By Victoria Alexander
We all know that an Effington continuously getsher approach ... yet this time it isn't going to be effortless! girl Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't definitely believe the enjoyment of the Christmas season. Ten years had handed on account that she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He rebuffed her and got down to search his fortunes, whereas Elizabeth used to be left a girl scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's controlled fantastically was once by no means hers to manage. No, strength over her funds lay within the fingers of the final guy she ever desires to see back: Nicholas! yet operating Elizabeth's existence isn't really a part of Nick's plans. he is intrigued while he discovers that the frivolous and flighty lady he as soon as knew has became a gorgeous and able girl. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and whereas she turns out unmoved by way of his fervent seduction, he swears he'll no longer relaxation till she accepts that the majority necessary reward of all -- the present of affection.
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Exactly as it was meant to be. Elizabeth was a terrible liar. Nick stared unseeing at the library door. Fortunately for them both, he was very good at deception. He had never suspected he had such a skill. No doubt it could come in handy in the future. He had hurt her, he could see it in her eyes, but he'd had no choice. Any feelings that she thought she'd had for him couldn't possibly be anything of significance. She'd loved Charles and Charles had loved her all of their lives. Nick was nothing more than an intriguing moment of confusion in a young woman's mind, or possibly her heart.
Why are you so stubborn? There is no 'perhaps' about it. You kissed me as I have never been kissed before, and that I cannot forget. I do not believe you can forget it either. " Her gaze searched his with a yearning born of an awful, aching wonder deep inside her. " He stared at her in disbelief. " He pulled her hard against him and crushed his lips to hers. He tasted her, devoured her, and she responded in kind. His chest was hard against her breasts, and she could feel his heart beat against her in measure with her own.
Was it the result of experience and practice rather than any affection on his part? And was her response that of any inexperienced woman to a man of his skills? "Most certainly. " Her words were stiff, her tone overly proper, and even to her own ear did not sound like her at all. " Fury welled within her, and she raised her chin. "I don't—" "You're the daughter of a most prestigious and wealthy family. " He nodded in a considering manner. "Indeed, I am more than a bit tempted to say honor be damned.