Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Update on Reluctantly in Love

My newest novel, Reluctantly in Love, will be coming out late this month.
Here is a little more about it.

Beatrice Clark has run out of options...

She must escape her dangerous fiancé by ruining her reputation before the wedding can occur. Armed with a sultry red dress and a list of London's disreputable men Beatrice has one night to find the right man.

William Bradley enjoyed his nights of debauchery and found himself at home amongst London's depraved citizens. He never wanted to be the hero to any damsel in distress. But his past is working against him. Forced by his own conscience into helping Beatrice escape her future husband he is now tied into the unwanted role of a woman's savior.
The unlikely pair could fall in love, if they don't destroy each other first.

And a little excerpt for you to enjoy!

“Why do you need a list of men to sleep with? Are you in some kind of trouble?” William asked.
Biting her lip to keep quiet, Beatrice seemed to know that she had already exposed too many details of her plan.

“And if I refuse to go along with this tonight? What will you do next? Will you go to one of the other men?”

At last she looked up at him from where he stood guarding the door. Her face was shadowed slightly by the flickering candlelight in the room. Still the bleak smile on her face pulled at what remained of his heart as she admitted, “Yes, I have to.”

He had not expected such a blunt answer from her. His own response to the statement was equally unsettling. William could not take her for himself but he instinctively knew that he would not let any other man touch her either. He was not used to talking women out of wanting sex, but for her he tried. “You don't want this kind of scandal. No matter what danger you are in there must be another solution. Something like this would end your life as you have known it. Your friends, even your family might turn you away.”

“I know,” she admitted sadly. “But this is the only way that I can think of. I have to do this tonight.”

“Why tonight? Is something about to happen?”

“Please I'm running out of time. If you won't help me then I need to find someone who will.”

William evaluated the situation quickly. The woman knew that she had failed with him. That after discovering her plan he would not go through with it and be a willing pawn in her plot. If he let her leave the room then she might search out one of the other men on her list until she had found one drunk enough or depraved enough to take her to their bed and complete her ruination.

William sighed heavily as he accepted what he must do. “If this is what you want then I will help you.”

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