By Meredith Duran
"*IN GRITTY, WORKING-CLASS LONDON, SHE DOES WHAT SHE needs to to outlive . . . *
When Nell Whitby breaks into an earl’s condominium on a nighttime quest for revenge, she reveals her pistol pointed on the improper man—one good-looking as sin and bare because the day he used to be born. Pity he’s a lunatic. He thinks her a lacking heiress, yet extra to the purpose, he’ll support her break out the slums and correct a grave injustice. no longer a foul cut price. All she has to do is marry him.
*A infamous LADIES’ guy might TAKE HER FROM POVERTY TO OPULENCE . . . yet AT WHAT PRICE?*
A rake of the 1st order, Simon St. Maur spent his stressed formative years burning each bridge he crossed. while he inherits an earldom with no unmarried penny hooked up to it, he sees an opportunity to begin over—provided he can locate an heiress to fund his efforts. yet his depraved recognition capacity courtship can be difficult—until destiny sends him the main infamous lacking heiress in background. All he wishes now could be to make her right into a girl and continue himself from making the single mistake which could smash every thing: falling in love. . . .
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The lawyer nodded, still stunned. " Peregrine sipped his tea, satisfied. A vital thread was about to be spun in the web forming around Sir Charles Weldon. The unpredictable English weather had cooperated to make Lady Sara's party a success, and the colorful dresses of the female guests were like flowers strewn across the sunlit garden of Haddonfield House. Food, drink, and conversation, mankind's basic entertainment, were all plentiful. As voices and laughter rang through the summer-scented air, footmen circulated among the guests with trays of drinks and gentle strains of music emanated from an invisible chamber quartet.
They had always brought their secrets and sorrows to each other, shared their dreams, and gotten into trouble together. More often than their mothers realized, it was one of Sara's mischievous ideas that got the cousins into trouble, though Ross always insisted that it was his duty as the male and the elder to take the more severe punishments for their crimes. In a world that thought Lady Sara St. James was a consummate lady—boringly so—Ross was the only one permitted to see her more unruly impulses.