By Lorraine Heath
"Lady Louisa longs to marry for ardour and love -- yet will she locate happiness within the hands of the duke?
Lady Louisa Wentworth understands she's going to by no means marry well--her family's impoverished property has ensured as a lot. Resigned to spinsterhood, the proud attractiveness has agreed to chaperone a tender American heiress who seeks a titled husband throughout the turbulent waters of London society.
The rushing Duke of Hawkhurst needs to marry wealth for the sake of his relatives. This well-heeled younger American, leave out Jenny Rose, may do particularly well. however the girl's infuriating chaperone turns out made up our minds to maintain them aside. And worse nonetheless, Hawk reveals himself way more drawn to the intoxicating woman Louisa than to her blameless cost!
A romantic subterfuge is named for--as determined Hawk plots to attract the heiress right into a compromising place, making marriage a need. but if it's stunning Louisa as a substitute who falls into his sensuous net, this video game of hearts takes a passionate and such a lot unforeseen turn...
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She only knew that she wanted to speak with him again; she had enjoyed that fleeting measure of what had felt like mutual understanding, and she wanted it to continue. She did not want him to leave. “Charlotte Engle,” he said. ” Charlotte remembered the young lady who had glanced in her direction, guiding Kenley’s eyes with her own, and she frowned. “I am not betrothed to him,” she said. ” Kenley laughed. ” “Positive,” she replied. “It is only gossip? ” Charlotte laughed. “No,” she said. “I mean yes.
The colonies overseas are dependent markets for exported goods, and now England is opening chartered trade routes with Asia. ” James sighed wearily. “Darling . ” he began. 52 SARA REINKE “Have peace, Lord Roding. I would hear her out,” Kenley interjected, holding up his hand. James looked over his shoulder, shooting Kenley a scathing glance. Kenley ignored him completely and nodded at Charlotte. ” “The aristocracy has not invested in these developments, at least not here, or in other rural counties.
Charlotte whirled, startled, and laughed breathlessly to see Reilly enter the room behind her. “You gave me a fright,” she said. “That is what you get for sneaking into my chamber,” he said. He carried a gazette folded in his hand; as he walked toward her, she did not miss the casual way he dropped the newspaper against his writing table and atop the bundled letters as though he did not want her to notice them. “I was hardly sneaking,” she said, pretending to frown. “Your door was standing open.