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Deeper than Desire

Cheryl Holt

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With her family in dire straits, Olivia Hopkins reluctantly agrees to seek a marriage proposal from the aging Earl of Salisbury. But the plan goes awry when she finds an erotic volume in the earl's library. The book sets Olivia's body on fire. She simply cannot put it down-until she is caught red-handed by the Earl's devilishly handsome son-a man who quickens her pulse and stirs her imagination with thoughts she's never dared entertain...

Philip Paxton can't believe his good luck. Catching Olivia with the scandalous volume offers a superb chance to humiliate the father he despises. Using the book as bait, Philip lures Olivia into an electrifying affair that explodes into unbridled lessons of passion. Philip never expects to become enamored with his ravishing pupil. But what begins as a rakish scheme soon becomes a genuine affair of the heart-one that Philip will protect at any cost...

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CHAPTER ONE
Salisbury, England, 1813
Lady Olivia Hopkins reached to the library shelf above her head and yanked on the heavy book she was determined to read. It came loose with a whoosh of air, as though it hadn’t been moved from its spot in many a year. The weighty tome fell toward her, and she barely caught it before it crashed to the floor with a loud thud.
Cradling it to her chest, she lugged it to a nearby table and laid it down. The cover was deep red, the title—A Feast for the Senses—printed in ornate golden lettering that hinted at antiquity. Carefully, she opened
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  • Cheryl Holt

  • Cheryl Holt is a lawyer, novelist, and mom who lives on the Oregon coast. Her varied employment history includes public school teacher, mediator, cook, bartender, lobbyist, musician, and political activist. A graduate of the University of Wyoming College of Law, she worked as a law clerk for the Attorney General of Colorado and Wyoming. Later, she served as a deputy district attorney in metro-Denver. She is a national award-winning author, and her novel Total Surrender was the winner of the prestigious Reviewer's Choice award by Romantic Times magazine. Deeper Than Desire is her eleventh book.
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