She knows the unflattering reasons behind her numerous proposals; can she ever accept that a man would want to marry her just for herself? A woman with a past, Lady Haywood is a scandalous distraction that no honorable gentleman can ignore. Especially one who's just been told that his very happy life is changing irrevocably for the boring. But even if a scandalous distraction is what George Sinclair wants, what he needs is a wife.
A virgin wife. A scandal-less wife.
Many years ago, George St. Clair loved and lost - his heart, his faith, his future. Now, he is content to watch not-so-silently as life happens to his friends, secure in the knowledge that no woman could tempt him again. Absolutely certain that no woman is worth the risk. Confident that he is protected from the pain.
Yeah, that never happened. With five sisters married she knows the reality does not live up to the promise, and does not need to personally experiment with the state to know she would be ill-suited to it. Thou shalt not worship any graven images.
A few might say that Olivia worshiped her Dutch-made telescope. For science, of course. This was, after all, a scientific emergency. She was not going to die an old maid. Olivia looked back at the altar. Her beautiful sister in her lace-trimmed ivory satin wedding gown beamed at her new husband, who looked down at her with obvious love and a little bit of panic.
Olivia would never have that.
She would never fall in love. Never have someone to depend on— only herself. She nodded. So be it. If she could not have everything, she would have something. If she could not have love, she would have lust. She would find someone to teach her desire. Nathaniel Jenkins had never wanted to dunk himself in the punch bowl and drown himself more than he did at that moment.
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The young lady before him was slowly turning his brain to mush and he was afraid it would start dribbling out his ears at any moment. Three on the bodice and three on the hem. He took a small sip and sighed again. What he really needed was a mother who left him alone.
She looked like she would fly away in a stiff breeze but Nathaniel nodded. Her next dance partner came to relieve him and Nathaniel downed the rest of his punch in relief. He had done his duty, now he might be able to make his escape. His mother slipped up beside him. You were quite rude, you hardly said a word to Miss Mayes. Can you not try to like these girls? You need a wife, Nathaniel.
You are the head of this family now and you need an heir. I do not understand how you can be so thick-headed about this. He knew his duty. Marry a young girl from a respectable family and father an heir. But he could not find it in himself to marry any of these empty-headed, brightly-colored chatterboxes.
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They looked like they should still be in the nursery. As for bedding one? With five sisters married she knows the reality does not live up to the promise, and does not need to personally experiment with the state to know she would be ill-suited to it. However, she finds herself envious of at least one aspect of marriage. But to experience the physical side of marriage, one doesn't need a husband, all one needs is the right man Nathaniel Jenkins knows his duty.