STORY: Widowed countess Lady Bianca Wells secretly lusts after her much younger, rakishly handsome footman Harry Blake. Even though he has been in her employ for six months, she has not succumbed to her indecorous urges to take him as a lover…until one wicked night at an isolated country inn when she throws caution to the wind and offers Blake a wholly improper proposition.
Harry Blake, the bastard son of a duke and governess, is the epitome of the perfect footman, except for one thing—he fantasizes about seducing his beautiful mistress. When Lady Wells proposes that they become lovers for one night only, he is torn. Even though he wants her with every fiber of his being, he suspects that forbidden fruit once tasted, can be awfully addictive. He wonders if one night of passion will be enough, for either of them—especially now that he realizes he might very well be falling in love with his bella Bianca.
But when all is said and done, Blake can hardly refuse such a tempting proposition, no matter how unwise or improper. He just prays that he can put a smile on his mistress’s beautiful face…
REVIEW: Lincolnshire England – 1818
Bianca, The Dowager Countess of Wells, has just fought off an attacker with the help of her footman, Harry Blake. She is spending the night at an Inn as she is traveling back home after staying for some time with her friend, Lady Jameson. Blake is very solicitous of her as he helps her to her room. An extremely attractive young man, Bianca knows she should send him on to his own room. But instead, he stays to stoke the fire in her room and accepts a glass of sherry from Bianca.
It has been three years since Bianca’s husband, Algernon, passed away and she is realizing that she is in need of intimacy with a man. The very nearness of Blake has her panting for him so she poses an improper proposition to him. While he desires her, he realizes that he is just a footman even though he is the bastard son of a duke and a governess.
After a night of the most incredible sex, Bianca is back home in London in the middle of the Season. She finds herself still attracted to Blake but tries to ignore it. Blake feels the same and has decided it might be best to seek employment elsewhere because he is truly falling in love with Bianca.
Is there any way there can be a future for them? Will society snub Bianca should be choose to be with Blake?
This is a short story that sizzles all the way through. If you like hot, steamy, and sexy, this is the book for you.
I liked both Bianca and Blake as they are portrayed as genuine people.
Complimentary copy provided by the author
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