By Barbara Metzger
Aurora's fiance used to be speeding, well-bred--and already married! thankfully, the scoundrel's brother-in-law was resolute to avoid wasting Aurora from disgrace--even if he needed to marry her himself...
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BONUS: This variation comprises an excerpt from Mary Balogh's the key Mistress.
long island occasions bestselling writer Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings jointly the unlikeliest pair of fans within the unlikeliest position of all– an notorious London apartment of enjoyment.
She was once not like any lady 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 was once this proven bachelor so completely captivated by way of one girl specifically? Why did he locate himself considering how one of these infrequent jewel of grace, attractiveness, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And whilst she wanted security, 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 have been as choked with misfortune because it all at once 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 enjoyment. Now, regardless of Gerald’s deep mistrust of marriage, neither scandal nor society’s censure can hold them apart–only the terror of trusting their hearts.
The more youthful son of an earl, Gabriel Fitzpaine earned glory and honor at the battlefield, yet now, with no function, he unearths himself intentionally dating chance at each flip. Then one evening he races his horse alongside a death-defying moonlit cliff-and stumbles upon a princess at the run.
Loving the enemy is something. Trusting the enemy is sort of one other. within the overdue 1600s Black Maggie Verrere was once engaged to marry Sir Edric Neville to be able to unite their households. in its place she eloped to the US with one other guy, and the famed Spanish dowry vanished with her. the 2 families—the Verreres and the Nevilles—have hated each other ever considering that.
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Heavens, he might even pity her enough to reconsider, and then he'd be miserable for the rest of his days. No, Aurora could not do that to such a fine gentleman. She kept her eyes firmly on the magazine in her lap. So what if it was a journal on sheep shearing? If she wasn't going to be a countess, the saints knew she needed another career. How could he think that she should be presented to London's beau monde, and by a duchess, no less? She'd be nothing but a Phoxinus phoxinus , a minnow in a pool of glittering goldfish.
The earl did make sure the blackguard understood his ultimatum: if Podell ever returned to England, he would face criminal charges, a military tribunal, and Windham's Mantons. Lord Phelan offered to take charge of the prisoner until Kenyon could make arrangements in London to have the shabster shipped off. Since the wedding breakfast would have been long since spoiled, and the invited guests long since gone about their business, no one could argue with the earl's plan to cut short the nuptial celebrations.
Windham was too nice a man to burden with guilty feelings. He'd pity her. Heavens, he might even pity her enough to reconsider, and then he'd be miserable for the rest of his days. No, Aurora could not do that to such a fine gentleman. She kept her eyes firmly on the magazine in her lap. So what if it was a journal on sheep shearing? If she wasn't going to be a countess, the saints knew she needed another career. How could he think that she should be presented to London's beau monde, and by a duchess, no less?