By Mary Balogh
Unique booklet: 1993
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
New York occasions bestselling writer Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings jointly the unlikeliest pair of fans within the unlikeliest position of all– an notorious London residence of enjoyment.
She used to be in contrast to any girl he’d ever met in the ton or the demimonde. yet Sir Gerald Stapleton frequented Mrs. Blyth’s euphemistically dubbed “finishing school” for natural, easy pleasure–and not anything else. So why was once this proven bachelor so completely captivated by means of one girl particularly? Why did he locate himself pondering how one of these infrequent jewel of grace, good looks, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And while she wanted safeguard, why did Gerald, who’d sworn he’d by no means get involved in affairs of the guts, hasten to set her up as his personal pampered mistress to make sure her safety–and have her all to himself?
For Priscilla Wentworth, the trail resulting in Sir Gerald’s mattress have been as jam-packed with misfortune because it unexpectedly appeared charmed. yet Priss couldn’t permit herself to think she’d ever be extra to a guy like Sir Gerald than a well-cared-for item of delight. Now, regardless of Gerald’s deep mistrust of marriage, neither scandal nor society’s censure can hold them apart–only the phobia of trusting their hearts.
Read Online or Download A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes, Book 2) PDF
Best regency books
Unique e-book: 2009
Welcome to an international 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 purely daughter, girl Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a guy she glimpses throughout a crowded ballroom: a duke, a online game participant of consummate ability, a infamous rakehell who indicates no real 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 decided to guard the beautiful Roberta from chasing after the incorrect destiny.
Can Damon attract her right into a high-stakes video game of his personal, no matter if his center might 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 prevent the feared darkish Angel Morjin from enslaving all of Ea. along with his stalwart partners, Val braved nice hazards and fought many battles of their look for this elusive totem.
May well she be the brazen girl who posed for the scandalous portrait? woman Elizabeth Cabot is not any longer the reckless woman 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 could have imagined that one conceited act may possibly throw her complete international into chaos .
Former governess Jane wooden is on borrowed time—and she does not wish the fairy story of her Grand journey to finish. She awaits the coming of her agency, Richard Farren, Duke of Aston, with trepidation…. To widower Richard, meek and mousy pass over wooden is unrecognizable because the carefree and passionate Jane. Seeing Venice via her eyes opens his brain and middle to romance!
- The Luckiest Lady in London (The London Trilogy, Book 1)
- To Seduce a Sinner (Legend of the Four Soldiers, Book 2)
- Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress (Harlequin Historical)
- A Lady Of Expectations (Regencies, Book 6; Lester Family Saga, Book 2)
Additional info for A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes, Book 2)
She wished desperately that she could have read his letter ﬁrst, but Blythe was not a little girl to be so protected. And yet . . they had always shared so much. Surely Blythe was ready to discuss the letter’s contents—and the writer. She slipped out into the dark stone corridor, carrying a candle to lighten the gloom. Crossing to Blythe’s door, she knocked softly and entered when her sister bade her to. Blythe was sitting up in her four-poster bed that was hung with delicate fabrics and decorated with endless pillows.
But when she turned around, Sir Alexander was gone. That evening Emmeline stood alone in her bed chamber, surrounded by the books and maps she so loved, and felt disquieted, restless. This situa tion with Sir Alexander had upset her ordered world. She wished desperately that she could have read his letter ﬁrst, but Blythe was not a little girl to be so protected. And yet . . they had always shared so much. Surely Blythe was ready to discuss the letter’s contents—and the writer. She slipped out into the dark stone corridor, carrying a candle to lighten the gloom.
He teased. “Lord Thornton is on the island, sir, but surely ye knew that. ” She bobbed again, and her linen cap dipped to ward her eyes. ” She almost scurried before him, as if he would trample on her heels. When they entered the with drawing chamber, he came up short. Sitting on a high-backed bench beside his HIS SCANDAL 39 mother was Lady Emmeline Prescott, dressed in a dark blue serviceable gown with ﬁne, delicate lace at her throat. She was more than amply curved in all the usual places; in fact, she was downright lush—though he could tell she tried to tame her ﬁgure into submission with the usual feminine contraptions.