By Sylvia Day
By no means combine company with excitement. by no means carry politics into the bed room. In a manner I did either while I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can't say I wasn't warned.
Two years later, he used to be again. strolling right into a deal I'd labored difficult to shut. below the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of many sharpest businesswomen in manhattan, I had picked up something or for the reason that Jax walked away. I wasn't the woman he as soon as knew, yet he hadn't replaced. in contrast to the final time we'd drifted into every one other's lives, I knew precisely what i used to be dealing with... and the way addictive his contact may perhaps be.
The internal circle of glamour, intercourse, and privilege used to be Jax's playground--but this time, I knew the principles of the sport. within the cutthroat enterprise international, one adage principles all: maintain your enemies shut and your ex-lovers closer...
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I take it my son is no longer a virgin," Aidan snapped. Riain became scarlet with embarrassment. He looked down at the toes of his boots. Gunter lifted his chin and squared his shoulders. "You have my most heartfelt apology, Your Majesty. I am mortally ashamed of what has transpired and I have taken steps to see Suzanna is appropriately punished for what she did to young Riain. I cannot ask you to forgive her, but I do ask for compassion. She was sorely taken with your son, else she would have never used such underhanded tactics to…" He waved his hands helplessly.
But here was the Northwinds’ Prince Regent begging for the life of a mere servant? Even given that servant was a knight and Master-at-Arms, such behavior was not in keeping with the way Riain had been led to think of these people of the Four Zones. Yet, his father’s own man, Sir Duncan Brell, Briarcliff Keep’s Master-at-Arms, was much beloved of the Cree clan. So beloved, in fact, Riain suspected his father would give his life for the man if the need arose. " Gunter nodded eagerly. "We were suckled at the same teat, Milord—" When Riain blushed, the prince was quick to amend his remark.
He held Riain’s worried look for a few counts, then swung his attention back to Gunter. " A muscle bunched in his lean cheek. " Gunter ran a finger along the collar of his tunic. His voice was a mere whisper. " Duncan nodded. Had there been any doubt? Had not Christy warned them the woman was up to something? Had they not nearly capsized the Banshee in their headlong rush to the Northlands to prevent an "unfortunate incident"? "I take it my son is no longer a virgin," Aidan snapped. Riain became scarlet with embarrassment.