Second Chance Marquess
by Jessica Jefferson
GENRE: Historical Romance
When Wilhemina Turner’s younger sister runs off with a young Lothario, she has no choice but to turn to the notorious rake who broke his promise and her heart, for assistance. George Bartlett, the Marquess of Chesterton, hasn’t forgotten the woman who hurt him so many years ago, but can’t deny her request, knowing that his brother’s reputation, and fortune, is at risk. A series of misfortunes leave the straight-laced widow and committed bachelor stranded, sharing both close quarters and old secrets. But when morning comes, will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love?
By the time they’d arrived at the inn, she was so cold she couldn’t feel her feet. Or her hands.
Hell, she couldn’t feel a thing. Self-preservation or frostbite, she wasn’t certain anymore.
The moments of unexpected tenderness had almost convinced her that perhaps he was redeemable. Fortunately, he had an uncanny knack for destroying any sliver of light that escaped from his otherwise dark soul. All he had to do was open his mouth.
He held out his arms for her to slide off the horse. She was stiff, her bottom quite bruised from the unforgiving ride. It had been years since she’d ridden astride, let alone bareback. Willie allowed herself to fall into his arms, knowing good and well there was no way she could get down from the giant beast unassisted.
His hands fell right below her breasts, his thumbs resting at that very spot where they met her ribcage. She slid down his body, every part of her rubbing against him, causing a friction that set her core on fire. The wet clothing clinging against their sleet-caked bodies only accentuated every inch of his hard frame. As much as she detested him, especially the man he’d become, there was no arguing his potent virility and its effect on her.
Then all too soon, and still moments too late, her feet hit the ground.
He was staring down at her, his piercing blue eyes haunting. He hadn’t a face for cards, always wearing his emotions plain as he would any waistcoat. He was struggling, just as she was.
How do you reconcile the person you knew a decade ago with the person in front of you now? Why would anyone feel such a strong attraction to someone who’s hurt them so badly? And why does it still feel so fresh, so painful, when she could have sworn that she’d gotten past it all?
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, two young daughters, French bulldog Lulu, and English bulldog Pete. When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property.
Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist where she invites her readers to fall in love with romance again.
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Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Jessica-Jefferson/e/B00GI20W2K
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