By Kat Martin
The Louisiana sunlight beat mercilessly on Nicole St. Claire simply as destiny, too, have been cruel. The as soon as filthy rich, flirtatious belle stood at the public sale block to be offered as a servant. Her sensual determine disguised, her excellent titian hair raveled, she gave the look of a waif, yet she used to be all girl, trembling whilst she famous the maximum bidder—idol of her youth desires, the landlord of plantation Belle Chene.
a guy of blazing ardour, Alex du Villier obtained the woman out of pity, yet her aqua eyes stirred his soul and her physique ignited his blood. She could be the excellent mistress to make him put out of your mind his coming marriage to a chilly, haughty heiress. Now he meant to coach this blameless attractiveness that even supposing he had bought her freedom, he may thieve her heart.
An affair of burning wants. . . . less than a Creole moon their ardour grew to become a wildfire neither might keep watch over, using them to heart-wrenching offerings of silken sin . . . or freedom and love.
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She was certain Alexandre's mistress would be all those things and more-and for reasons she wouldn't examine, the thought put a damper on the balance of her day. Nicki had just finished her second week at Belle Chene when Franhis du Villier arrived-and with him the first hint of trouble. Since one of the older servants was ill, Nicole was helping serve supper in the dining room. com/processtext/ It was a sumptuous room, with a Hepplewhite table seating twenty, carved high-backed rosewood chairs, and a gilt-and-crystal chandelier.
The older woman crossed herself again. "Lord have mercy. " "Maybe it's just as well," Nicki countered. "M'sieur du Villier will have to find out the truth, sooner or later. " The housekeeper's snowy brows shot up. " Not another of his mistresses! Mrs. Leander looked surprised. "Surely you're not so old you're hard a hearin'? " "Miss Clarissa's the master's intended. " "Soon as the hot weather is past, she's plannin' an outlandish affair to announce their engagement and the official date of the weddin'.
They had the new shipping contracts to go over, so Thomas had volunteered to come out to the house. In truth, Alex knew Thomas enjoyed his brief forays into the country, his overnight stays at Belle Chene. And Alex enjoyed the conversation. It was rare he got a chance to really relax. Nicki put out her hand. "Thank you for the lesson. It was very kind of you. " Alex's expression turned grim. He looked as though he wanted to say something, but didn't. "Don't stay out here too long," he finally said, then turned and walked away.