A Lady Awakened

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Bantam Books, 2012 - Fiction - 362 pages
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In Cecilia Grant’s emotionally rich and deeply passionate Regency romance debut, a deal with a rumored rogue turns a proper young woman into . . .A Lady Awakened.

Newly widowed and desperate to protect her estate and beloved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan to conceive. After all, if she has an heir on the way, her future will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety, Martha approaches her neighbor, a London exile with a wicked reputation, and offers a strictly business proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.

Theophilus Mirkwood ought to be insulted. Should be appalled. But how can he resist this siren in widow’s weeds, whose offer is simply too outrageously tempting to decline? Determined she’ll get her money’s worth, Theo endeavors to awaken this shamefully neglected beauty to the pleasures of the flesh—only to find her dead set against taking any enjoyment in the scandalous bargain. Surely she can’t resist him forever. But could a lady’s sweet surrender open their hearts to the most unexpected arrival of all . . . love?
 

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Didn't quite live up to its early potential, but I enjoyed it. One of the things that made it good was also its greatest flaw. Folks familiar with me and my tastes know that I normally only notice ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
43
Section 4
61
Section 5
83
Section 6
102
Section 7
123
Section 8
138
Section 11
192
Section 12
208
Section 13
228
Section 14
246
Section 15
268
Section 16
288
Section 17
313
Section 18
330

Section 9
156
Section 10
169
Section 19
347
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About the author (2012)

Cecilia Grantalways knew she’d do something with that English degree. After waiting tables, composing software help files, and answering the carpool-lane-violators hotline, she’s delighted to be writing stories. Cecilia makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her fellow-writer husband, two bookish children, and unliterary cat and dog.

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