By Deborah Simmons

A gathering AT GUNPOINT

A becoming commence for one of these risky allure, inspiration Grayson Westcott, the Marquis of Wroth. And even though he'd regularly prided himself on his notorious self-discipline, Kate Courtland's hoydenish charms had shattered his defenses and set fireplace to his soul!

Kate Courtland's lifetime of privilege among well mannered society was once reminiscence, and the hardships of her day-by-day fight had develop into all too actual. until eventually the evening she wounded the Marquis of Wroth, and unleashed a smoldering ardour that might swap their lives perpetually!

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What's this all approximately, Kate? " "You haven't any correct! who're you to return in the following and take over? cannot you notice what you're doing, you conceited beast? No, you simply stand there, as stiff as your valet, with no even blinking. do not you are feeling whatever? " His eyes narrowed. "I consider. i believe too rattling a lot, the place you are involved. " grey growled out the phrases in a low, threatening tone that pulled her up brief. Kate glanced at him, startled by means of the taut fury that confirmed on his good points, the darkish, harmful stance of his powerful physique. Too past due, she desired to bear in mind her hasty phrases, and she or he attempted to step again, clear of him, yet he held her quickly. the grey depths of his eyes glittered, and Kate watched, shocked, as he lifted one in all her wrists and pressed his open mouth to her racing pulse. She shivered, even though it used to be warmth that rushed via her, making her limbs susceptible. while he pressed his lips to the opposite wrist, she swayed on her ft, and might have fallen if he had no longer swung her up into his fingers. the realm careened dizzily round her as Kate clung to his neck, the floor relocating speedily less than. She was once dimly conscious of the shadows of the stables last round her earlier than she tumbled backward, out of Gray's include, and landed with a delicate jolt within the clean hay that stuffed the empty stall. Kate gasped as she seemed up at him. long past was once the marquis that she had come to understand. This guy stood over her like a stranger, his hair wind-tossed, his face not easy and his eyes wild. As she stared, he stripped off his gloves and threw them apart, males yanked off his coat. His palms, continually deft and warranted, fumbled with the buttons of his waistcoat prior to it, too, used to be flung apart. Gad, used to be he going to take off every thing? Kate's middle thundered in her chest. She had visible him bare earlier than, yet now not apurpose, and positively now not during this demeanour, tearing off his clothing like a guy pushed via demons. It used to be as though the cool veneer that had encased him for therefore lengthy have been being solid away together with his garments. And even though she had desired to discompose him, this used to be under no circumstances what she had had in brain. She drew in a deep, ragged breath as he pulled at his blouse, drawing it as much as exhibit his wide chest, the hair dusted throughout it, the puckered purple mark of his wound and the darkish thatches underneath his palms. Thrusting away the wonderful linen, he paused to examine her. Kate shivered, part in worry and part in scrumptious pleasure, as he got here down on best of her, his mouth discovering hers with luscious abandon. She knew now not what fueled him, anger or insanity, or no matter if he used to be toying along with her nonetheless, yet she might not more deny him than she may well the speedy spark of her personal escalating ardour. She had forgotten the texture of the fresh traces of his torso, and he or she slid her fingers up his chest, delighting within the play of his muscle groups, the smooth hair, the difficult nipples, the sleek pores and skin of his again. He groaned, urgent nearer, and the burden of him settled opposed to her until eventually all she knew used to be his hardness. And the warmth. It surrounded her, from his physique, his lips, and his palms as they cupped her face.

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