By Teresa Medeiros
"**A new spell binding old romance from a “superb storyteller” (*Booklist*) and *New York occasions* bestselling writer that includes a good-looking, brooding Earl who reveals himself interested in his prim and correct housekeeper.****
Maximillian Burke has constantly prided himself on being the fellow each mom would wish her daughter to marry. yet after his scoundrel of a brother makes off with Max’s bride, Max discovers it’s extra gratifying to be a rogue than the proper gentleman. pressured to escape London after a duel long gone mistaken, he seeks safe haven at Cadgwyck Manor at the lonely coast of Cornwall, a spot as wild and savage as his present mood. The tumbledown manor comes whole with its personal ghost, yet oddly adequate, it’s now not the White woman of Cadgwyck who haunts Max’s heated dreams—but his no-nonsense housekeeper.
The very last thing housekeeper Anne Spencer wishes is a brand new grasp, specifically one as brooding and beautiful because the Earl of Dravenwood. whilst she schemes to be rid of her new company, she unearths herself irresistibly drawn into his powerful, muscular palms. while Max vows to unravel the secret of Cadgwyck’s ghost, he doesn’t know it will placed either one of their hearts in danger and tempt them to give up to a excitement as scrumptious because it is dangerous.
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Extra info for The Temptation of Your Touch (Burke Brothers, Book 2)
No ask yourself you look so disillusioned. ” Anne may well believe her mood emerging back. “You’re a superb one to lecture me at the merits of pleasure and enjoyment. I’d bet you can’t keep in mind the final time you skilled both one. You squandered your adolescence loving a girl who might by no means love you again in order that you'll retain your middle competently walled in the back of the blocks of ice you’ve equipped to guard it. All Angelica did used to be exchange that golden idol on your center. You’d particularly pine for a ghost than danger loving a lady formed from flesh and blood. ” a lady equivalent to her. Shaken through that treacherous whisper of her center, Anne spun round and retraced her steps to the door. “I must have by no means come the following. I must have identified reasoning with you are going to turn out to be most unlikely. ” The rustle of Dravenwood tossing again the sheets and yanking on his dressing dress used to be Anne’s in basic terms caution. ahead of she may well open the door greater than a crack, he had crossed the chamber with an identical predatory grace he had used to trap her at the evening he’d long past ghost looking. He slammed either arms opposed to the door on each side of her head, shoving the door closed and leaving her with out selection yet to face there trembling within the circle of his hands as he embraced her with out laying lots as a finger on her. “You have each correct to berate me for invading your privateness. ” His mouth used to be so with reference to her ear the heat of his breath stirred the invisible dusting of hair alongside its lobe. “But you have been fallacious approximately something. ” “And what might that be, my lord? ” she whispered tautly, grateful he couldn’t see her face in that second. “As lengthy as i'm grasp at Cadgwyck, you do belong to me. ” His daring declare despatched a depraved little thrill capturing via her. “Your welfare is my situation and my accountability. so one can spend your nights mendacity on your lonely mattress examining Pilgrim’s development through candlelight until eventually your eyesight fails, then by way of God you’ll no less than do it in heat and luxury. can we comprehend one another? ” Mustering each final ounce of her braveness, Anne became to stand him. nonetheless held captive via these muscular forearms and the enforcing wall of his chest, she gazed up into the passion-darkened planes of his face. “Yes, my lord. i believe we comprehend one another rather well. ” She didn’t observe simply how good until eventually he cupped her face in his palms and taken his mouth down on hers. tough. Her lips melted underneath his, softening the punishing strength of his kiss with the aching tenderness of her quit. His tongue authorised the invitation of her parted lips, licking into her with a sinuous starvation that coaxed a helpless little whimper from her lips. Her palms drifted upward to snatch at his higher palms, sliding over the silk sleeves of his dressing dress to discover the enterprise swell of muscle underneath. She knew she may still push him away, yet all she desired to do used to be tug him nearer. To be enveloped within the warmth radiating from each unyielding, masculine inch of him. As his lips blazed a searing direction from the nook of her mouth to the heartbeat beating madly in conjunction with her throat, she whispered, “Maximillian,” cursing and blessing him within the similar breath.