Diana felt his stare, the forceful demand of his wild eyes, and when she met his notice, she shuddered without thinking. It was as if the stranger’s gaze peered deep into her soul, envisioned her bodily naked, uncovered in a glance the girl’s most secret, vulnerable spots. But despite this self-conscious torment, Diana felt at once drawn to the tall, dark man. While he arrogantly stole her peace, unashamed in his invasion, Diana found herself assured by his attention. The cool focused stare spoke clearly of a studied admiration. A shiver of delight tickled her aroused senses.
Lord Malinov, Journals of Lord Malinov