Loretta Chase Quotes
But I liked you from the moment I first heard your voice, he said, when I had no idea what you looked like. I thought it delicious, the way you bargained for me, as though I were an old rug. Then I loved the way you looked at me. Then I loved the way you ordered me about. I loved your patient and impatient ways of explaining things to me. I love the sound of your voice and the way you move. I love your courage and your kindness and your generosity and your obstinacy and your passion. He paused. You’re the genius. What do you think that means?
Just listen, she said. You can’t kill him in cold blood. Whyever not? Ye gods grant me patience. Because he’ll be dead, she said as patiently as she could, and Lady Clara’s reputation will be stained forever. Do not, I pray you, do anything, Lord Longmore. Leave this to us. Us. My sisters and me. What do you propose? Dressing him to death? Tying him up and making him listen to fashion descriptions?
Life had a way of wrecking her careful plans, again and again. Roulette was more predictable than life. Small wonder she was so lucky at it.Life was not a wheel going round and round. It never, ever returned to the same place. It didn’t stick to simple red and black and a certain array of numbers. It laughed at logic.Beneath its pretty overdress of man-imposed order, life was anarchy.
He had relieved whores beyond counting of frocks, stays, chemises, garters, and stockings. He had never before in his life unbuttoned a gently bred maiden’s glove. He’d committed salacious acts beyond number. He’d never before felt so depraved as he did now, as the last pearl came free and he drew the soft kid down, baring her wrist, and his dark fingers grazed the delicate skin he’d exposed.