He touched her cheek. “I'll tell you what I expect of you, little dove. You must speak frankly with me if we're to somehow make the best out of this rather... unusual... situation. As much as I adore your blushes and lowered eyes, I would very much prefer we were comfortable and honest with one another. I cannot make you happy if I don't understand you, and I'd prefer not to make guesses that might be wrong. So my question to you now is: do you, or do you not, wish to consummate this marriage?”
Phoebe's chest heaved, the tips of her nipples protruding even farther and heat dampening his trousers where she sat upon his leg.
But her knees snapped together and her buttocks tightened upon his knee. “I do not.”
Married to a Rake
When Phoebe’s married sister Maud is caught with Lord Fenton, the notorious rake, Maud’s husband threatens to kill them both. Phoebe has no choice but to intercede, claiming that she was Lord Fenton’s lover, and forcing Lord Fenton to take her as his wife to avoid a scandal. Knowing full well an unscrupulous man like Fenton would never be faithful, she insists upon a marriage in name only, resolved to resist his charm and dominance.
Teddy never intended to take a wife, doubting his ability to stay faithful and not wishing to replicate his parents' miserable existence. But when he’s forced to marry the lovely Phoebe Fletcher, he suddenly wants nothing more than to win the affection of his new bride. Just when it seems he might succeed, secrets from her past threaten to destroy their chance at happiness.
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