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Chase is on! Her out-of-print vintage is now again in best shape. The Comte d'Esmond is meant to be investigating Leila Beaumont's corrupt and treacherous husband. yet all he desires to do is give up to her dangerously pleasing eyes.
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Considering the lives Beaumont had destroyed, the suffering and fear he'd caused, Ismal considered it fitting that the swine die slowly and painfully. Also fitting that he die in the way he'd ruined so many others — of vice and its diseases, of the poisons relentlessly eroding mind and body. The wife was another matter. Ismal hadn't expected her to leave Paris with her husband. The marriage, after all, was merely a formality. Beaumont himself had admitted he hadn't slept with his wife in five years.
Providence, however, had given her talent and the will to pursue it. She'd also been blessed with a wise and patient guardian. If not for Andrew Herriard, she might be pitiable, too, despite talent and will. Leila moved to him and brushed the damp hair back from his forehead. "Wash your face," she said. " He took her hand and pressed it to his forehead. He was feverish. "Not Esmond, Leila. " He didn't know what he was saying. She would not let him upset her. "Francis, there isn't anyone," she said patiently, as to a child.
The Woodleighs are not an example, but the exception. " He gave a short laugh. "All I disapprove is your talking of the Woodleighs when you should be flirting with me. Here we are in a graveyard. " He was one of the few men she would flirt with, because he was safe. Never once had she glimpsed the smallest hint of lust in that handsome young face. "You ought to know by now that artists are the least romantic people in the world," she said. " "I see. I must turn into a blob of paint — or better yet, a blank canvas.