By Lorraine Heath
London's so much infamous rogue—decadent, wicked, forbidden
the women of the ton won't cease whispering approximately deliciously depraved Jack Dodger—once a thieving road urchin, now the rich proprietor of London's such a lot particular gentleman's membership. There's no excitement he hasn't loved, no debauchery the good-looking scoundrel won't supply for the lords who flock to his residence of carnal intrigue.
London's so much virtuous lady—honorable, uncorrupted, and all too human
Olivia, Duchess of Lovingdon, could by no means go along with any such rogue. So while Jack is termed sole inheritor to the duke's own possessions, the gorgeous, well-bred girl is outraged. Now, Olivia is pressured to percentage her cherished domestic with this despicable guy.
stuck among the satan and wish
yet Olivia's icy disdain is not any fit for Jack's risky attraction. His contact awakens wish. His kiss calls for quit. she's going to fight to bar Jack from her center . . . yet her physique, coveting divine unencumber, won't permit her bar him from her mattress.
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7). 6). 2). 5). Finally, this analysis cannot account for the clear similarities between ORGH and DP-PIC (see section 2). As a consequence, in the following section we will develop an alternative analysis. $ QHZ SURSRVDO ORGH DV D '3LQWHUQDO SUHGLFDWH LQYHUVLRQ FRQVWUXFWLRQ In agreement with the vast bulk of empirical evidence presented in sections 2 and 3, we assume an analysis of ORGH that is different from that of ORTXH (against Gutiérrez-Rexach 1999) and is capable of accouting for the systematic set of properties ORGH shares with DP-PIC.
Between the Devil and Desire by Lorraine Heath