Widow Clara Blackstone, is a faithful woman who has mourned her philandering husband for the last six months. Sheltered from pity and whispering tongues at a friend's country estate, Clara awaits the birth of her first child with mounting confusion. Despite the tiny life growing inside her, she dreams of passion in her friend’s arms. And the erotic fantasies grow more compelling every day.
When Reginald Moore's wife died in the arms of her lover, Clara's husband, he whisked pregnant Clara away from false friends to protect her from the strain of the scandal. After six months of mourning, Reggie is done thinking of his faithless wife and, despite his originally noble intentions, he longs to have Clara in his bed—unborn child and all. Are his skills of persuasion enough to convince Clara to choose a new life with the one who stood by her, no matter how improper it might seem?
Author's note: this story contains a red-hot romance between two wicked mourners around one rather large baby bump.
A sizzling regency romance short story.