By Sara Bennett
The boldest, so much unconventional of the 3 Greentree sisters, Marietta believes her most sensible direction will be to emulate her traditional mom, the infamous courtesan Madame Aphrodite. Being woefully unschooled within the methods of ardour, in spite of the fact that, Marietta, at Aphrodite's insistence, needs to first turn out herself by means of thoroughly seducing one guy: Max Valland, the moody, disgraced, anddisinherited former Lord Roseby. together with his lifestyles and acceptance already in tatters, Max is so much prepared to aid the beautiful younger minx perform her selected craft—though he's stunned on the intensity of his hope . . . and by means of her so much unprofessional tenderness. yet Marietta's plans are threatened by means of the damaging mysteries swirling round this disarmingly sensual gentleman . . . and via a middle that urges her to damage the courtesan's cardinal rule: by no means fall in love.
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Max reached out and took her hand in his. Slowly, watching her closely, he pressed his palm to hers and measured the length of her ﬁngers against his. He noticed that her skin was ﬁne and soft, a lady’s hand, and her nails were buffed to a rosy pink. Slowly, he lifted her hand as if it were some succulent dish, then bowed his head to inspect it until, with inﬁnite care, he sucked her ﬁngertips, one after the other. He heard her catch her breath, the sound echoing about them in the vestibule. “I .
Now he set his mind to it, he recalled that there had been some scandal a few years ago. Something about the daughters of the famous courtesan being stolen as children and being found again when they were grown. The thing had been hushed up, though. He would have to ask around for the details, refresh his memory—Harold would be the obvious choice— Harold knew everything about everyone. Except that Harold was now, supposedly, his enemy. Harold, who had supplanted him as the heir to his father’s title, Duke of Barwon, and the sprawling Valland House in Surrey, where both Max and Harold had grown up.
Marietta wasn’t certain what she would have said. Yes trembled on her lips, but that was impossible. 24 SARA BENNETT She had no intention of falling in love, not with Max and not with anyone, and the adventures she was planning were not the sort he would be able to afford—not any longer. Because for some time now Marietta had made her mind up that she was going to be a courtesan, just like her mother. It was the only way in which she could have that life she craved, that full and satisfying life, without exposing her damaged heart.
Rules of Passion by Sara Bennett