By Sara Bennett
One depraved evening . . .
Lady Portia Ellerslie, dearest confidante to Queen Victoria and a lady of impeccable breeding, in general would not dream of dallying in Aphrodite's membership, London's such a lot particular and erotic bordello. yet one lonely evening she reveals anything attractive in regards to the notion of a wild come across within the infamous hothouse. wearing a bold, dangerously low-cut scarlet gown and a veil to masks her id, she arrives on the membership able to succumb to the torrid wants raging within her . . . and is stunned to discover herself looking at into the eyes of Marcus Worthorne, the fellow she swooned over at seventeen.
Could bring about a life of ecstasy . . .
Back then, Marcus slightly knew she used to be alive, yet now he is approximately to make her such a lot wanton fantasies come precise. Portia's right existence is set to alter without end . . . simply because for Marcus one evening with the girl in crimson may perhaps by no means be enough.
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You are very much alone. ” But Portia had stopped listening. She was already busy planning ahead. She would write a discreet note to Aphrodite, asking her to arrange a second meeting. Yes, that was what she would do . . Suddenly it occurred to her that Marcus might be otherwise engaged. The resulting disappointment made her feel physically ill, before she reasoned it away. No, in her heart she knew that couldn’t happen. He would want to see her. He would come. Marcus Worthorne was as fascinated by her as she was by him.
Only this moment. ” “I know,” he replied, his voice deep and sensual. ” “Good,” she whispered, tracing his mouth with her fingertip. He bit it, hard enough for her to feel his teeth, and then reached down, bunching up her skirts and petticoats, his palm gliding over her thigh. “I’m not going to undress you,” he murmured. ” “Neither can I,” she gasped. He climbed on top of her and she cradled him with her thighs. He took his weight from her, and when she looked up, he was watching her as if he could pierce the veil.
Why had he told her his name? She hadn’t asked. She had preferred they remain strangers, in his eyes anyway. She didn’t want to be tempted to search for him or to ask for a encore. A second meeting would surely be a disappointment; it stood to reason that it could not possibly live up to the first. No, she had no plans to risk a second time. “That is for the best,” Hettie said, and Portia realized she had spoken aloud. “If you were to be discovered in such a place with such a man, lieben, the disgrace .
A Seduction in Scarlet by Sara Bennett