Andrew Rossiter has used his gorgeous body and angelic face for all they’re worth—shocking the proper, seducing the willing, and pleasuring the wealthy. But with a tiny son depending on him for rescue, suddenly discretion is far more important than desire. He’ll have to bury his past and quench his desires—fast. And he’ll have to find somewhere his deliciously filthy reputation hasn’t yet reached…
Miss Gemma Peartree seems like a plain, virginal governess—or so she hopes. True, she has a sharp wit and sharper tongue, but handsome Mr. Ross wouldn’t notice Gemma herself. Or so she hopes. No matter how many sparks fly between them, she has too much to hide to catch his eye. But with the storms of a Scottish winter driving them together, it will be hard to keep her secrets. Keeping her hands to herself might prove entirely impossible…
Master of Sin releases today! Some of you might remember the exclusive excerpt that was up on a Teaser Tuesday last month. MOS features damaged hero Andrew Rossiter and Gemma Peartree, a determined governess who teaches him that he is worthy of love. She’s a big believer in Fate, for why else would she wind up on an isolated Scottish island in the Outer Hebrides with such a man if not to change both their lives?
If you read Mistress by Marriage, you’ve already met Andrew—beautiful, corrupt, yet with his own kind of honor. He has no expectations of ever being truly happy. Being normal. His life’s goal thus far has been to make others satisfied, and if he experiences a moment or two of pleasure himself, all the better. But his world is upended by an assassin and the need to rescue his toddler son from certain death.
Amoral Andrew is no one’s idea of a father. And to make matters worse, the boy speaks only Italian. No matter how well-meaning Andrew is, he cannot even communicate with his own child. He needs an Italian-speaking governess, and Gemma, the daughter of an Italian courtesan, fits the bill.
Both Gemma and Andrew have made mistakes and lived to regret them. But here’s what Andrew thinks in the very last chapter:
Normal. His heart stuttered, corrected and resumed its steady tick. “I’m not a normal man, Gemma.”
“No,” she said, “you’re not. You’re so much better.”
Andrew shut his eyes. He knew nearly perfect happiness at this moment, in bed with his wife, his newest child, Marc dozing next to him. He’d never trade one misstep of his past if it meant being robbed of this present. Present in terms of time, present in terms of the gifts that had been bestowed upon him. He’d been bent and hammered, torn and mended. With Gemma beside him, he’d been given another life. In this new incarnation, anything at all was possible.
Sigh. Andrew definitely deserves his HEA after all I put him through. :)
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