Pestered by a persistent stammer, a Regency lord must find a way to woo his new mistress without words. He just hopes she can hear what’s in his heart.
Lord Tremayne has a problem. He stammers like a fool—at least that’s what he learned from his father’s constant criticism and punishing hand. Daniel now hides his troubles, limiting his speech and getting by with a few close friends. His well-fought privacy is all for naught when he goes looking for a new mistress and finds a delightful young woman who makes him, of all people, want to spout poetry. He thought he had a problem before? Avoiding meaningless dinner prattle is nothing compared to the challenge of winning the heart of his new lady lust.
Recently widowed and increasingly poor, Thea’s been reduced to sharing her rented room with rodents and arguing over every morsel (the mice usually win). When a friend suggests an alliance of the most intimate sort, Thea’s reluctantly intrigued. But given her lackluster marriage, she doubts her ability to entice an experienced man. The considerate, if quiet, Lord Tremayne attracts her mightily, so she sets aside her misgivings. That is, until Thea realizes she’s about to break the cardinal rule of mistressing—that of falling for her new protector.
37,000 words ~ Part 1 of 3 in the Mistress in the Making Trilogy.
Thea and Daniel
Daniel had a tough tough life and stammers and his father punished him for it. So he keeps a low profile and when he goes looking for a new mistress he finds Thea. Thea is widowed and is poor, her friend suggests becoming a mistress and she is intrigued and meets Daniel. There is an attraction there. This is the first book in the series and it was wonderful. The characters were believable and well written. Daniel and Thea both had pasts that had hardships and now he has to find away without words to win Thea.