A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant

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In Cecilia Grant’s emotionally rich and deeply passionate Regency romance debut, a deal with a rumored rogue turns a proper young woman into . . . A Lady Awakened.

Newly widowed and desperate to protect her estate and beloved servants from her malevolent brother-in-law, Martha Russell conceives a daring plan. Or rather, a daring plan to conceive. After all, if she has an heir on the way, her future will be secured. Forsaking all she knows of propriety, Martha approaches her neighbor, a London exile with a wicked reputation, and offers a strictly business proposition: a month of illicit interludes . . . for a fee.

Theophilus Mirkwood ought to be insulted. Should be appalled. But how can he resist this siren in widow’s weeds, whose offer is simply too outrageously tempting to decline? Determined she’ll get her money’s worth, Theo endeavors to awaken this shamefully neglected beauty to the pleasures of the flesh—only to find her dead set against taking any enjoyment in the scandalous bargain. Surely she can’t resist him forever. But could a lady’s sweet surrender open their hearts to the most unexpected arrival of all . . . love?

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About Cecilia Grant

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Cecilia Grant always knew she'd do something with that English degree. After waiting tables, composing software help files, and answering the carpool-lane-violators hotline, she's delighted to be writing fiction. Grant makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her fellow-writer husband, two bookish children, and unliterary cat and dog.
Published December 27, 2011 by Bantam. 370 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Grant’s debut Regency romance is sensitive and sensual. Determined to protect her estate and tenants from her nefarious brother-in-law, widow Martha Russell must produce an heir soon enough to claim h

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When Theo and Martha finally truly come together in bed, afterwards, lying in Martha’s arms, Theo is “a gimcrack shell of a man, dumb elation rattling about where his lungs and liver ought to be.” When the two are unable to arrive upon a shared vision of their future, Theo sees their state as one...

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