The enigmatic Hurley Twins were selling her...and Miss Elspeth James had no choice but to accept. She would have walkout out, left the Hurley twins, her beloved charges, her friends The Painted Sister but the girls were in serious danger. There were whispers of a Skinner...of secret bidding, astronomical prices for the beautiful tattooed skin minus the girl. If she accepted the deal to become the Painted Sister of the arrogant and infuriatingly handsome Mr Blackburn, she would be in a position to protect them. That, was worth doing the unimaginable for. That was worth fighting the way he made her body feel even if she hated him.
Mr Blackburn, an extremely wealthy self-made man, had connections at every level of society and he wanted more. Having a Painted Sister would raise him higher in the elite world of ‘The Collectors’, men who like him operated over and above the rules of society. Yet on meeting Miss James…he wanted more. He pushed her to sign over her virtue as well as become his Painted Sister, pushed her to override her distaste for him and taste what passion felt like.
The trouble was...she made him hunger for something he’d never wanted and never believed in…Could she love him? Would she ever reach out and touch him with the same need that thumped through his veins every moment of every day since the first time they met?
THE HEART DOESN’T RESPOND TO THE MIND AS A MASTER TO A SERVANT, IT WALKS ITS OWN PATH…IT DEMANDS EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING A PERSON IS AND EVERYTHING THEY THOUGHT THEY’D LEFT BEHIND.
**All the books in The Velvet Basement Series are stand alone and can be read in any order.**