With This Kiss
- Sales Rank:43,826
- Format:Kindle eBook
- Language:English (Published)
- Media:Kindle Edition
- Publication Date:June 30, 2010
With This Kiss — A Romantic Times ‘Top Pick’!
“Ms. Lynne weaves her magic to bring the reader a bit of poignancy along with a sexually charged romance in this very satisfying historical romantic suspense. Find a place for this one on your special shelf.” —Romantic Times
Nominated for Romantic Times “Best Historical Romance”
“A smoldering Victorian era romance.” —Booklist
“The unexpected twists in Ms. Lynne’s newest historical entertain and satisfy.”
All eyes feasted on the beautiful flame-haired gambler in London’s most infamous club. But Julia Prentisse was interested only in the rake-turned-recluse whom they now called “The Beast.” She lured him out of the crowded gaming hell to a deserted warehouse, where she made her scandalous offer: If he married her and protected her from her uncle, she would help him capture the arsonist who had ruined his life.
An act of heroism had left Morgan St.James burned, scarred for life, but Julia’s bold gaze lit other fires he had long suppressed. And now this glorious stranger was his bride. But when he tried to claim his husbandly rights, she demanded three months grace—three months to know a stranger’s mind, to touch a stranger’s soul, to go where no woman had ever gone before. Into his heart…
An Interview with Victoria Lynne:
Tell us about Morgan St. James. What motivates him?
Although the events of his past paint Morgan as a brooding outcast, that’s not really a role he shoulders easily. He’s hard and cynical enough to play the part, but that’s not truly who he is. Scarred physically and emotionally, he withdraws into his sheltered estate, away from the busy whirl of London society. Julia slowly draws him out of his shell. Although he resists her at first, he slowly comes to recognize the light she breathes into his dark world.
Julia Prentisse sounds like a bold little spit-fire ~ what motivates her toward Morgan? Why Morgan?
Actually, Julia fell for Morgan the moment she saw him at her coming-out ball in London. (Unfortunately, the attraction wasn’t mutual. He doesn’t remember ever meeting her!) In any event, when Julia realizes she and Morgan can help each other put their lives back on course, she wastes no time contacting ‘The Beast’ with her outrageous proposal.
Please share anything about this story you’d like ~ maybe a difficult scene or character. Someone or something not cooperating…
A pivotal part of the plot is the hunt for the arsonist who is setting London ablaze. It was difficult to get into his skin without making the story too dark. It was important to me that the arsonist be a human character, not just a stereotypical evil villain. I hope I’ve succeeded!
Do you have anything you would like to say to readers?
Yes: Thank you! I am always thinking of readers whenever I sit down to write. I want them to enjoy reading my work as much as I love writing it. And I always love to hear from them- feel free to ‘like’ me on Facebook or contact me through email!
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