By Mary Balogh
Unique ebook: 1993
BONUS: This variation includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
New York instances bestselling writer Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings jointly the unlikeliest pair of fans within the unlikeliest position of all– an notorious London condo of enjoyment.
She was once in contrast to any lady he’d ever met in the ton or the demimonde. yet Sir Gerald Stapleton frequented Mrs. Blyth’s euphemistically dubbed “finishing school” for natural, basic pleasure–and not anything else. So why was once this proven bachelor so completely captivated by way of one lady particularly? Why did he locate himself considering how this kind of infrequent jewel of grace, good looks, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And while she wanted safety, why did Gerald, who’d sworn he’d by no means become involved in affairs of the center, hasten to set her up as his personal pampered mistress to make sure her safety–and have her all to himself?
For Priscilla Wentworth, the trail resulting in Sir Gerald’s mattress were as jam-packed with misfortune because it without warning appeared charmed. yet Priss couldn’t permit herself to think she’d ever be extra to a guy like Sir Gerald than a well-cared-for item of delight. Now, regardless of Gerald’s deep mistrust of marriage, neither scandal nor society’s censure can preserve them apart–only the terror of trusting their hearts.
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Unique ebook: 2001
Critics name her “a veritable treasure, a matchless storyteller” (Romantic Times). Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh’s glowing combination of wit and romance. Now this astounding author sweeps us again to Regency England, right into a global of harmful secrets and techniques and glittering intrigue, as a speeding lord meets his fit in a fiery good looks who vows to be . .. No Man’s Mistress.
The darkish, devastating stranger rode into the village reasonable and wagered twenty kilos on the throwing sales space — for an opportunity to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill’s hair. The Gypsy fortune teller had warned: “Beware of a tall, darkish, good-looking stranger. He can wreck you — in the event you don't first snare his center. ”
Recklessly Viola flirted, then danced with him round the Maypole. after which got here his soft, scrumptious kiss. Viola didn't remorse that she had allow down her safeguard — until eventually the following morning, whilst he seemed at her door to say her cherished Pinewood Manor.
Lord Ferdinand Dudley gained her domestic in a online game of cards!
Viola hated him for attempting to take every little thing, together with her soul. She used to be mistress of Pinewood Manor. but Dudley refused to depart, at the same time his sense of right and wrong rebelled at compromising this pretty blameless whose in simple terms facts of possession was once a lifeless earl’s promise. Dudley held the deed, yet at what rate?
Each day lower than an analogous roof introduced its proportion of temptation, intimacy, and guilt. yet Viola knew it used to be a conflict she couldn't manage to pay for to lose. Marriage was once out of the query, and she or he will be no man’s mistress. whilst Dudley’s unnerving presence, his understanding smile, threatened to soften her resolve.
Against his higher judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley used to be beguiled. This maddening good looks had stirred him as no girl had sooner than. And he was once certain and made up our minds to make her his own.
At as soon as sensuous, whimsical, and beautifully romantic, Mary Balogh’s new novel holds us in thrall, bringing to existence a love tale that sizzles with ardour and originality.
Unique booklet: 1994
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Rosemary was, after all, the reigning family beauty, and at twenty years of age could hardly be expected to relinquish that position without some feeling of chagrin. Still, she had had her Season, had married Chalmers with the express intention of providing her younger sisters with opportunities to make equally brilliant matches; and it was hardly admirable in her to envy Lily's success. Despite these stern admonitions to herself, Rosemary remained envious. If only Chalmers--but he paid more attention to her sisters.
So it is. " Valerian reached out and grasped her arm. "But don't think to involve me in this imbroglio! I haven't the blunt to buy back what's-her-name's accursed sapphires, and I wouldn't, even if I did. " said Angelica. "Spending all your time taking care of poor people who never pay you a blessed penny. I didn't mean you should buy back what's-her-name's--I mean, Rosemary's--sapphires. Why should you? " With this viewpoint, Valerian saw no reason to argue; Valerian considered his own responsibility not to his father's muddle-headed younger progeny, but to mankind in general.
On her feet were round-toed shoes slashed over the toecap to show a colored lining; around her slender shoulders was a Lyons shawl of flowered silk with deep borders, two and one-half yards square. It was an ensemble that would have overpowered any but the most stunning of beauties, another title to which Lady Chalmers could--and did--lay claim. At twenty years of age she was perfection incarnate, with a cloud of golden curls that clustered around her lovely face, and eyes of the purest blue. She had been, at various times and by various admirers, compared to Aphrodite, Venus, and a Dresden shepherdess, to the detriment of all three.