Rather more forcefully, Miss Ritter said, "In other words, I need a job. Adorna tried to make it easier for her. Adorna believed her. She had seen many a young ladycome through her study at the Distinguished Academy of Governesses, all of them in need of assistance, but she had never felt such a kinship as she felt now for Miss Caroline Ritter. This young lady was beautiful.
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Rather more forcefully, Miss Ritter said, "In other words, I need a job. Adorna tried to make it easier for her. Adorna believed her. She had seen many a young ladycome through her study at the Distinguished Academy of Governesses, all of them in need of assistance, but she had never felt such a kinship as she felt now for Miss Caroline Ritter. This young lady was beautiful. Ritter brought home a bride from some exoticlocale, and since then the women of the family had been temptresses who led all men astray.
Miss Ritter certainly fit the role. She was tall, almost gangly, with long arms and slender fingers, yet she moved with a grace that pleasured the eye. She had gathered her straight brown hair into a severe chignon at the base of her neck, yet fine strands had escaped their confinement, and the auburn highlights encased her striking face like a summer sunset.
Her wide chin gave the inference of defiance, and the dark lashes and brows that decorated her slumberous aquamarine eyes strengthened the impression of unusual and delicate beauty. Never had Adorna seen so exquisite a visage since the day, thirty years ago, when she had gazed into a mirror and realized that she herself was a diamond of the first water.
Yet time had wrought changes on her own face, so that now Miss Caroline Ritter could accurately be described as the loveliest woman in England. Leaning back in her chair, Adorna said aloud what she had been thinking. Three years ago you were all the rage. It works, of course. He is very good at getting his way. A rivalry. How delicious. Perhaps you know of her? Indeed, I do! Her work is magnificent. My father Returning to the matter at hand, Adorna said, "Unfortunately, Miss Ritter, there is very little call for such a talent as flirting.
She fixed her with her amazingly bright aquamarine gaze. Lady Bucknell, I truly have need of employment. You have a reputation of finding a position to fit every young woman. You must have something I can do. I was a foolish girl, but not a wanton.
That Miss Ritter had been infatuated with Lord Freshfield. That she had encouraged him to behave badly. But Adorna well knew how gossip twisted the truth. So Lord Freshfield had not only destroyed her life, but now sought to destroy her innocence. That man was nothing but. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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My Fair Temptress (Governess Brides Series #7)
Shelves: historical-romance , ebook-own , christina-dodd Caroline, an accomplished flirt who is a ruined gentlewoman forced to seek employment. Her only skill is flirting and she finds a job at the Academy of Distinguished Academy of Governesses. Her first job, teaching Jude Durant, Earl of Huntington, the most handsome and dangerous aristocrat in Regency London. Sparks fly between the teacher and Caroline, an accomplished flirt who is a ruined gentlewoman forced to seek employment. Sparks fly between the teacher and tutor!! When Jude uses her attractiveness to lure the assassins he places her life in jeopardy and almost loses her forever.
MY FAIR TEMPTRESS: Governess Brides #8
My Fair Temptress