By Mary Balogh
Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton considering the fact that she was once nineteen years previous. Now her husband is useless and, extra attractive than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom eventually. To the surprise of a traditional good friend, she declares her goal to take a lover--and not only any lover, however the most threatening and scrumptious guy in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the identify of earl, so now he denies himself not anything. Rumored to be residing the simple lifetime of a sensualist on his nation property, he constantly chooses contemporary widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will healthy the invoice properly. yet as soon as those passionate and scandalous figures locate one another, they notice that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.
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long island occasions bestselling writer Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings jointly the unlikeliest pair of fanatics within the unlikeliest position of all– an notorious London condo of delight.
She was once not like any girl he’d ever met in the ton or the demimonde. yet Sir Gerald Stapleton frequented Mrs. Blyth’s euphemistically dubbed “finishing school” for natural, simple pleasure–and not anything else. So why used to be this proven bachelor so completely captivated through one girl particularly? Why did he locate himself thinking about how the sort of infrequent jewel of grace, good looks, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And while she wanted safeguard, why did Gerald, who’d sworn he’d by no means get involved in affairs of the guts, hasten to set her up as his personal pampered mistress to make sure her safety–and have her all to himself?
For Priscilla Wentworth, the trail resulting in Sir Gerald’s mattress were as packed with misfortune because it all of sudden appeared charmed. yet Priss couldn’t permit herself to think she’d ever be extra to a guy like Sir Gerald than a well-cared-for item of delight. Now, regardless of Gerald’s deep mistrust of marriage, neither scandal nor society’s censure can continue them apart–only the phobia of trusting their hearts.
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Oh, heavens, yes. If only everyone were so considerate. ” Then, smiling at him, she bobbed her head up and down in satisfaction. ” Lord Edward, who was no longer a “boy,” and who definitely had never before been described as being “nice,” tilted his head to one side and gifted his hostess with an angelic smile. “Thank you, madam, I’m sure. Not that I don’t sympathize with your difficulty concerning us blonds, of course. ” “Oh, dear me, yes,” she went on earnestly, deciding that this boy was just the sort of fellow her daughter should encourage.
She’s not a she-dragon, Del,” Lord Edward was stung into retorting. “As a matter of fact, she appeals to me most extremely. ” Then, knowing he had just made another major error in judgment, but also knowing it was too late to do anything about it, he stuffed half a muffin in his mouth and glared at his friend. Lord Delbert sat back in his chair and inspected his friend’s expression. “You really mean that, don’t you, Ned? You really are attracted to Miss Howland. I can’t see it, to tell you the truth, but if you say it’s so, I guess it isn’t up to me to question it, is it?
Georgiana’s dancing, Aunt, and has been since the very first. She’s had no end of partners, although I’ve been careful not to allow her more than two dances with any one gentleman, just as you told me. ” Her grace lowered herself carefully into the chair, feeling more fragile this evening than usual. “How sweet. How thoughtful. How very…um…er…” “…considerate. Yes, of course, Aunt,” Emily hastened to supply a suitable word when the duchess began to falter. ” “Punch, Miss Howland? Nonsense! Only nectar of the gods will do for the dearest Duchess of Chilworth.
A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh