A Talent for Sin by Lavinia Kent

By Lavinia Kent

She used to be blessed with a present of temptation. Violet, girl Carrington, possesses every little thing a lively lady may perhaps wish out of lifestyles. 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, now not a luscious woman with a expertise for sin, and she or he might fairly die than be beholden to an individual. yet test as she may, she can't persuade him—or herself—that their tantalizing dalliance is a trifling trifle. probably woman Carrington has eventually met her match—a guy who will love yet now not regulate her, a guy who can meet her wickedness with a fierce ardour of his personal . . .

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And, why did her “wonderful life” seem so empty when Isabella kept staring at gilt-edged frames and silk upholstery? Did her sister not understand all she had paid to secure what she had? And choices, there had been so few of them. How did you explain to a young girl who still had eyes full of innocence—and they were, no matter the touch of calculation—that life did not offer women many choices, and the ones they were offered must be seized? “Isabella,” she began, “I should have told you the truth about many things a while ago.

It fulfilled neither entertainment nor pretension. ” “That I would believe. ” Violet slid the book back and tried to decide which smile to answer with. A knowing one always worked. “That doesn’t matter now, does it? ” Violet hoped she didn’t sound shrill. ” Marguerite shared her own smile, one of satisfaction. She sat back in the A TALENT FOR SIN 29 chair again, shifting from one hip to the other. “I don’t understand why you keep it so secret. There is surely no shame in keeping company with the brother of a marquess.

I am sure once you explain your interests to Violet she will know to keep a sufficient eye on her sister. The dear girl, Lady Carrington, that is, always did have a grasp on how to treat your sex. Now, if only it had been her you were staring at. I always did fancy finding her a good match. ” “But it was, it is. My affections are held by Violet,” he blurted out. God, it felt good to say the words. ” “Isabella, but don’t think I don’t see through you. ” Peter could only follow. At least she was leading him over to Violet.

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