Only a Duke Will Do (The School for Heiresses, Book 2)
From New York Times bestselling writer and "grand mistress of storytelling" (Romantic Times) Sabrina Jeffries comes the second one seductive tale in her college for Heiresses Series.
"You cannot stay away from him ceaselessly, Louisa. simply inform him you are not , and placed an finish to it."
-- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress
Marry? by no means! it will finish Louisa North's paintings together with her women reform team -- and fact learn, she likes her independence greatly, regardless of her royal father's protests. So whilst Simon Tremaine, the rushing Duke of Foxmoor whom she as soon as enjoyed -- and had exiled from England -- returns bent on marrying her, she's skeptical. Does he actually take care of her, or does he easily wish revenge? it truly is tough to withstand Simon's harmful charms, as the hearth among them nonetheless burns as sizzling as ever. but if his ulterior purpose for marriage is uncovered, besides the deeply buried secrets and techniques of his earlier, Louisa vows to make him pay . . . and the cost can be his middle.
New actions? He couldn’t aid noticing as they neared favourite MPs that the boys forged darkish glances in her path. Glances that grew to become cautious once they fell on him. She had acknowledged that her association wasn’t afraid to voice their reviews approximately criminal reform. simply how forcefully did they convey them? absolutely now not strongly sufficient to irritate the previous protect. although it could clarify the king’s inordinate hindrance for her “safety.” Politics was once concerned. Now all Simon needed to do used to be learn the way. He.
“And what has provoked this strange behavior?” “Judging from her severe response to the flowery bouquets my brother day-by-day leaves for her at my house,” Regina acknowledged, smirking, “she turns out to have constructed an aversion to lilies. that's strange, due to the fact that they’re her favourite flower.” “Is it a critical aversion?” Mrs. Harris’s blue eyes twinkled. “Is she dozing badly? Sighing into her pillow? Croaking out romantic ballads?” “Very amusing,” Louisa grumbled. “I’m tossing the lilies out as quickly as they.
listening to is right, and the London girls Society fairly is making plans a few wild revolution.” The others laughed a section shakily, yet Louisa’s belly twisted up. He definitely knew very much after just a week. And if the opposite statesmen knew what he did, that wasn’t stable. Refusing to allow him realize may perhaps rouse extra suspicion of her group’s political aspirations. That wouldn’t be stable, both. but when she did permit him “observe,” she’d need to undergo his presence. Or may she? A surprising suggestion got here.
watching the line, his fingers fisting at the reins. “Did you notice how Trusbut checked out her?” “His spouse? convinced. i assumed it was once very sweet.” For a second, he acknowledged not anything. while he spoke back, his voice held a wistfulness that tugged at her center. “My father by no means as soon as checked out my mom like that, no longer in the entire years they have been married.” She used to be shocked he might converse of whatever so own. “Regina did say your mom and dad have been relatively formal together.” “Formal?” He gave a harsh snigger. “Cold.
Is towards the reality. Father spent his time at his membership, and mom together with her acquaintances. Her fondness for faro was once a sore topic with Grandfather Monteith. He believed my father corrupted his daughter.” “Is that why your grandfather made you his protégé? simply because his son-in-law was once a dissipated gambler?” “You may say that.” His voice held a strange facet. “It used to be most likely no accident that Grandfather Monteith took me less than his wing after the second one of his sons died. With my mom married,.