Adorna, Lady Bucknell, the proprietress of the Distinguished Academy of Governesses, folded her hands on her desk and gazed at the young lady seated before her.
Miss Ritter said, “I need a job.”
Pinning her with a direct gaze, Adorna asked, “What are your accomplishments?”
Miss Ritter hesitated a telling moment.
Adorna tried to make it easier for her. “What do you do best?”
“Flirt,” she said promptly.
Adorna believed her. She had seen many a young lady come through her study at the Distinguished Academy of Governesses, all of them in need of assistance, but she had never felt such a kinship as she felt now for Miss Caroline Ritter.
This young lady was beautiful. Her smooth, tanned complexion reminded Adorna of the tale repeated about the Ritters — that four hundred years ago Mr. Ritter brought home a bride from some exotic locale, and since then the women of the family had been temptresses who led all men astray. Miss Ritter certainly fit the role.…
Yet her bonnet was frayed, her hem was frayed, her composure was frayed. The finger of one glove had a hole, badly mended, her lips were chapped from the cold, and her dress had been turned too many times. She had hit bottom, and something had to be done.
“Very well.” Standing, Adorna went to her desk. Digging down to the bottom of the employer requests stacked on her desk, she found the one she wanted and pulled it out. She re-read it, and nodded. “Miss Ritter, I have the perfect position for you.”— For the first time, MY FAIR TEMPTRESS is available in audiobook from Brilliance Publishing, narrated by voice talent Karen Cass!
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