By Lisa Kleypas
A twist of fate...
Devon Ravenel, London's such a lot wickedly captivating rake, has simply inherited an earldom. yet his robust new rank in society comes with undesirable tasks . . . and various surprises. His property is saddled with debt, and the past due earl's 3 blameless sisters are nonetheless occupying the home . . . besides Kathleen, girl Trenear, a stunning younger widow whose sharp wit and resolution are a fit for Devon's own.
A conflict of wills...
Kathleen is familiar with greater than to belief a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. however the fiery charm among them is very unlikely to disclaim - and from the 1st second Devon holds her in his palms, he vows to do no matter what it takes to own her. As Kathleen reveals herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, just one query remains:
Can she preserve from surrendering her center to the main harmful guy she's ever recognized?
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She repressed a gasp, and her voice indicated only the veriest agitation when she spoke. “I would need more time I think, Mr. ” “Very well. ” The clandestine publisher smiled. “You have a rare talent, my lady. Quite, quite rare. ” Sliding the package under the counter, he opened the cash register, withdrew an envelope, and handed it to her. “Cash as you prefer, my lady. ” Glancing over her shoulder, he waved his hand as though shooing someone away. Rosalind stiffened but kept her back to the door.
Fitz smiled over the rim of his teacup. ” “I admit, I do. ” “And your eyes and nose. I own several of their paintings—Rossetti and Millais in particular. ” She couldn’t quite keep the shock from her voice. She’d not expected him to be a patron of the arts—other than for paintings of nudes, perhaps. And nudes were not either artist’s speciality. ” “That’s because gossip is by definition about other things,” he noted with a faint smile. ” He laughed. “I’m pleased to see you’re not carping by nature.
Despite his youth, the twenty-third Duke of Groveland had found the larger world equally amenable to his wishes. Although no one but his mother dared call him George. Since he loved her unconditionally and she him, he even allowed her to call him Georgie on occasion. To the world, however, he was Groveland or Your Grace; to his friends he was Fitz or The Monk, while his lovers generally called him darling with great enthusiasm and affection. Surely he could charm one woman into accepting his offer—particularly a destitute female.