Mrs. Claudine Grant married when she was eighteen and lost her husband less than six months later to the ravages of war. Her heart is too bruised for anymore foolish whims, and she's determined to never marry again.
Hudson Lockley, the Earl of Wyndam has led a decadent life. He doesn't believe in love or marriage, but he does believe in pleasure. He lost both of his parents as a boy and was raised by his grandmother. He refuses to allow anything emotional into his life. One major devastation was enough to turn him cold—except in bed.
Claudine befriends Hudson's grandmother. They cross paths often, and over time Claudine wonders what a night of true passion would be like. The earl would make a spectacular rogue for one night... Seduction takes them down an unexpected path and perhaps an all-consuming love neither had planned.Genre: FICTION / Romance / Regency
But you don’t want to.” Her words were not lost on him. She wanted him to stay. “If we’re to be close, don’t you think we should use our given names with each other?” He refused to call her Mrs. Grant. “Please call me Hudson.”
She shook her head. “That’s far too familiar, my lord,” she told him. “That’s not the nature of our relationship.”
“It is if we choose it to be.” He kept his tone light and hoped he enticed her to his way of thinking. She was so lovely it stole his breath to gaze upon her. “What’s your name, love?”
“You don’t know my name, so you’re going to resort to endearments.” She sounded amused. That was a good sign, wasn’t it? “What will you call me next, I wonder?”
“I’d like to call you mine,” he said before he could stop himself. “Sweetness. Tell me your name.”
She shook her head. “It is a terrible idea. There can never be anything between us.”
Translation in progress. Translated by Felipe Flores Santana
Already translated. Translated by Alexander Sánchez