By Lavinia Kent
She was once blessed with a present of temptation. Violet, woman Carrington, possesses every thing a lively girl might wish out of existence. cash (and plenty of it). the liberty to make her personal offerings, without husband to rule her. And a delightfully attentive younger lover, Lord Peter St. Johns, to fulfill her each wild whim. yet Peter wants greater than Violet's lascivious attentions. he is determined for her heart—and her hand in marriage. but with a toss of her russet curls, Violet refuses. a guy like Peter belongs with a na?ve, blushing good looks, no longer a luscious girl with a expertise for sin, and she or he could relatively die than be beholden to a person. yet attempt as she could, she can't persuade him—or herself—that their tantalizing dalliance is a trifling trifle. probably girl Carrington has eventually met her match—a guy who will love yet now not keep an eye on her, a guy who can meet her wickedness with a fierce ardour of his personal . . .
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She peered around the edge of her bonnet at her sister. Isabella was avidly looking about, her gaze full of exhilaration—and an unmistakable desire for adventure. Maybe Violet had been overeager to see how shallow and foolish her sister’s plans were and had not considered that they might make sense. Why shouldn’t a sweet, young girl dream of a handsome husband? The fact that her own youthful dreams had not come to fruition was no reason to punish her sister. She looked around the garden with new eyes.
She pulled back a moment to stare into his eyes, they were so deep and brown she felt she could drown in them and never return. It was a moment of stillness in the midst of a storm, a moment of peace as their eyes met and took measure— well, except for her ﬁngers, which were all the while working skillfully to bare his neck before her. Still keeping her gaze locked with his, Violet leaned 58 LAVINIA KENT forward and nipped at his chin, her teeth grating on the stubble he could never shave completely away.
Her heart gave one fast beat, before she pushed the thought away. He had both a curricle and a carriage. He would not arrive in a hack, and even if he did, she wouldn’t be excited by his arrival. She would act as if nothing had happened. She started walking toward the door, but more slowly. If it wasn’t Peter, then who? A list of friends A TALENT FOR SIN 35 and acquaintances sped through her mind and were dismissed. Well, there was one way to ﬁnd out. She glanced at her dress, smoothed out a crease, adjusted the angle of her new feathered bonnet, placed a curl over her shoulder, tilted back her shoulders, pulled up the corners of her mouth into a society smile, and headed up the walk.
A Talent for Sin by Lavinia Kent