By Candace Camp
Meet 3 noble bachelors and a quartet of yank women of questionable manners! New York occasions bestselling author Candace Camp delights with a thrilling new sequence that includes love, laughter, and intrigue.
When Mary Bascombe’s stepfather attempts to promote her and her sisters to the top bidder after their mother’s demise, she resolves to take drastic motion. even supposing their British mom was once estranged from her family, Mary makes a decision the 4 will flee to London and take their position in society as granddaughters of the Earl of Stewkesbury.
Dashing Sir Royce Winslow doubts the honesty of the younger women’s claim—despite their charms, they appear to be hiding whatever. His allure to feisty Mary, in spite of the fact that, is not any ruse, so whilst the sisters are shipped off to Willowmere, the earl’s state property, to procure a few polish, Royce is fast to hitch them. while an unknown villain makes an attempt a kidnapping, Royce and Mary are thrown jointly as they confront the risk . . . and Royce learns that whereas excessive society may possibly sing the praises of right habit, it's a such a lot incorrect American who's successful his middle.
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Mary was pleased to see that the door locked from the inside. She turned the key, and beside her Rose let out a sigh of relief. ” Rose sank down onto the straight chair that stood beside the door. ” Mary asked, a trifle surprised. ” “No. The whole place. The docks. London. It’s so big. ” Mary hopped up onto the bed. “It is very different from home. But I am sure the docks are worse than the rest of it. Things will be different tomorrow. ” Rose gave her sister a faint smile. ” Mary shrugged. ” “You must wonder sometimes how we could be sisters.
She had kept quiet about the drunken advances Cosmo made toward her and Rose, taking care of the matter herself with a sharp knee to Cosmo’s groin and a warning of what would happen should he ever try such a thing again. She had also made sure that all the girls slept in the same room and that their door was securely barred at night. A few months ago, Flora had fallen ill, and as the weeks went by, it had become more and more apparent that she was not long for this world. She did not mind dying, she told them, for she would be reunited with her beloved Miles.
Mary studied Sir Royce. She had never seen anyone with quite his air of sophistication and elegance. His clothes and boots were impeccable, and he moved with a sort of languid grace that bespoke a man of leisure. Yet it was plain to anyone with eyes that the shoulders beneath his jacket were broad and the thighs encased by his tight-fitting pantaloons were firmly muscled. This was not the effete, weak aristocrat she had heard more than one American describe as a typical British man. She must have been staring, for Sir Royce offered her a smile.