By Mary Balogh
Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton considering she used to be nineteen years previous. Now her husband is lifeless and, extra attractive than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom finally. To the surprise of a traditional pal, she broadcasts her purpose to take a lover--and not only any lover, however the most threatening and scrumptious guy in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the identify of earl, so now he denies himself not anything. Rumored to be dwelling the straightforward lifetime of a sensualist on his kingdom property, he continuously chooses contemporary widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will healthy the invoice properly. yet as soon as those passionate and scandalous figures locate one another, they become aware of that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.
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The reason he was here. Lady Juliet St. Claire. The last time he’d laid eyes on her had to be ten years ago, at a wedding or something. She must have been nine or ten at the time, a bony girl with knobby knees and big brown eyes. She had changed. She was lovely. Lady Juliet was adorned in an expensive, yet tasteful silk rose gown that shimmered like diamonds as she glided across the floor. Her chestnut colored hair was piled high on her head, and dainty tendrils framed her heart-shaped face. Her brown eyes were still big, though apparently deceiving, as he’d heard tales of her ability to instantly chill a man to his bones with just her gaze.
Her brown eyes were still big, though apparently deceiving, as he’d heard tales of her ability to instantly chill a man to his bones with just her gaze. So this was the chit Haywood had decided on. God have mercy on his soul. Luke watched Lady Juliet with methodical eyes. She was instantly swooped down upon by a fortune-hunting viscount, who was quickly followed by other suitors, all light in the pockets, each of them. Without a doubt Will had competition for the heiress’ hand…er…make that fortune.
When they rounded the corner, out of Georgie’s sight, Edmund exuberantly bounced down the hall on his toes. ” Strangely enough she did, though she couldn’t admit that to her precocious younger brother—or anyone else for that matter. Still, she smiled as she thought about Luke Beckford and the tingly way he’d made her feel. Though, if she was honest with herself, most rakes probably had that effect on women, or they wouldn’t be rakes in the first place. Were some men simply born to be scoundrels?
A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh