By Stephanie Laurens
What may you do for those who have been kissed by way of the main good-looking stranger you would ever noticeable? And what if that guy was once a Cynster?
Every woman -- even convent-educated ones -- goals of forbidden kisses. So while a guy actually falls at Helena's ft as she's strolling throughout the courtyard one moonlit Christmas Eve, the beautiful, younger comtesse d'Lisle is aware he is as much as no strong. he is truly a piece dangerous... and clearly stuck in the course of a clandestine rendezvous. Why else might he have risked his neck and jumped out of a window into the snow?
It's fallacious, it really is outlandish . . . and it is the so much totally romantic gesture she's ever visible. So while the great sisters rush up, difficult to grasp ifshe has visible a guy at the grounds, Helena ignores the years of strict upbringing that insist she show his presence.
To lie will be a sin, yet 'no you can be stable forever.
As a gift for her silence, the stranger takes her in his fingers and enticingly, unforgettably kisses her -- after which departs, leaving a lingering if unstated promise of all that would be, may still destiny decree that they meet back. even if Helena does not are aware of it, her wild Englishman is Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives, a nobleman who will turn out to be her destiny.
Seven years later, Helena has been remodeled from a fine looking schoolgirl to an aristocratic good looks. Her gleaming wit has made her wanted through London's hostesses; her massive dowry has made profitable her hand the purpose of many a gentleman . . . yet she is deadeningly conscious of how uninteresting such a lot of ofthese gents are.
Her manipulative mother or father has without warning allowed her to discover a husband of her personal opting for, and he or she has no goal of marrying any guy who attempts to tame her. There has to be somebody ideal for her... a person who can dwell as much as the promise ofthat long-ago kiss.
Then, at a ball, destiny moves. once more, it's the Christmas season, and around the crowded room Helena stands transfixed . . . for there's the guy whose kiss she hasn't ever forgotten, the guy of her reminiscence whom no different has ever been in a position to supplant. Her wild, mysterious Englishman, Sebastian Cynster, Duke of St. Ives.
One glance, and he is made up our minds to reclaim her....
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Your pardon, Your Grace, but I believe it is time we left. ” Gaston bobbed like a jack-in-the-box. ” Amusement lurked in the blue eyes as they returned to Helena’s face. She ignored it and curtsied. ” She hesitated, then inclined her head. ” He raised her hand; his eyes on hers, he brushed his lips across her knuckles. Releasing her smoothly, he inclined his head. ” He and Marjorie were so exercised over her meeting St. Ives at all—at his requesting an introduction—that they also failed to notice her abstraction.
Spending so much time with her was fraying his reins, raising The Promise in a Kiss / 43 expectations yet leaving them unfulfilled. Only his supreme dislike of conducting his affairs in the full glare of the ton’s attention held him back from pursuing her overtly. The news he was to wed would cause a sensation, but if he waited just a few weeks more until Christmas drew close and the ton quit the capital, then the necessary formalities of his offer and her acceptance could be played out in private.
He had never been one to fashion rods for his own back. Helena would not get another chance to consider Were, not if he could help it. They were leaving a group of ladies who’d waylaid them when George emerged from the throng. One glance at his brother’s face was enough to tell him Martin had opened his lips to one person at least. George’s delight was unfeigned; he beamed at Helena and didn’t wait for an introduction. ” He bowed extravagantly over the hand she extended. ” The light in his eye declared that no lie.
The Promise in a Kiss: A Cynster Christmas Novel by Stephanie Laurens