By Patricia Cabot
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Critics name her “a veritable treasure, a matchless storyteller” (Romantic Times). Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh’s gleaming mix of wit and romance. Now this awesome author sweeps us again to Regency England, right into a international of harmful secrets and techniques and glittering intrigue, as a speeding lord meets his fit in a fiery good looks who vows to be . .. No Man’s Mistress.
The darkish, devastating stranger rode into the village reasonable and wagered twenty kilos on the throwing sales space — for an opportunity to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill’s hair. The Gypsy fortune teller had warned: “Beware of a tall, darkish, good-looking stranger. He can break you — when you don't first snare his center. ”
Recklessly Viola flirted, then danced with him round the Maypole. after which got here his soft, scrumptious kiss. Viola didn't remorse that she had allow down her defend — till the subsequent morning, whilst he seemed at her door to say her liked Pinewood Manor.
Lord Ferdinand Dudley gained her domestic in a online game of cards!
Viola hated him for attempting to take every thing, together with her soul. She was once mistress of Pinewood Manor. but Dudley refused to go away, whilst his judgment of right and wrong rebelled at compromising this pretty blameless whose merely evidence of possession used to be a lifeless earl’s promise. Dudley held the deed, yet at what expense?
Each day lower than an identical roof introduced its proportion of temptation, intimacy, and guilt. yet Viola knew it used to be a conflict she couldn't have enough money to lose. Marriage used to be out of the query, and he or she will be no man’s mistress. at the same time Dudley’s unnerving presence, his figuring out smile, threatened to soften her resolve.
Against his higher judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley was once beguiled. This maddening attractiveness had stirred him as no girl had sooner than. And he was once certain and made up our minds to make her his own.
At as soon as sensuous, whimsical, and fantastically romantic, Mary Balogh’s new novel holds us in thrall, bringing to lifestyles a love tale that sizzles with ardour and originality.
Whilst antiquities start to pass lacking from London drawing rooms leave out Calliope Chase units out to revive order. The thief has to be a well-connected member of the Ton. and he or she does not have to glance a lot extra than Cameron de Vere, Earl of Westwood, for a suspect. What she does not notice is that her decided pursuit of a legal is starting to appear like a budding romance.
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And although she could see no telltale signs of Drake ever having inhabited it—no initials carved into the balustrade, or portraits of him hanging in the Great Hall — she could still picture him tearing about the place as a young boy, tormenting his tutors and making his elder brother, with whom he'd never got on, cry. She liked the place all the better for that. These were of course completely fabricated imaginings: Drake never spoke much about his childhood, which had apparently been somewhat unhappy.
I wore the trousers,” Payton pointed out severely, ”because I didn't need everyone looking up my skirts every time I climbed the mizzenpost—” “Wishful thinking,” Hudson observed. Ignoring him, Payton continued. “And I wore the vest because I hadn't anything to support what was going on beneath my shirt. No thanks to any of you. “ “Underthings. “ Ross nodded. “I forgot. Another hundred quid. ” The door to the bedroom opened, and Georgiana Dixon said matter-of-factly, ”To get her married, of course.
And he locked right presentable. A good deal more presentable than you looked, Ross, the night before we were married. “ “Right,” Hudson said, with a laugh. “But Ross had. I believe, consumed most of a bottle of rum that night, so it's understandable he mightn't have looked his best—” “I understand,” Georgiana continued, as if Hudson had not interrupted, ”that Captain Drake keeps no valet, so I can only assume that he, at least, is capable of dressing himself. “ “Or Miss Whitby helped him,” Raleigh quipped.