A Whisper of Desire, book #4 in my Disgraced Lords series released on 1 December 2015. This is Maitland’s story. Maitland Spencer, the Duke of Claymore, the ‘Cold Duke’ as he was called, is now happily married. I invited him to pop by and have a chat. I want to find out how he is enjoying married life with Marisa.
I thought Maitland was handsome, of course he is if he’s one of my heroes, but when he popped by to chat yesterday I must admit that he looked good enough to eat. He reminded me of Hugh Jackman in the movie Kate and Leopold. I do love a man in riding boots and tight breeches, and guess what Maitland’s wearing as he takes a seat opposite me?
Bron: Welcome, Your Grace. I’m flattered you’d take time from your busy day to chat with me.
Maitland: You introduced me to Marisa, so I owe you everything.
Bron: (blushing): I knew you’d be perfect for each other. You’ve know Marisa most of her life. When did you first notice her in a romantic way?
Maitland: Marisa was always on a list of suitable ladies to become my duchess but mainly because she was my best friend’s sister and I knew her pedigree. The night I kissed her at Lady Dunmire’s ball was the first time I noticed her as a man notices a woman.
Bron: Then of course you woke up naked in a bed next to her. What was your first thought?
Maitland (a big grin is now on his face): A man could do much worse. Then of course I realised we must have been placed there and I was more worried about escaping our enemies clutches.
Bron: You weren’t upset that you’d have to marry her?
Maitland: Upset? No. Perhaps worried is a better term.
Bron: Worried? What about?
Maitland (blushing): You’d best read the book to find out.
Bron: That’s mean! (pause but no more words from His Grace) Okay some quick fire questions:
- favorite hobby – I don’t have much time for hobbies but I read every night
- favorite drink – Brandy, whiskey if I’m stressed
- favorite color – Blue like Marisa’s eyes
- favorite item of clothing – my cravat. I love the way Marisa pulls it from my neck when she’s undressing me
- Do you prefer town or country – country as I have Marisa all to myself and away from prying eyes
Bron: Thank you for visiting with me today. Give my love ot Marisa. And good luck with finding your villain.
Maitland: Villainess. We have a very good lead on her identity. You know finding her is personal to me due to Marisa’s injury?
Bron: I do. Good luck in your hunt, and Merry Christmas.
AWESOME!!! Thanks for the wonderful insight!
Nice to see he’s so happy! Looking forward to the demise of the villainess.
Oh Bronwen, this piece is awesome! I do happen to like Maitland and Marisa and their story.
You truly bring your hero and heroine to life. I cannot wait for the next book. Wishing you he best this Holiday season.