Hump Day Hunk with Sasha Cottman
Name and age.
‘My name is Avery Fox, I am in my late twenties, but considering I lied about my age to join the army as a young lad you will have to forgive me if I don’t reveal my exact age.’
‘I don’t have one, though I do envy those who have a loving family. It is not something I have ever known.’
‘Expert marksman. Former army sniper. I am also a proficient sketch artist and painter. There was a lot of downtime in the army so you have to find something to amuse yourself.’
‘What man doesn’t have secrets? But no I would rather not share them if you don’t mind.’
‘It would take a special woman to want to love me. I don’t know that such a woman even exists. Having never known love myself, I am not certain I am capable of feeling such an emotion.’
Lady Lucy Radley.
‘Beautiful, kind but unattainable. She is a duke’s daughter and I just happen to have suddenly found myself in line for an earldom. There can never be a future for the two of us together.’
Who is Avery Fox?
Avery is the brother of the villain in An Unsuitable Match. The day after I sent the manuscript for An Unsuitable Match to my publisher he appeared in my head and demanded I write his story.
He has had a hard life. His father and brother made his life so unbearable that he ran away at a young age and joined the army.
He has found himself thrust into the world of London’s elite following the untimely death of his brother.
He meets Lady Lucy Radley, and is immediately drawn to her beauty, intelligence and warmth. For every day that he spends in her presence he senses something deeper is developing between them.
Convinced that he is a man without honour he seeks to push her away. Lucy however has other ideas. She is in love with Avery and desperate for him to know that he is worthy of love.
‘Wise words of caution,’ a male voice replied.
Lucy turned and her breath caught.
Seated – well, to be more accurate, lazily strewn across a long leather couch – was the subject of their search: Mr Avery Fox.
Lucy took in his glorious body in an instant, exercising her increasingly well-honed appreciation of the male form.
Dark hair, a long ponytail tied at the nape. Though it was tied neatly, it was loose enough to show a hint of disregard. A dark grey jacket worn over a pure white linen shirt. No cravat. At the top of his shirt she saw the merest hint of chest hair. Long legs clad in black trousers, which clung tightly to his thighs. Polished boots completed the look.
Unable to tear her gaze away, Lucy stood mesmerised. She had seen a hundred, nay a thousand men wearing such attire, but never before had she reacted in such a way. A hot spike of desire coursed through her body. She shivered with its thrill.
About the Author:
Born in England, but raised in Australia, Sasha has a love for both countries. Having her heart in two places has created a love for travel, which at last count was to over 55 countries. A travel guide is always on her pile of new books to read.
Her first published novel, Letter from a Rake was a finalist for the 2014 Romantic Book of the Year.
Sasha lives with her husband, teenage daughter and a cat who demands a starring role in the next book. She has found new hiding spots for her secret chocolate stash. On the weekends Sasha loves walking on the beach while trying to deal with her bad knee and current Fitbit obsession.
The Duke’s Daughter
When handsome army officer Avery Fox unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he instantly becomes one of the season’s most eligible bachelors. More accustomed to the battlefield, he has no patience with the naive debutantes who fill the ballrooms of London.
Honest and impetuous Lady Lucy Radley is a breath of fresh air, guiding him through the season and helping him to avoid any traps. So when Avery is left with little option but to marry Lucy, he can’t help but feel he’s been manipulated. Nor can he shake the feeling that a duke’s daughter should be out of his reach.
From the wildly beautiful Scottish Highlands to the elegant soirees of Paris, Avery and Lucy go on a journey that is full of surprises for them both. But will their feelings for each other be strong enough to overcome the circumstances of their marriage and survive the ghosts of Avery’s past?
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