Isabel Beckinhall, Baroness Beckinhall

Flirtatious and witty, Lady Beckinhall is the newest addition to the Ladies’ Syndicate for the Benefit of the Home for Unfortunate Infants and Foundling Children.

Hero of Thief of Shadows.

Also appears in Scandalous Desires, Lord of Darkness, Duke of Midnight, Dearest Rogue, and Sweetest Scoundrel

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Winter found himself bowing to Lady Beckinhall. He straightened and thought he caught a gleam of amusement in her eyes.

“How kind of you to volunteer to show me the home,” Lady Beckinhall said. “I vow the prospect of inspecting children’s beds fills me with wonder.”

“Does it indeed, ma’am?” Winter replied woodenly. He turned on his heel and strode to the stairs, starting up them. His worry for Silence—both her person and the harm she might do the home—was ever constant and now he must pander to this woman.

There was a pattering and a breathless voice behind him. “My! Will this be the five minute tour?”

Winter stopped and turned.

Lady Beckinhall stood, panting a bit, three stairs below him. From his higher vantage point he had an intimate view down her bodice. Her plump breasts were mounded softly, the cleft between them shadowy, mysterious, and far too alluring.

He looked away. “Pardon, my lady. I did not mean to make you run after me.”

“No, of course you didn’t,” she replied.

He glanced at her swiftly. The lady’s blue eyes were watching him mockingly.

–from Scandalous Desires