By Megan Chance
During this absolutely soaking up historic novel, Mrs. Lucy Carelton, who comes from one of many wealthiest and so much well-known households in Eighteen Eighties big apple urban, has been thoroughly undone by means of her nerves. Her bold husband, a nouveau riche stockbroker, drags her from one health care professional to a different looking for a treatment that might enable her to satisfy her many social tasks with out giving in to hysteria. they suspect they've got came upon the answer in charismatic neurologist Victor Seth, a champion of a comparatively new process known as hypnotism. Seth units approximately releasing Lucy from the social constraints that experience made her so unsatisfied, encouraging her to pursue her creative abilities and discover her sexuality. Seth convinces himself that his innovations, together with his convenient means with an electrotherapy wand, are all within the identify of technological know-how, yet even he's unprepared for the recent Lucy who emerges--a passionate, calculating, amoral creature of huge appetites. Chance's undemanding prose and over-the-top plotting successfully mix during this diabolically smart, completely pleasing tackle women's liberation.
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Even Percy stared at her in wide-eyed astonishment. Only Montfort smiled. “Please,” he said, placing his hand over his heart. “I beg of you. ” In an uncharacteristic show of bravery, Percy lifted his shoulders and faced the dragon in her defense. ” Montfort’s narrowed gaze drilled Percy and a cold chill washed over her. Neither man moved a muscle. The expression on Montfort’s face darkened and she knew only raw determination kept Percy from shrinking away. She held her breath. They looked like David and Goliath facing each other.
She was far too intelligent to manipulate, far too independent to control, and her tongue was far too sharp for his taste. It was obvious her expectations were high, and the man who married her would never be able to get by with even the smallest indiscretion. And because she was in attendance again tonight, rumors that she was serious in her attempt to find a husband were undoubtedly true. The thought chilled his blood and sent a warning racing through him. Yet, for some reason he could not explain, she remained an enigma—an enigma with mysterious powers that drew him to her.
She chastised herself when she realized she couldn’t pull her gaze from him. A slow smile spread across his face and he graciously lowered his head in acknowledgment. Such a subtle greeting. So unnerving. So confident. As if he relished the effect he knew he had on all women. In a show of rebuke, she lifted her chin and turned her head. She wanted to wipe the smile from his face, and for a tiny fraction of a second, she was glad she’d slapped him. But she was also afraid. Never before had any man affected her as strongly as he had.
An Inconvenient Wife by Megan Chance