Beguiling the Beauty (Berkley Sensation)
whilst the Duke of Lexington meets the mysterious Baroness von Seidlitz-Hardenberg on a transatlantic liner, he's interested. She’s precisely what he’s been looking for—a appealing girl who pursuits and entices him. He falls demanding and fast—and quickly proposes marriage.
And then she disappears with no trace…
For in fact, the “baroness” is Venetia Easterbrook—a right younger widow who had her personal vengeful purposes for instigating an affair with the duke. however the plan has backfired. Venetia has fallen in love with the guy she despised—and there’s no telling what could ensue while she is eventually unmasked…
inhabitants of the send looked as if it would have congregated close to the tenders. outdated girls tottered approximately in pairs. teenagers have been held aloft to work out over the rails. younger americans chattered approximately Buckingham Palace and Shakespeare’s cottage, whereas waving at a young rowing towards the Rhodesia. eventually he noticed her status on the rail. reduction swallowed him entire. as though sensing his urgency, the gang parted, and people close to her scooted away to make room for him. yet she didn't recognize his presence as he.
To be back?” “In June.” A month earlier than their eight-year pact ran out in July. “In time to have a little bit enjoyable in London, I see. I’m certain she needs to be anticipating it.” Fitz didn't resolution. Millie took one other chew of her toast, swallowed it with the aid of an entire cup of tea, and rose. “Well, examine the time. I’d larger get Helena prepared. She has a becoming this morning that Venetia made me swear i wouldn't forget.” “You slightly ate anything,” he mentioned. Why needs to he additionally detect.
Melodious. As boastful and callous as she was once, there has been no longer a unmarried sensory element of hers that was once whatever below perfection. “I won't let my baby to be stated within the family of a person silly and gullible adequate to marry you.” “Well, that definitely gets rid of you from rivalry, doesn’t it? You, sir, wanted to marry me, too, if I keep in mind correctly.” She really dared to remind him of it. disgrace and anger jostled in him, either scalding sizzling. “I needed to marry the Baroness von.
Continent away and all playacting. was once Venetia’s seeming excitement all playacting, too? “But why so soon?” she requested. “And why didn’t you let us know anything?” Helena used to be beside herself. “We may have avoided you from making this poor decision.” Fitz frowned. “Helena, is that any approach to communicate to Venetia on her marriage ceremony day?” “You weren’t there,” Helena acknowledged impatiently. “You didn’t listen all of the hateful issues he acknowledged approximately her.” Fitz thought of Venetia. His gaze dropped to her waist. It.
She final dug: Then she’d been an indefatigable baby who by no means ached anyplace; now she was once a pregnant girl who didn’t sleep good. it might be wiser to be on her as far back as the home. She had ready for her time out with a flask of tea and a sandwich. The sandwich was once already gone—eaten en course, because it had taken her longer than anticipated to discover the location. The flask, too, was once approximately empty—the day had warmed quick. it might be a scorching, thirsty stroll domestic. The sound of horse hooves and wheels. She.