A Scandalous Charade by Ava Stone

By Ava Stone

"Ava Stone's glowing discussion and enjoyable characters make for a scrumptious learn. you are going to devour it up!" ~ Sabrina Jeffries, NYT Bestselling writer of a woman by no means Surrenders

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A Regency old Novel - publication of the Scandalous Series...

Handsome girls’ guy Lucas Beckford has agreed to aid his good friend, an impoverished baron, win the affections of an icy heiress. it's going to be an easy job, particularly for a seducer of his recognition. even though while Luke catches sight of the mesmerizing girl, he's obsessed with her lovely brown eyes, speedy wit, and sharp tongue; and his wish to see his good friend marry the lady fast evaporates. Now he simply has to discover how to persuade the penniless lord to show his attentions elsewhere—leaving the Ice Princess to him.

Lady Juliet St. Claire has continually believed that her fortune might defend her from ever having to relinquish her freedom in marriage. notwithstanding fortune hunters ceaselessly hound her, Juliet’s outwardly chilly demeanor retains such a lot of them at bay, licking their wounds or patching up their delight. even though while Luke charms his manner into her existence, he simply melts greater than simply her middle. regrettably, the rogue is of the affection ‘em and go away ‘em style, and leaves Juliet’s smooth middle in items. but if her fortune lands her at risk from an unscrupulous foe, Luke returns to her facet, providing his aid and safeguard. Now Juliet has to make a decision if her center is powerful sufficient to belief the rogue a moment time.

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With a beleaguered sigh, Luke turned to his protégé. “You won’t have a chance if you join their ranks. Trust me, Will, ladies like Juliet St. Claire are accustomed to gentlemen showering them with attention. Up ‘til now you’ve been chasing her so hard that she takes your affection for granted. But if you suddenly turn your attentions elsewhere… Well, that she’ll notice. ” Will didn’t look convinced, and Luke grinned to himself. Haywood was still such a green lad, though over all a pretty good fellow.

They continued in silence, as Juliet knew they would. Whenever she cast her suitors in an unfavorable light, Georgie would just pretend she hadn’t heard the insulting remark. And that suited Juliet just fine. She didn’t want to argue with Georgie, she just wanted to climb into bed and forget that the night had ever happened—at least most of it. She doubted she could ever forget the warmth that shot through her as she circled the room on Luke Beckford’s arm. Fool that she still apparently was.

I had no idea,” he smirked as he glanced inside the empty bedroom, then back at Luke and Will. Luke scowled at Kelfield, as he pushed past him. ” Will gulped nervously, his boyish face drawn up tight. He quickly downed the remainder of the wine in his goblet. They’d been waiting for nearly an hour at the Ridgemont’s and Luke had been certain the Ice Princess wouldn’t show up. She’d leave him to flounder in Louisa’s ballroom, paying a penance he had no desire to pay. But, apparently, he’d been wrong.

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