By Julia Quinn
Nora Roberts calls Julia Quinn’s novels, “Delightful.” the number one New York occasions bestselling writer of the impossible to resist Bridgerton relations, Quinn bargains historic romance readers new delights with A evening Like This—the moment publication (following the outstanding Just Like Heaven) to add the affairs, romantic and melodic, of the endearing, if painfully untalented, Smythe-Smith musicians. On A evening Like This in Regency England, whatever can ensue, specially whilst a gorgeous pianist sitting in on the annual Smythe-Smith musicale catches the attention of a haunted, hunted guy in determined desire of redemption. there's easily no writer within the realm of historic romance fiction warmer than the outstanding Julia Quinn—and somebody who has ever been swept away via the affection tales of Amanda speedy, Lisa Kleypas, or Jill Barnett will cherish A evening Like This.
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The following is only speculation: I believe Cranston was frightened. For the first time since I’d known him. For perhaps the first time in his life. Terribly frightened. The guards administered dart-gun sedation and removed Cranston to the infirmary. I requested a moment alone in the cell and approached the commode. What I saw astounds me to this day. It was a body. A tiny infant body, dead of drowning. Not a normal infant. natural. Its limbs were long and ropy and somehow primitive. The face had none of the charming cherubic qualities of a healthy baby: Instead it was flat and wizened; it seemed so atrociously old; the body of a newborn with the face of an ancient, and deformed in so many disturbing ways besides.
He is fifty but looks much older. His body has been ravaged by the sleepless nights and constant fear, the mind-numbing violence and repetitive selfmutilation. He is not the same man who worked the high steel, the same animal who murdered willowy faggots in seedy motel rooms. That man—his vigor, his rage, his savagery—is dead. All that remains is a dead soul in a sagging casement struggling through another day. ” Charlie’s starvation-wracked body hasn’t produced anything more substantial than a walnut-sized turd in years.
The metal bar now materializes from behind Harlan’s back, slices through the air in a hard downward orbit, embedding itself in Lester’s head. A sound like a shellacked egg cracking as cold iron buries into twitching gray-matter. Lester’s mouths falls open and a Vesuvius-like torrent of blood gouts around the railing’s curved side. His eyes blink, rapidly. He topples forward, bare feet rat-a-tat-tatting on the concrete. “Hey,” Harlan slaps Edward’s stubbled cheek. ” After years in the Coliseum, Edward has learned to sleep with one eye open.
A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet, Book 2) by Julia Quinn