By Charles, K J
Between his eccentric even though strictly principled staff of associates, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom everybody relies for recommendation, ethical rectitude, and discreet suggestions. but while Richard has an issue, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unheard of genius—and the item of Richard’s private wants. If there's one rule a gentleman needs to stick with, it's by no means to dally with servants. but if David is shut sufficient to the touch, the foundations of sophistication collide with the basest kind of animal intuition: overpowering lust.
For David Cyprian, housebreaking and blackmail are as a lot in a day’s paintings as bootblacking—anything for the guy he’s dedicated to. however the something he wishes for himself is the single factor Richard refuses to offer: his center. With the stress among them becoming insufferable, David’s likely incorruptible grasp has left him no selection. placing his finely honed talents of seduction and manipulation to stable use, he'll persuade Richard to omit all approximately his well-meaning objections and provides in to candy, sinful temptation.
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Cyprian—I—” Footsteps echoed in the hall outside. They both snatched their hands away at the firm knock at the door and were standing in separate silence as Mr. Norreys entered with the radical gaolbird Mason. David listened to the subsequent argument with about a third of his mind, sorting the details into advantageous, usable, disastrous, while the important thoughts pounded through him. You want me. You know I know it. What will we do? What did that change? Mason was, it seemed, rather more involved in the conspiracy than Mr.
David listened to the subsequent argument with about a third of his mind, sorting the details into advantageous, usable, disastrous, while the important thoughts pounded through him. You want me. You know I know it. What will we do? What did that change? Mason was, it seemed, rather more involved in the conspiracy than Mr. Frey had let on. David mentally consigned the pair of them to perdition as he watched his master’s control slip. He could feel Lord Richard’s fear for his friend, though it was well hidden behind his anger at Mason and the whole damned stupid business.
He didn’t need to see to go about his work, in any case; he could have cared for Lord Richard’s clothes in the dark and identified each coat by touch. He smoothed out the heavy cloth carefully, lovingly, taking his time. “More to the point,” Lord Richard added, “I met Peter Arlett, and he says that cursed awkward business of his is resolved. Thank you. ” Mr. Arlett, a lawyer and one of the Ricardians, had been careless in his cups and revealed a client’s secrets to a Grub Street scandalmonger. David had tracked down the fellow and persuaded him that it would be in his interests to forget what he’d heard.