A Woman of Love by Marlow Kelly
When her dissolute husband insists that Lady Annabel Peters
bed one of his villainous cohorts to repay a gambling debt, she is scandalized.
But she is forced to agree because he controls every aspect of her life.
A physically and emotionally crippled war hero, James Drake
has retreated from society. At the request of his brother, he manipulates
events so he can interrogate Annabel, a woman he thinks may be part of a ring
Neither of them count on an instant and overwhelming
attraction. James may now believe Annabel but she suspects her husband plans to
kill her. As one of her husband’s friends, James is not to be trusted.
Yet how can she escape a man who has the ability to control
her with a gentle kiss?
Lady Annabel Peters sat in the open-top carriage and
realized she had left it too late. She should have escaped yesterday.
“Really, Annabel, I don’t want you to give your left eye.
All I’m asking is that you go in there and do what comes naturally.” Lord
Elliott Peters, her husband of two months, sat opposite her, smoothing his
waistcoat against his flat, toned abdomen. A lock of blond hair fell across his
brow, accentuating his startling blue eyes. He claimed all he had to do was
crook his finger, and besotted society women swooned, but she couldn’t imagine
it. His grotesque personality obliterated any physical beauty he possessed.
The warm summer breeze touched her face. She inhaled the
scent of grass and honeysuckle. Frogs sang somewhere in the distance, and
crickets chirped, a sure sign it was going to be a warm night. She looked out
at the passing Berkshire countryside, and wondered how anything this ugly could
happen on such a perfect summer evening.
“It is not natural for a married woman to bed a man who is
not her husband.” She struggled to breathe; a vise tightened around her chest.
“You must be joking. Women do it all the time. That’s how
they entertain themselves. You didn’t believe we would be faithful to each
other for the rest of our lives, did you? What a ridiculous notion.”
The thought of copulating with Elliott was horrific enough.
Now he wanted her to sleep with his friends, too. Bile rose in her throat at
the idea of having to endure another man like her husband. He was totally
amoral, and thought nothing of sleeping with a friend’s wife. He undoubtedly
took pleasure in it. He never controlled his lust. If he saw a woman he wanted,
he took her by any means possible.
Series Name: Honour, Love, and Courage Series
Theme(s): Scarred Hero/Heroine
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Keywords: Romance, Victorian, England, scarred hero
After being thrown out of England for refusing to
drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and
a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by
her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas
to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories and
her curiosity regarding the lives and loves of historical figures are
the inspiration for her characters. You can visit Marlow at www.marlowkelly.com.
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