By Sara Bennett
One depraved evening . . .
Lady Portia Ellerslie, dearest confidante to Queen Victoria and a girl of impeccable breeding, as a rule would not dream of dallying in Aphrodite's membership, London's so much unique and erotic bordello. yet one lonely evening she unearths anything attractive in regards to the suggestion of a wild stumble upon within the infamous hothouse. wearing a bold, dangerously low-cut scarlet costume and a veil to masks her id, she arrives on the membership able to succumb to the torrid wishes raging within her . . . and is surprised to discover herself looking at into the eyes of Marcus Worthorne, the guy she swooned over at seventeen.
Could result in a life of ecstasy . . .
Back then, Marcus slightly knew she was once alive, yet now he is approximately to make her so much wanton fantasies come real. Portia's right existence is set to alter endlessly . . . simply because for Marcus one evening with the girl in crimson might by no means be enough.
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Good,” she whispered, tracing his mouth with her fingertip. He bit it, hard enough for her to feel his teeth, and then reached down, bunching up her skirts and petticoats, his palm gliding over her thigh. “I’m not going to undress you,” he murmured. ” “Neither can I,” she gasped. He climbed on top of her and she cradled him with her thighs. He took his weight from her, and when she looked up, he was watching her as if he could pierce the veil. It disconcerted her, and she pulled him down, nuzzling his jaw, his throat, tasting his skin.
Albert was sent for and duly arrived. He was distracted from his lines, however, and when questioned admitted that he was concerned over a large meeting that was taking place in Soho. Some of the workingclass poor were demanding that the land owned by the rich few be handed over to them, so they could share in the wealth and gain employment. Such radical ideas were not new in Europe, but they were worrying to the royal couple and the government. “If these people wish to live in a republic, they should remove themselves across the channel to France,” Victoria said unsympathetically.
Bloody annoying, that’s what it is,” he muttered to himself, swirling the brandy in his heavy crystal glass. There wasn’t anything he could do about it, either. He’d tried. Tonight, he’d been back to Aphrodite’s Club, attempting to inveigle the name from Francesca’s mother, but she’d only smiled her sphinxlike smile at him and said, “I cannot disclose that to you, Marcus. You knew the conditions before you agreed to the assignation. ” He’d given her his most engaging look. A SEDUCTION IN SCARLET 45 Aphrodite shook her head at him.