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.