By Julia Quinn
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He tore his mouth away from hers, breathing harshly as he fought for self-control. Sardonically he reflected that with all his experience, he had never been so unraveled by a mere kiss ... one from a virgin, at that. Struggling to her feet, Lydia tugged at her gown and straightened her skirts, while the night air made her shiver. After a long time, she spoke with her face averted. "That was quite instructive, Linley," she managed to say breathlessly. " And she left him with impetuous strides, as if she could barely keep from breaking into a run.
Where's My Hero? Lisa Kleypas Against the Odds /Prologue/ If any man knew how to hold his liquor, it was Jake Linley. and it was a good thing, too, otherwise he'd be staggering drunk at the moment. Unfortunately, no matter how much he drank this evening, it was not going to numb the bitter awareness of what he could never have. Jake was tired, and hot, his caustic resentment seeming to rise with each moment he spent in the luxurious, crowded cavern of a ballroom. Separating himself from a group of friends, he wandered to a gallery that bordered the room, glancing at the sky that loomed dark and cool beyond a row of glittering windows.
I had no idea you were going to appear. And I don't care whether you marry the earl or not. " Dropping the pencil to the table, Lydia turned in the chair to face him. Her indignation boiled over as she replied, "Apparently you gave it with great enthusiasm. " "I didn't make derogatory remarks about you. " Linley closed his mouth abruptly. " Lydia prompted, clenching her fist against the scarred surface of the table. As his gaze searched hers, the silence turned to thick and intimate that Lydia could hardly Dreathe.
A Tale of Two Sisters by Julia Quinn