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(Lessons In Submission Book 2) by Maggie Ryan
She'd played her way into his heart - but could he capture hers?
Charlotte Caulfield has spent her life feeling all alone though surrounded by the members of a theatre troupe. On the night she first steps onto the stage, she never expected to experience both mind numbing terror and hope. Thrown out into an alley for simply singing a song, she is hurt and frightened. Driven from her hiding place in her terror, she falls at the feet of a man who would change her life.
Lord Clayton Corsair had never again expected to see the angel who had captured his soul when she sang only that one song. He'd attended the theater as a favor to his godparents and yet couldn't have told anyone what the play had been about. The moment the small woman had lifted her eyes to his and he'd seen the terror and need in them, he'd been unable to think of anything else. He'd only returned to retrieve a forgotten fan when a scream shattered the silence of the night and a small form had flown from a nearby wagon.
He'd had no choice but to offer his help to the hysterical woman, not realizing that she was hurt or even her identity until he carried her to a circle of light. Shocked to discover that this was the angel herself, he promised to take her to safety. By the time he returned with a carriage, she had disappeared. His life that had already begun to shift, flipped again when she reappeared the next day. He discovered that she may sing like an angel but she cursed and fought like a wild animal.
Would he truly be able to change her life or would his godfather be correct in that women were offered few choices in their world? Could a titled man understand the reality of a woman born to a lower class and would she accept that he had no use for titles or the silly expectations of a society he was born into and yet ignored their beliefs? Charlotte would need to learn to trust and to stop making assumptions about his intentions. Determined to keep their baser needs from each other, will they miss the opportunity to find what they've both been searching for? With the help of Eleanor Summers and her students, will Charlotte learn that life does offer choices as long as she is willing to open her heart and take a chance?
She'd played her way into his heart but could he capture hers? Could he turn the beautiful broken bird into the magnificent nightingale she was meant to be?
Publisher's Warning: This book contains scenes of discipline as well as explicit sex including anal play. If these offend you, please do not purchase this book.