual Regency romance from liked newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter is familiar with the video games males play—both out and in of the bed room. no longer afraid to bend the principles to fit her wishes, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his personal bold time table for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s golf equipment. yet now he antes up for a guess of wits and wish with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who retains him at arm’s length.
A stored girl in determined straits, Lydia has a pointy brain and a head for numbers. She gambles at the sly, hoping to win adequate to assert her independence. An alliance with Will on the tables could be a successful proposition for them either. however the association comprises dicey odds with emerging stakes, sweetened with unstated promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand may locate their hearts making a bet on anything neither can have enough money to threat: love.

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Dann der Ruf einer Männerstimme, der Ruf der Nachtpatrouille. Der Klang der genagelten Soldatenstiefel drang herauf ins Zimmer. – Und sein Vater saß da und schüttelte den Kopf. »Geh! Geh ins Bett, wo du hingehörst. « Otto Heinrich sog tief die Luft ein. »Ich werde gehen. Nicht für diese Nacht, für immer. « Nichts regte sich im Gesicht des Münzmarschalls. Nur der Blick wurde aufmerksam. Weit, so unendlich weit wurde ihm der Weg zur Tür. Schweigen. Kein Ruf hielt ihn zurück. Nichts war um ihn. Nur Stille.

Herr Knackfuß zeigte sich Kummer gegenüber von einer zwar strengen, aber keineswegs unangenehmen oder ungerechten Seite, wie er sie manchmal bei den anderen Gesellen, vor allem bei Bendler, aufsteckte, sondern behandelte den Jüngling mit einer sonst fremden 43 Höflichkeit. Und doch schien es Kummer, als sei diese ganze Behandlung nur ein Abtasten, ein Abwarten, eine Stille vor einem gewaltigen Sturm, ein Spionieren nach der schwachen Stelle, wo Knackfuß ihn tödlich treffen konnte. Da er dieses Gefühl nie los wurde, lag er beim Eintritt des Chefs und bei den gemeinsamen Mahlzeiten ständig wie ein Raubtier auf der Lauer und vermied alles, was ihm eine Blöße geben konnte.

Ich will nichts, als die Wahrheit feststellen. Ich habe ein Gedicht deklamiert. « »Nun hör…« »Nein, Herr Vater. Ich bitte, daß Sie mich hören. Dieser Mann kann als einer der kühnsten und größten deutschen Geister gelten. Und wo muß er leben? In Paris. Und warum? Weil ihn Reaktion und Presse-Zensur aus dem Land gejagt haben. « »Freiheit? Reaktion. Presse-Zensur. « Wieder holte Otto Heinrich Kummer tief Luft. »Bei allem Verständnis, das ich aufzubringen vermag, wenn ich an Ihr Amt denke, Herr Vater – aber der Geist der Freiheit war auch Ihnen vertraut.

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