She's No Princess (Guilty Series)
Laura Lee Guhrke
A Royal Pain...
The illegitimate daughter of a prince and a infamous courtesan, Lucia has been limited to colleges and convents for many of her lifestyles. yet that hasn't stopped her from inflicting one scandal after one other. Exasperated, her royal father makes a decision that his beautiful hellion of a daughter has to be married instantly. And Sir Ian Moore, Britain's so much right diplomat, is the best guy to decide on her a groom.
Diplomacy, no longer matchmaker, is Ian's distinctiveness, yet he vows to get Lucia married off once attainable in order that he could go back to his genuine tasks. but, regardless of an abundance of very keen, important applicants, none is a fit for Lucia's spirit and hearth. And the extra time Ian spends with the infuriating good looks, the extra reluctant he's to marry her off. may it's that he has already stumbled on Lucia the appropriate husband...and it truly is Ian himself?
With Princess Elena, and that i guarantee you that I regard the incident as not anything greater than a minor indiscretion. I additionally are looking to say that during those 3 weeks, i've got constructed a deep, heartfelt regard for you. As on your dowry and source of revenue, all i will do is guarantee you it's not these which inspire my emotions. i've got a considerable fortune and will safe your destiny and that of our youngsters rather well with no your dowry.” He used to be offering. Lucia shoved apart her shock and compelled herself to contemplate.
started to chuckle. “Oh, he was once so offended with me! If dragons have been genuine, Mamma, that guy will be one, for while he's indignant, his eyes flash like dragon hearth. it's extraordinary.” “Like a dragon, is he?” Her mom sounded amused. Lucia scarcely spotted. She leaned ahead at the sofa. “Mamma, do you actually imagine a kiss tells a lady what she must know?” “I imagine it tells you what you want to understand, Lucia. it's not so for all girls, yet for you, i believe, yes.” “But—” Lucia bit her lip,.
might develop as much as bedevil and enchant the following new release of honorable British gents. the single query was once who the daddy of these ladies will be. He heard footsteps. It used to be time. Ian drew a deep breath and opened his eyes. Lucia stood there. on my own. along with her tiara in her hand and a glance of disbelief on her face that advised him she’d discovered it. “There is a ruby in my tiara.” Her darkish brows drew jointly in puzzlement. “Did you recognize approximately it?” “Yes.” She held up the diamond-encrusted circlet,.
Mother’s bedchamber to determine if Francesca wanted to accompany her and located the opposite lady already occupied. She was once being outfitted right into a blue velvet using behavior via her modiste. “I’m afraid I can’t select you this present day, darling. i've got all types of plans. For something, my new using behavior has simply arrived.” “So I see.” Lucia studied her mom for a second, appreciating how good the royal blue colour complemented Francesca’s darkish auburn hair. She additionally spotted that the modiste used to be now not easily.
As they ate, smiling as she considered how he’d pulled her in the back of that hedge so the gardeners wouldn’t see him kiss her. He fairly used to be lovely. So right at the floor, and so fiery beneath. She meant to spend the complete day stoking that fireplace inside of him till either one of them have been burning sizzling. Now was once an ideal time to begin. “It’s a stunning day,” she commented, “but it’s so warm.” With that, she leaned ahead at the blanket and slipped off her sneakers. She hitched up the hem of her skirt.