By Kate Noble
From a stunning new voice in old fiction comes a couple of mismatched fans who locate themselves stuck in a such a lot scandalous position.
pass over Gail Alton isn't having a great day. Or a very good yr. First, her new stepmother strong-arms her into attending the Season as a foil to her appealing sister Evangeline. Then, whereas using her mare within the park, she will get toppled through a stuffy, self-important, too-handsome-by-half "gentleman" who has the audacity responsible her for his or her fall into the cold lake! Little does she be aware of that the exact same guy will quickly be present in a compromising place with Gail's sister.
compelled into requesting Evangeline's hand in marriage, Maximillian, Viscount Fontaine, can't take his brain off the irksome woman who threw him from his horse and who can fit wits with him at each flip. He's made up our minds to persist with via along with his most sensible intentions, but he can't deny that each come across with Gail makes him are looking to forged propriety aside-and whisk away the sister of his soon-to-be bride.
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A thousand things tumbled through her mind, not the least of which was the distasteful notion that he had insisted on keeping her company because he had no money. And exactly how was it that one of the richest men in England could find himself in such a predicament? She did not want to know. "I see," she said, and snatched up her reticule. " She raked a look across him, and with surprising dexterity given her state, managed to pull open the little bag and produce several coins that she tossed onto the table.
Honestly, she hardly knew him well enough anymore to know what to call him. He wasn't the same man she had known in her childhood, something she realized the day he had called on her to explain in that condescending way of his that she wasn't good enough for Lord Rothembow and should therefore set her sights on other men. This from the man who led Phillip to his demise with the constant gambling and drinking and Lord knew what else. Granted, sitting beside her now he looked the very same as the Julian Dane she had known all those years ago.
My dear, you will want to rest now," her father interjected, and grasping her elbow, steered her toward the door and rapped softly. It was immediately swung open by a footman who stood ready to attend. "Rest now, and I shall see you at supper," he said, and releasing her elbow, turned back into the room. " As the door swung shut, Claudia saw him motion his guests to be seated as he resumed his seat, extending his hand so that Randall could fill it with his snifter. Dismissed. It was the same scene that had been played out hundreds of times in this house and one that never failed to embarrass her.