By Lorraine Heath
"Lady Louisa longs to marry for ardour and love -- yet will she locate happiness within the fingers of the duke?
Lady Louisa Wentworth is aware she is going to by no means marry well--her family's impoverished property has ensured as a lot. Resigned to spinsterhood, the proud attractiveness has agreed to chaperone a tender American heiress who seeks a titled husband throughout the turbulent waters of London society.
The speeding Duke of Hawkhurst needs to marry wealth for the sake of his kinfolk. This well-heeled younger American, leave out Jenny Rose, could do fairly well. however the girl's infuriating chaperone turns out made up our minds to maintain them aside. And worse nonetheless, Hawk reveals himself way more drawn to the intoxicating woman Louisa than to her blameless cost!
A romantic subterfuge is termed for--as determined Hawk plots to attract the heiress right into a compromising place, making marriage a need. but if it's beautiful Louisa in its place who falls into his sensuous net, this video game of hearts takes a passionate and so much unforeseen turn...
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Another shot to the nuts and he staggers away. Albert pulls his head out of the toilet and looses an explosive stream of vomit. Shit is clumped in his hair and streaks his face like war-paint. “You,” Albert gasps. ” “You don’t know what it’s like in here, son. ” Charlie’s weapon is a crude one: A sharpened nail pounded into a wooden doorstop. He keeps it hidden in a back pocket, close at hand. “You’d a done the same, son,” he says. ” Albert grabs at Charlie, fingers digging deep grooves into his shoulders.
He grabs Jackson’s robe and spins him, bending his upper body over the railing. ” Harlan notices something glinting on the floor: Small and cylindrical, glossy with blood. The percussion grenade. He remembers what the master guard said: Nothing that’ll kill a man… unless you jam it up his ass. Harlan looks at the preacher’s sallow buttocks, the grenade, and back. Why the fuck not? ” Jackson hollers as his robe is lifted and a cold tube inserted up his bunghole. ” Harlan pulls the pin. It’s a delayed fuse: Jackson turns as Harlan releases him, fingers clutching at his backside.
By the time he let off, Billie’s tackle was like the Aztecs: Ancient-fucking-history. Billie had gone stiff by then, every muscle rigid, his crotch a confusion of tattered skin-flaps and tiny frayed tubes and jellied flesh and dark-red blood. “Like the guy on TV says,” Charlie said. ” He got a soldering gun good and hot and jammed it down Billie’s urethra. The kid bronco-bucked, his bound wrists snapping like spring saplings. Charlie crammed the gun in until the searing metal disappeared into Billie’s abdomen and left it jutting there.