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message 1: by Susan (last edited Jul 30, 2018 09:57AM) (new)

Susan (shaydock) | 671 comments “What do ladies wear beneath their riding trousers?”

A breathless laugh escaped her. The gloves dropped to the floor. “I would

think an infamous rake would already know.”

“I was never infamous. In fact, I am fairly standard as far as rakes go.”

“The ones who deny it are the worst.” She strained as he began to kiss

along the side of her neck. Her skin was hot from exertion, a little salty,

and her scent was divinely carousing: horses, fresh winter air, roses. “I’m

sure you caused no end of mayhem in London, with all your drinking,

gambling carousing, chasing lightskirts…”

“Moderate drinking, “he said in a muffled voice.

“Very little gambling, I’ll admit to the carousing.”

“And the lightskirts?”

“None.” At her skeptical snort, Hero lifted his head.” None since I met

you.”

Heroine drew back, her perplexed gaze lifting to his.

“There haven’t been women since…”

“No. How could I take someone else to bed? In the morning I would wake

up still wanting you.” He moved closer, his large feet bracketing her small

ones. “You haven’t answered my question.”

She shrank from him until her head pressed the wood-planked wall. “You

know I can’t”

“Then I’ll have to find out for myself.” His arms slid around her, one hand

traveling beneath the hem of her riding jacket to the small of her back.

His fingertips drew across the ribbed surface of her riding corset, shorter

and lighter than the usual ones. Exploring beneath the waist of her

trousers, he encountered thin, silky fabric where he would have expected

linen or cotton. Fascinated, he used one hand to unfasten the row of

buttons at the front of her trousers, while the other eased into the

back. “Are these drawers? What they made of?”

She began to push at him, but remembering his injury, she stopped. Her

hands were suspended in midair as Hero pulled her hips against his.

Feeling how hard he was, Heroine drew in a quick breath.

“Someone will see, “she hissed.

He was far too occupied with her drawers to care. “Silk,” he said, his hand

wandering deeper inside the trousers.

“Yes, so they don’t bunch up beneath the…Oh, do stop…”

“The legs of the undergarment were hemmed so that they only covered

the tops of her thighs. AS Hero continued to explore, he discovered that

there was no split seam opening in her drawers. “They’re sewn shut.”

A nervous giggle broke through Heroine indignation as she saw his

genuinely perplexed expression. “One wouldn’t an opening there while

riding.”


message 2: by Alexandria (new)

Alexandria Jane | 7 comments I know it!!!!! :))))))


message 3: by Manda (new)

Manda Collins (manda_collins) | 1898 comments Mod
No clue.


message 4: by Dls (new)

Dls | 2081 comments Mod
No clue


message 5: by Susan (new)

Susan (susaninaz) | 1004 comments Sown shut? What crop is growing there?
Should be sewn shut, which any decent editor would catch. Not looking forward to books that frustrate me.


message 6: by Susan (new)

Susan (shaydock) | 671 comments Susan wrote: "Sown shut? What crop is growing there?
Should be sewn shut, which any decent editor would catch. Not looking forward to books that frustrate me."

That was my typo I beg your pardon


message 7: by Susan (new)

Susan (shaydock) | 671 comments I fixed my mistake, sorry


message 8: by Susan (new)

Susan (susaninaz) | 1004 comments Thank you, Susan. I was beginning to imagine all sorts of diseases growing in her unmentionables. I'm glad that you redeemed her. Now I wonder how she can smell like a rosy horse? I guess I'll just have to wait to find that out.


message 9: by Manda (new)

Manda Collins (manda_collins) | 1898 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "I fixed my mistake, sorry"

It's okay! ❤️


message 10: by Leigh-Ayn (new)

Leigh-Ayn | 1153 comments Susan wrote: "I fixed my mistake, sorry"

All good <3

But you have truly stumped me Susan!! But I am intrigued! I love any books that feature horses haha


message 11: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (nikanne) | 222 comments No idea! He sounds fun.


message 12: by Susan (new)

Susan (shaydock) | 671 comments A great read!

Lisa Kleypas - Cold Hearted Rake part of a series all good!


message 13: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Hill | 487 comments Looooove that book!


message 14: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (nikanne) | 222 comments I love that book and series too. I thought the first part was familiar but completely forgot about the silk drawers!


message 15: by Susan (new)

Susan (shaydock) | 671 comments Geez Cold Hearted Rake dropped the last word


message 16: by Manda (new)

Manda Collins (manda_collins) | 1898 comments Mod
I read it but I sure didn't remember! Great stumper, Susan.


message 17: by Lorien (new)

Lorien | 5 comments I did the audio version, so it seemed familiar, but I couldn't place it at all.


message 18: by Leigh-Ayn (new)

Leigh-Ayn | 1153 comments WOW! I've read it and loved it too and did not pick it! well played Susan...well played!!!


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