The Notorious Scoundrel (The Hawkins Brothers, Book 2)

By Alexandra Benedict

A wealthy and sensuous tale that consists of the reader from the darkish and hazardous underworld to the glowing halls of society, The infamous Scoundrel is one other hot and edgy learn from the terribly gifted Alexandra Benedict. the second one booklet in her Hawkins Brothers sequence that includes a relations of former pirates navigating their means via London society, The infamous Scoundrel is a unique akin to the early works of Stephanie Laurens—a story brimming with sensuality and intrigue, that includes a darkly mysterious hero and pink sizzling love scenes, that lovers of Suzanne Enoch and Cathy Maxwell will completely adore.

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She waited for him to assert whatever extra, to guarantee her she used to be secure on the residence, maybe even inquire if she wanted something. it'd be the gentlemanly factor to do, she presumed. yet he remained silent. Her middle throbbed on the stretching quiet, and she or he sighed—loudly—in a bid to draw the man’s awareness, yet he remained devoted to the duty handy: escorting her to her transitority accommodations. on the finish of the lengthy tunnel was once a collection of double doorways, the wooden engraved in a beautiful jungle motif. She thrummed her palms in appreciation around the well-crafted aid as Edmund got rid of a candle from the wall sconce. “Where’s your room? ” she puzzled. He lifted a forehead, eyes smoldering within the misty candlelight. “In case i would like your assistance,” she was once fast to give an explanation for. He nodded towards the 3rd door on the finish of the tunnel. “I should still provide you with a warning, even though, i admire to sleep within the nude. ” He checked out her pointedly. “Knock first. ” He ushered her contained in the darkened bedchamber as she twisted her lips and frowned…and but her middle thumped with power on the considered him bare in his mattress. Amy disregarded the titillating mirrored image from her brain and tested her sensuous atmosphere. It used to be a wide bedchamber. The mattress itself used to be huge, immense, with a six-foot-high headboard that dwarfed the remainder of the based furniture. the straightforward mattress linens, pristine white, complemented the lavish woodwork in a subdued demeanour. She’d expected an adorned coverlet stitched with gleaming gold thread, however the undeniable and minimum layout of the bedding was once surprisingly comforting—unlike its former occupant. She without warning glowered on the mattress, dropped onto her knees, and peered below the looming constitution. The low mild flickered around the glossed floor as boots treaded towards her, pausing at her head. “What are you doing, Amy? ” She peered into the darkish nooks. “Looking for Sophia. ” He stated with a degree of leisure, “We retain her caged in William’s room. ” “Good. ” She scrambled to her toes, smoothing her skirts, her hair—and stilled once she sensed the man’s knuckles skim her cheek. He murmured, “You don’t have to worry snakes or mad queens or attackers the following. ” His intimate contact warmed her blood, locked her breath in her lungs. At size, he stepped clear of her, ensconced the tallow candlestick right into a glass orb earlier than he made his far more than to the hearth, getting ready a flame with the kindling and candlelight. Slowly she published her breath. “What approximately scoundrels? ” Guardedly she sat down at the fringe of the mattress, as though it is going to swallow her the way in which James’s darkish eyes had swallowed her, and watched Edmund’s hunched determine. “Now scoundrels you need to fear…fortunately, there are not any scoundrels inside of those partitions. ” She humphed. because the stillness stretched among them, she wrung her hands in her lap. She waited for him to examine her back, yet he appeared engrossed through the fireplace, blowing into the delicate flames, so she tapped her foot in fast strokes, liberating the stress that had welled within her.

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