A Most Scandalous Engagement by Gayle Callen

By Gayle Callen

May possibly she be the brazen girl who posed for the scandalous portrait? girl Elizabeth Cabot is not any longer the reckless woman she as soon as was once. Now the darling of the ton, she is decided to place her previous in the back of her. yet who may have imagined that one conceited act may perhaps throw her whole global into chaos . . . and strength her towards a loveless marriage? In desperation, she techniques her youth buddy, Peter Derby, with a bold plan. Peter nonetheless recalls the wild and lively woman who had stolen his middle. yet might the rumors be precise: is she the version for the scandalous portray putting in London's such a lot particular gentlemen's membership? If Peter has the same opinion to pose as her fianc?, Elizabeth has promised to bare the total fact. yet Peter has his personal rules approximately this sham "engagement" to the beautiful attractiveness who is consistently been simply out of his reach—and he is keen to incite yet one more scandal to make her middle actually his.

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Yes, isn’t he,” Elizabeth said, glancing at him again, only to find him watching her, a faint smile on his handsome mouth. ” She lifted a folded letter from her lap. ” Bows followed the duchess as she left the drawing room. The last three men finally took their leave, and Elizabeth faced Lord Thomas. As he came to her slowly, she found herself more and more curious. He stopped before her and said nothing, simply studying her face. —she said, “I still regret that we did not have the chance to dance the other night, Lord Thomas.

She thought of the way he’d cupped her face, the strange sensation of warmth and pleasure. He’d looked deep into her eyes, and in that moment, she’d known he was capable of displaying emotions he didn’t feel—but was she? ” Lucy closed her eyes on a groan. “Well, I have to make him notice me, Lucy! ” It truly bothered her how William could make her feel inadequate about herself. She wasn’t inadequate; she was taking control, making her own future happen, dealing with threats. P a g e | 54 Lucy sank back against the sofa.

His voice grew low and husky. He didn’t try to hide how she affected him. ” She swallowed heavily, unable to hide a wince. “Oh Peter—” His thumb brushed over her lips. ” At last the dark fire of determination rose again in her eyes, and he was glad of it. Whatever was wrong, she needed to be strong to combat it. “If you can do this for me, I won’t let you down,” she said almost grimly. But she was still trembling lightly as he stroked the smooth skin of her cheek, then along her bottom lip. “No one can see us,” she whispered.

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