By Mary Balogh
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Welcome to a global of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously good-looking gents and younger women longing to realize a identify . . . of video games performed for top stakes, including—on occasion—a lady's virtue.
A marquess's sheltered merely daughter, girl Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a guy she glimpses throughout a crowded ballroom: a duke, a video game participant of consummate ability, a infamous rakehell who exhibits little interest in marriage—until he lays eyes on Roberta.
Yet the Earl of Gryffyn is familiar with too good that the fee required to realize a coronet is frequently too excessive. Damon Reeve, the earl, is set to guard the beautiful Roberta from chasing after the inaccurate destiny.
Can Damon appeal to her right into a high-stakes video game of his personal, whether his center could be misplaced within the enterprise?
The 7th and youngest Valeri, Valashu Elahad, noble warrior and prince of the royal residence of Mesh, has sought the legendary Lightstone in a quest to forestall the feared darkish Angel Morjin from enslaving all of Ea. together with his stalwart partners, Val braved nice hazards and fought many battles of their look for this elusive totem.
May possibly she be the brazen woman who posed for the scandalous portrait? woman Elizabeth Cabot isn't any longer the reckless lady she as soon as was once. Now the darling of the ton, she is decided to place her prior in the back of her. yet who might have imagined that one conceited act may possibly throw her whole international into chaos .
Former governess Jane wooden is on borrowed time—and she does not wish the fairy story of her Grand travel to finish. She awaits the coming of her service provider, Richard Farren, Duke of Aston, with trepidation…. To widower Richard, meek and mousy omit wooden is unrecognizable because the carefree and passionate Jane. Seeing Venice via her eyes opens his brain and middle to romance!
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And he was coming toward the tree and shinning up it, all nimble arms and legs and bare feet. He stopped at the branch below hers and walked along it, as he had done before, until he was directly below. He tilted back his head and grinned at her yet again. “We could jump together,” he suggested. Annabelle was feeling a most inconvenient and almost irresistible urge to use the commode. ” she said severely. “Because I am a girl. And because I am five. And because I am the Ashton chit. ” He reached up his skinny right hand.
Oh! Annabelle’s nostrils flared and she glared. He looked politely back at her as though he had asked her if she would like some tea. From beyond the door into the music room there was a male throat-clearing followed by a female murmuring. And then silence. Well, two could play his game. Her eyes narrowed. “I understand, Mr. ” His eyebrows, which had returned to their normal place above his eyes a few moments ago, arched upward again. ” “I have heard,” she said, “that you need a whole extra room for all your clothes since your dressing room is not large enough to accommodate them all.
It was the wrong thing to say again. His father impaled him with a ferocious glare. “But I am not,” he said. “I am not at all happy, Reginald. I do not know what has happened to you of late. I used to think myself the most fortunate of fathers. I used to think you the very best of sons,” he sighed. “I shall start looking for a bride for you without any further delay. And I shall look high. ” Reginald said firmly, uncrossing his legs and straightening out of his slouch. “I will not marry simply to please you, sir.