Elizabeth lives in Texas with her husband, the indispensable Mr. Essex, and her active and exuberant family in an old house filled to the brim with books.
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The first love letter sent and received between lovers is always an occasion of import, and needs to be approached with both enthusiasm and necessary caution. A warm style must be achieved, but a delicate touch must be employed. Too much and one exposes oneself. Too little and one does not expose one's finer feeling enough.
And so this dilemma presented itself to Will Jellicoe and the object of his tenderest and most enthusiastic desire, Miss Antigone Preston, as was.
Here, dear readers, is their go of it~
Make sure you read Elizabeth's letter from the heroine at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance first to get the full charm of the letters.
The return letter—the first ever letter from her husband—arrived sooner than Antigone would have thought possible, left on the little tray by the same servant who had taken her own missive away. Antigone Preston Jellicoe clutched the letter to her breast and subsided with a sigh into the curved window seat to read her husband's words in the bright morning light.
His handwriting was much like him, direct and to the point, but with a charming, masculine elegance all his own.
Patience, my dear Preston, is a virtue which you have clearly never learnt, and one which I now find it my sad duty, as your captain, to teach you.
I would pray that you not make yourself unhappy or uneasy in my absence, for it pains me, deeply,to think of you in such an unfulfilled state. Perhaps it were best if you were to lay yourself down upon some soft place and take some rest. Yes, I will take immeasurable comfort in the thought of you stretched out upon some comfortable cot, your lovely, long, endless legs unencumbered by the interference of petticoats, and yes, even skirts. Yes, yes. It were safer entirely for you to leave off all restrictive clothing in your current state. Even the lightest and sheerest of your delicate, lace chemises may prove too much of a trial to your present state of unhappy agitation.
I therefore adjure you to keep yourself as comfortably unclothed as you can, safe in the knowledge that knowing you to be in such a delightfully natural state will do wonders for my own constitution.
I must go now, my dearest Pres, for I have pressing duties that require my immediate, personal attention. Yet I take comfort in the thought that by the time you read this—
The letter ended thus—abruptly, without so much as a kind salutation, or final word of his love. But Antigone Preston Jellicoe had no time to repine such a brusque sign-off, because even as she set the letter down upon her lap, he was already there—flinging his seacoat off as he strode across the stern cabin toward her.
And all she could do was smile. “Patience,” she said. “is vastly overrated.”
Check out Antigone and William's love story in A Breath of Scandal
Shockingly brash and scandalously independent, the Reckless Brides are boldly rewriting the rules of love and marriage—one smitten bachelor at a time…
In the game of kiss and tell, there are no rules…
THE LADY IS A KNOCKOUT
Forced by her family into an engagement with a man she can never abide, Antigone Preston knows only a scandal will save her from a loveless marriage. But knocking a man down to the ballroom floor with her fists brings dangerous consequences. She may have ruined her reputation, but now she’s endangered her heart…
THE OFFICER IS A GENTLEMAN
The son of an earl and a career navy man, Captain William Jellicoe has no interest in the frivolities of London—and even less in the institution of marriage. But there’s something steering him toward Antigone. He has never met anyone as brazen and unconventional as…himself. But will he risk it all for a woman who still has the breath of scandal hot on her lips?
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