By Tamera Alexander
After an undesirable prior, Claire strives to create anything that might final as an artist between Nashville's elite society within the 1860s.
Claire Laurent's maximum aspiration is to color whatever that may deliver her acclaim. but her father insists she paintings as a copyist. A forger. whilst she's pressured to escape her domestic, her direction collides with lawyer Sutton Monroe, who indicates her kindness via no longer turning her in to gurus. but if he later refuses to return to her reduction, Claire fears she's sorely misjudged him. discovering herself one of the elite of Nashville society, Claire believes her dream of constructing an enduring influence on this planet of paintings is inside reach--but provided that her prior is still hidden.
The Federal military destroyed Sutton's domestic, confiscated his land, and threatens to spoil his family's honor. His decision to reclaim what belongs to him finds a fact that can rate him greater than he ever imagined--as good because the lady he loves.
Set at Nashville's ancient Belmont Mansion, a gorgeous antebellum manor equipped by means of Adelicia Acklen, an enduring effect is a sweeping love tale a few kingdom mending after warfare, the redemption of these wounded, and the braveness of a guy and lady to work out themselves--and each one other--for who they are surely
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And how strong. And how desirable. He wanted to give her something that no one else had. He wanted it so much he didn’t ask himself why, but dipped his head and drank in the scent of her which rose like perfume from her skin. “Let me pleasure you, Freya. ” She hesitated. In her world, it would be wrong, so wrong. But then in her world, she was branded. A commodity, not a person. And she was not in her world, but his. The sensual, arousing world of the Faol. She touched Eoin’s hair, felt the lifeforce coursing through him.
I see. ” He had intended it as a joke, but the look on her face told him that was exactly what she was thinking. Anger took hold, fuelled by frustration. Eoin pushed his thick tangle of hair back from his brow. “I haven’t the remotest interest in your paltry fortune. We Faol have riches beyond any human imagining. ” “Not a poor opinion, more a deep-seated certainty resulting from bitter experience,” Freya said, furiously righting her clothing. Her obvious hurt mollified his anger somewhat. Eoin pulled her to her feet, ignoring her protests and wrapping his arms around her.
She should move. She braced her hands on his chest to lever herself up. Soft hair. Hard muscle. She shivered again. Eoin trailed his fingers down her back, to the perfect curve of her bottom. In the firelight, her eyes were flecked with gold. Her scent was like an exotic perfume. ” She should move, but she felt too heavy. She couldn’t seem to catch her breath. She couldn’t seem to break eye contact. Eoin’s fingers were stroking her neck under her hair. His other hand was splayed over her rump. What was he doing to her?
A Lasting Impression (Belmont Mansion, Book 1) by Tamera Alexander