By Renee Bernard
After the darkness of a dungeon in India, artist Josiah Hastings dreamt of returning to an international lush with color—only to find that years of imprisonment left his eyesight susceptible and failing. So while the fiery fantastic thing about omit Eleanor Beckett appears to be like in his imaginative and prescient amidst the grim grays of a London wintry weather, he understands he's discovered his muse and one final probability at a masterpiece.
Once a spoiled and exultant woman, Eleanor is suffering to outlive in a urban the place males prey upon her. Saving her from attack and destroy, Josiah pays her a fortune to sit down for a portray. to revive her lifestyles, Eleanor needs to threat her recognition modeling for an artist with no chaperone—and attempt to not lose her middle to a guy with darkish secrets and techniques and unseen enemies...
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Bethany pushed off the door. ” She had planned to wear the cornflower velvet at brunch Thursday, but she would wear it this morning. Good fortune had given her a 36 MELODY THOMAS bosom and small waist and the gown displayed her assets with just the right amount of prudence and daring. Removing her gloves, Bethany walked across the room and dropped them on the bed. Her quirt followed. She slid the pins from her hat and eased it off her head. She could talk about her virginity to Ian’s face and not blush, but let him counter with equal remarks about sleeping with another woman, and she’s mortified.
He stood at the window across the courtyard. She could see that he was in white shirtsleeves. She leaned nearer to the glass but otherwise didn’t move. Not even to breathe. It was definitely Ian, his hands in his pockets, an unmistakable edge to his stance. Restless did not describe what he made her feel. Looking at something off to the SIN AND SCANDAL IN ENGLAND 25 left, he had not seen her. Not yet. Then from across the courtyard, she felt it when he turned his head and found her in the window.
Certainly he had been in love with his wife, she realized, wondering what manner of woman could command the heart of such a man. For Ian didn’t strike Bethany as 26 MELODY THOMAS a man who would marry for anything less than an allconsuming love. Suddenly the emotions evoked by that uncomfortable sensation in her stomach became something infinitely harsher than the memory of their one unfinished kiss. Bethany may no longer be seventeen or his charge, but she still did not walk in his same circle.