“What To Do With A Duke” by Sally MacKenzie (Kensington)
“Shh.” Marcus put his fingers over Catherine’s lips. “You don’t want to be discovered, remember?”
What would happen if I put my mouth where my fingers are?
Need throbbed in him. He knew he shouldn’t do this, but he wanted it. Just a taste. That was all.
If only he were an ordinary man who could dream of a future with a wife and children.
“Didn’t you see how it is with my family? How crowded and noisy? I never have a moment to myself.” Catherine leaned into him, caught up in her need to persuade him.
She was persuading him, but not to the action she wished.
“I have too many moments to myself,” he said.
“Oh. But your situation is vastly different, Your Grace.”
“Marcus. Please, Catherine. Marcus.”
Her tongue peeked out to moisten her lips, and he was lost.
“M-Marcus,” she said.
And then he kissed her.
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