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Today, we have an excerpt from ASSASSIN’S TOUCH by Laurie London.
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â€œYouâ€™d pick sleeping on a cold stone floor to this?â€ Rickert asked, the criss-crossed swords on his back clanking as he spread his arms wide. â€œItâ€™s the finest Vengold silk. And the bed is stuffed with river goose down. The best.â€
It did look soft, and Neyla was veryâ€” No. She would not let herself be charmed like this. â€œI will not let you suck me into a game with you.â€
She stood there with as much dignity as she could muster. If a suit could make a man, being naked under an oversized tunic and wearing big clunky boots definitely did not make a woman. At least, not a confident one. Maybe if she were wearing army fatigues or even jeans and a T-shirt, she wouldnâ€™t be feeling so unsettled. But all she had of herself on this side of the portal was her wits. And right now, they felt pretty thin.
â€œThis is no game,â€ he countered. â€œStop being so stubborn. In the brig, youâ€™d get maybe one pan of waterâ€”cold waterâ€”every few days in which to wash up. Despite your current appearance, you do seem to value good hygiene.â€
She stifled a laugh. Yeah, I suppose thatâ€™s true.
His gaze roamed up and down her body. She willed herself to stand taller.
â€œAnd depending on whether or not there are other prisoners in the pits, the wash water may be shared among several of you.â€
She swallowed nervously. Other prisoners? To hell with sharing bath water. Would they be sharing her? Her resolve was quickly fading.
â€œYouâ€™d honestly prefer that to this?â€ he asked mockingly. â€œI can have the house maids bring in warm water and scented oils for a bath.â€ He removed the cork from one of the tiny bottles on his dressing table and held it to his nose. â€œHeatherwood is my personal favorite, but there are others you may enjoy more. I can ask Tierneyâ€™s daughters for their suggestions.â€
God, how her muscles ached. A warm bath would be heavenly. Sheâ€™d sink up to her neck in lightly scented water, close her eyes and wash away theâ€”
Wait. He wanted her to use his favorite scent? She was suddenly reminded of a former customer whoâ€™d tried on a medieval costume sheâ€™d made for him. Heâ€™d burst from the dressing room and exclaimed, â€œBathe her and bring her to me.â€ His girlfriend and the other couple with them had erupted in laughter. It was funny at the time, but there was nothing funny about Rickertâ€™s implication of the very same thing.
â€œI will not share a bed with you. Or service you.â€
â€œYou know? Sex. Like your stallion servicing the mares at the Guthrie farm in exchange for room and board.â€
One corner of his mouth twitched and a devilish gleam sparkled in his eyes. â€œI do not need to make such elaborate arrangements to bed women. They come willingly or not at all.â€
She reluctantly admitted to herself that he was probably telling the truth. He was the most attractive man sheâ€™d ever seen and certainly she wasnâ€™t the only female who thought this way. Given what sheâ€™d glimpsed of him at the portal crossing, it was obvious the pleasures his body would bring to a woman. Sex for him wasnâ€™t a question. The question was, with whom would he choose to have it? A man like him would have plenty of options.
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