Writing the connection between Edmund (the Viscount) and Victoria (the fox) was so much fun, I'm sad that their story is complete in this book (though they'll appear as side characters in the other books in the series!) Read on for an excerpt!
Copyright 2021 Laura Greenwood
The upbeat music begins to play, and the top couple begins to dance. No doubt it will be Lady Ferrington herself leading. As a wealthy widow, she's in the perfect place to enjoy the balls, while also hoping to make a second match.
It soon becomes our turn and I hop along through the moves. It doesn't take me long to remember why dancing with Lord Leon is a pleasure. He has boundless energy and is quick on his feet, showing a lot of the grace and strength he needs to prove he'll be a capable husband.
But is he that to me?
The dance progresses to take us away from one another and towards different partners. It'll only be temporary, but it may give me time to ponder my thoughts.
"A second dance with the same gentleman, should I be worried?" a familiar voice asks.
A small thrill shoots through me as I realise I'm now dancing opposite the Viscount. I lift my hand to meet his as part of the dance and the two of us spin around.
"Your reputation with London's best confectioner should be," I return. "You're going to be known for having a sweet tooth by the end of the year."
"I can think of worse things."
"Marrying Lord Leon." He dances away before I can come up with a response.
I have to think quickly if I want to get one in when the two of us cross paths during the dance again.
"He's an excellent choice," I point out once he's within earshot again. "Rich, titled, polite."
"Ah, yes. All of the things one wants in a person you want to spend the rest of your life with."
"Those things are what society deems important."
"If that's true, then you could marry me," he counters with an amused grin.
My eyes widen, but the dance takes me away from the Viscount and back towards Lord Leon before I can respond.
Paranormal Regency Romance
The Shifter Season is a paranormal shifter romance series set in Regency London. It is set in the Obscure World.
Heat Level: Low - Relationship Type: m/f - Build: Slow - Point of View Character: Single first person POV, changes between books - Cliffhangers: No - Tense: Present
The Lady and the Rabbit is currently part of the Shifting Hearts Anthology.