This week’s theme for My Sexy Saturday is You’re So Sexy. “You know those characters. The ones you want to just eat up because their sexiness jumps off the page at you.”
Last week I featured a snippet from my historical romance, Rogue’s Hostage with Jacques lusting after Mara who has no idea how sexy he finds her. This week, we see him try to tempt the respectable widow.
He stepped closer, looking at her intently. “Then what did you think, madame? That I was mad with desire for you?”
She looked away, too embarrassed to meet his gaze.
“Well, you were right, chérie.”
“Don’t call me that,” she cried.
He pulled her into his embrace. His eyes were darkened with desire, his voice a velvet murmur in her ear. “What shall I call you, Mara? Ma belle petite?”
She pushed against his chest. “Stop it. I am a respectable widow, not one of your Paris courtesans.”
“I know you are virtuous, but tell me, do you never tire of being good?” He nibbled on her earlobe, and then trailed a path of kisses down her neck to the edge of her bodice.
In 1758 the Pennsylvania frontier is wild, primitive and dangerous, where safety often lies at the end of a gun. Mara Dupré’s life crumbles when a French and Indian war party attacks her cabin, kills her husband, and takes her captive. Marching through the wilderness strengthens her resolve to flee, but she doesn’t count on her captor teaching her the meaning of courage and the tempting call of desire.
French lieutenant Jacques Corbeau’s desire for his captive threatens what little honor he has left. But when Mara desperately offers herself to him in exchange for her freedom, he finds the strength to refuse and reclaims his lost self-respect. As the shadows of his past catch up to him, Jacques realizes that Mara, despite the odds, is the one true key to reclaiming his soul and banishing his past misdeeds forever.
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Linda / Lyndi
A very sexy excerpt! 🙂
Thanks, Jessica. Enjoyed reading yours, too.