“Stay here,” he told her. “I’ll be back in a quarter of an hour.”
“You’re leaving me?” She sounded almost panicked.
“Can’t bear to be without me, can you?”
“I’d be happy never to see you again!” she spat.
He was glad to hear the warmth in her voice. She had fight left in her.
“But you will. I’m for the gin shop. We need supplies.”
She looked to the side, where his hand pinned hers to the wall. “You’re so warm.”
“And you’re so incredibly soft.” He freed one finger and stroked it along the inside flesh of her corresponding finger. She shivered. The heat bubbling in her chest dropped to her belly. How could he do that to her with just a touch of one finger on hers?
Gideon wanted to crawl into bed beside her.
He wanted to wake her with kisses and slow caresses.
He wanted… He wanted what he knew he could never have.
“No!” Dorothea shrieked. She could not bear to think of that consequence as a result of her daughter’s foolish actions. She closed her eyes and attempted to calm herself. “She’s run away.”
He stared at her with a look of complete bewilderment on his face. “You really mean it, don’t you?” He stroked a finger down her cheek, and she tried very hard not to shy away from his touch. “You’re so prim and proper.” His hand dipped lower to the hollow of her throat. “Makes me want to corrupt you.”
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The Rogue You Know
She's beyond his reach...
Gideon Harrow has spent his life in London's dark underworld-and he wants out. A thief and a con, he plans one last heist to finally win his freedom. But when everything goes wrong, he finds himself at the tender mercies of one of Society's most untouchable women-Lady Susanna Derring.
...and out of her depth.
Susanna has spent her life in London's glittering ton, under the thumb of a domineering mother-and she wants out. When a wickedly charming rogue lands at her feet, she jumps at the chance to experience life before it's too late. But as she descends into London's underworld, she finds that nothing- not even Gideon-is as it seems. As excitement turns to danger, Susanna must decide what price she's willing to pay...for the love of a reformed thief.
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