By Gayle Callen
May perhaps she be the brazen woman who posed for the scandalous portrait? girl Elizabeth Cabot isn't any longer the reckless lady she as soon as was once. Now the darling of the ton, she is set to place her prior in the back of her. yet who may have imagined that one conceited act may possibly throw her complete global into chaos . . . and strength her towards a loveless marriage? In desperation, she methods her adolescence buddy, Peter Derby, with a bold plan. Peter nonetheless recollects the wild and lively lady who had stolen his center. yet might the rumors be actual: is she the version for the scandalous portray striking in London's so much specific gentlemen's membership? If Peter concurs to pose as her fianc?, Elizabeth has promised to bare the total fact. yet Peter has his personal rules approximately this sham "engagement" to the beautiful good looks who is continuously been simply out of his reach—and he is prepared to incite another scandal to make her middle actually his.
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Extra resources for A Most Scandalous Engagement
He asked. “Of course not, Peter. You were not the only man to show interest when she emerged from mourning. You even spent time at Madingley Court right after he returned from India. ” “Only at first, Your Grace,” he said smoothly—too smoothly. ” Elizabeth could not let this interrogation go on. It was time to play her new part, freshly “in love” with Peter Derby. She would use the memory of the P a g e | 63 portrait to make herself blush. But when she swept into the room, and Peter rose quickly to his feet, the way he looked at her made her stumble as she came to a stop.
But then at a dinner party she and I attended three days ago, I heard a commotion when I P a g e | 31 was passing by the billiard room. I saw her at the center of a group of men—she was not the only lady present,” his mother quickly added. “But she’d asked to play and they’d allowed her, simply assuming . ” She trailed off with a sigh. “That they were humoring her,” he finished. “Later, I heard tell that she played simplistically at first, then took their money with her win. Can you imagine, Peter?
She said coolly. He smiled when at last he met her eyes again. ” He didn’t use her title. “Creature? ” She swallowed, remembering Lord Dekker trying to force her to waltz out on the terrace. Why did Lord Thomas bring that up? Only one man had treated her as less than a lady in his eagerness to spend time with her. ” Her voice was cool now, full of the noble hauteur that she’d been bred to. He chuckled softly, glancing over her shoulder at the matching footmen lining the double doors to the entrance hall.