The Wickedest Lord Alive (Westruthers)
CAN AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
Eight years in the past, a tall good-looking stranger entered Lizzie Allbright's bedchamber and consummated a wedding of the maximum necessity. The Marquis of Steyne agreed to wed and mattress Lord Bute's admittedly attractive daughter to repay his mother's playing accounts. yet as soon as the deed used to be performed, Steyne's lawfully-wedded spouse vanished into the London night…
LEAD TO eternal LOVE?
Years later, Steyne has approximately forgotten approximately his runaway bride. but if he without warning unearths himself wanting an inheritor, he has no selection yet to trace her down. dwelling fortunately in a small village less than an assumed identify, Lizzie is shocked to determine her husband―and to suppose any such powerful allure to him. yet she is downright surprised while he asks her to undergo him a son. How can they very likely repeat the heated stumble upon in their ill-fated marriage ceremony evening with out falling hopelessly in love?...in Christina Brooke's stunningly attractive Regency, The Wickedest Lord Alive.
Christina Brooke's old romances are:
"Clever, lush, and lovely."―Suzanne Enoch
"Sensual and passionate."―Publishers Weekly
"Delightful." ―Night Owl Romance
background but. attention-grabbing. He’d hardly ever met a feminine who may possibly preserve her personal counsel on concerns of such grave significance. He acknowledged, “Do you recognize the place pass over Allbright is?” pass over Beauchamp used to be absolutely agog, yet she was once too good bred to specific it. “I think she's going to be on the Grange, with Mr. Taft,” she stated. “But be warned should you suggest to discover her there, my lord. Mr. Taft is as crusty and bad-tempered an previous gentleman as you’ll come across.” omit Beauchamp’s awareness used to be stuck by means of a scuffle at.
As his marchioness. but, together with his mom bearing down on them, he couldn’t have the funds for to attend even that lengthy. The cautious, sluggish seduction he’d deliberate used to be not possible. the 1st baby they conceived will be a lady. in the event that they have been unfortunate, it could actually take them months or maybe years to conceive a toddler in any respect. yet he couldn't enable such doubts to creep in now. If there has been no precise being pregnant, they might need to invent one. that will a minimum of purchase him time to find and thwart his mother’s plans.
For a second, she idea he’d both shake her or throw her down into the candy meadow grass and ravish her immediate. Lizzie’s middle pounded wildly as she braced herself for the attack. She should run, yet she couldn’t strength her toes to maneuver. He took one hasty step towards her, then stopped. His fingers flexed as though he was once restraining himself from attaining for her. unexpectedly, his face tired of expression and his eyes became chillier than a iciness moon. The very air round him, which.
And circulate on. terrible bastard. Bernard had by no means stood an opportunity opposed to her. The night dragged on, with awkward silences and bouts of compelled dialog. Even Mr. Huntley appeared to think the constraint, for he excused himself early. whilst ultimately Nerissa declared her goal to retire, Xavier rose additionally. “A observe with you, my lady?” He felt the depth of Lizzie’s concentration upon him and willed her to not intervene. Nerissa smiled. “But of course.” She appeared round with a good sigh of.
Him a ridicule glance of innocence. Then she shrugged. “If you insist.” He bowed and allowed her to precede him out the door. “In here.” He confirmed her right into a small parlor within sight. She swept previous him with a sleek of skirts. He closed the door and leaned opposed to it. prior to he may possibly query her, she demanded, “Just what's that woman doing right here, Xavier? I must have idea you’d have extra sense.” “More sense?” he repeated. “She’s my spouse, or have you ever forgotten that fascinating little episode?” “Your.