Hey all, today on the blog we have author Grace Burrowes and her new book, Tremaine's True Love. If you're a big historical romance fan (like me) than you'll just love this one. ^_^
Tremaine’s True Love
Author: Grace Burrowes
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance
He's had everything he could ever want...until now
Wealthy wool magnate Tremaine St. Michael is half French, half Scottish, and all business. He prowls the world in search of more profits, rarely settling in one place for long. When he meets practical, reserved Lady Nita Haddonfield, he sees an opportunity to mix business with pleasure by making the lady his own.
Nita Haddonfield has a meaningful life tending to others, though nobody is dedicated to caring for Nita. She insists the limitations of marriage aren't for her, then Tremaine St. Michael arrives-protective, passionate, and very, very determined to win Nita's heart.
Tremaine St. Michael and Lady Haddonfield Nita have returned from a call on a new mother, and Tremaine has suggested that Nita’s family is matchmaking by allowing him so much time in her company…
Nita undid the last of Mr. St. Michael’s coat buttons and pushed the heavy garment from his shoulders. She hung it on a hook, and found her own cloak whisked from her shoulders.
“I tell you things I ought to keep to myself,” he said, another shortcoming apparently. “I abet your insubordination of the earl’s very reasonable dictates, I consult you on matters a gently bred lady ought not to hear of.”
Mr. St. Michael’s tone was gruff and Scottish—gruffness was very much in his nature—and yet Nita suspected he was more bewildered than annoyed. She was bewildered too, also damned if she’d fail to seize an opportunity, no matter how unlikely.
“The earl knows better than to have dictates around his family,” Nita said, remaining right where she was, before a man soon to depart for damned Germany.
“You’re also magnificent,” Mr. St. Michael said, remaining right where he was, in a gloomy back hallway surrounded by cloaks and boots and two hanging hams.
The last of Nita’s common sense evaporated at that accusation, for Mr. St. Michael was magnificent, in his patience with Addy’s children, his impatience with Dr. Horton’s quackery, his disdain for Edward Nash’s poor stewardship.
Nita wrapped her arms around Tremaine and kissed him full on the mouth. He remained unmoving, as if his brain hadn’t quite heard what his lips were telling it, and then his arms settled around her, and his entire posture shifted.
He enveloped Nita, in warmth and strength, in maleness, and in his embrace. A hint of cinnamon biscuit flavored his kiss, and a hint of tenderness. He cherished, he tasted, he invited.
While Nita accepted. No winter apparel came between them, no misconceptions, no immediately impending departures. Mr. St. Michael knew Nita for who and what she was—of age, no prior obligations, and all that—and he was honest about himself.
Shrewd, capable, literate—and endlessly kind.
The kindness attracted Nita as broad shoulders, poetry, wealth and even bold, tender kisses could not. Tremaine St. Michael understood her. Nita felt that understanding in his palm cradling the back of her head and his fingers tracing the angle of her jaw.
She wanted to know more than his kisses, though, wanted to know the planes and geometry of his muscled chest, the turn of his flanks, the exact texture of—
His tongue traced her lips, as delicately as a warm breeze, then again. Nita returned the overture, and the kiss went skittering off into an entire assembly of dances and flirtations Nita had had no idea could transpire between a man and a woman.
When Mr. St. Michael lifted his mouth from hers, Nita’s back was to the wall, amid her sister’s everyday cloaks, as one of the hams swung gently, as if somebody might have bumped it with a shoulder.
“You started it,” Mr. St. Michael said, kissing her brow. “I’ll not apologize.”
“You ended it.” Nita kissed his cheek. “Apologize for that.”
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes' bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's Indiscretion. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.
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