By Amanda Quick
Unique e-book: 1991
From a stately kingdom apartment in Hampshire to the awesome drawing rooms of London society comes a phenomenal story of an elfin attractiveness, a vengeful lord, and a wild, candy love that's sheer poetry.
With her recognition ceaselessly tarnished by means of a younger indiscretion, gorgeous Emily Faringdon is resigned to a lifetime of spinsterhood–until she embarks on an strange correspondence and unearths herself falling madly in love. delicate, clever, and high-minded, her noble pen good friend turns out to embrace every thing Emily has ever dreamed of in a guy. yet Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl of Blade, isn't in any respect what he seems.
Driven through darkish, smoldering passions and a sad mystery buried deep inside his soul, Blade has all of London cowering at his ft, yet no longer Emily . . . by no means Emily. For while she surrenders to his seductive charms, she is familiar with the true explanation for his amorous go well with. and he or she is aware that she needs to succeed in the center of this golden-eyed dragon prior to the avenging demons in their entwined pasts ruin the one love she has ever recognized.
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If only we knew some of those ladies . . Georgie took a speculative glance at her sister. Oh, but they had. Mrs. Taft. Their foster mother had spent ten years as one of the highest paid ladies in Marseilles before she’d met her English husband, Captain Taft, and he’d impulsively married her, plucking her from her less-than-respectable past. They had loved each other dearly until the day two years past when the Sybaris had returned to Penzance with the terrible news that the captain had been lost in a ferocious storm.
He glanced across the room to see if he could follow her gaze, but the blinding crush of people offered no answers. ” “Actually I am. A blackguard to be specific,” she said, her blunt answer leaving him open-mouthed. ” he sputtered. “A blackguard. You know, a rake. ” That accounted for every man in the room, Colin estimated, with the exception of himself. ” “Oh no,” she said. “Any rake will do. Just so long as he is amoral and experienced. ” She started toward the steps again, then paused, glancing over her shoulder at him.
Georgie grimaced, but she knew she’d never fit into Mrs. Taft’s gown without some help. Tugging it on, Georgie found the ingenious undergarment was hardly the torture suit that English ladies wore, but designed for comfort, with a soft cotton lining and not a hint of whalebone. Kit caught hold of the strings in back and gave them a rueful tug. ” Georgie shook her head, amazed at the transformation the undergarment wrought. Suddenly her waist became more defined, and what it had done to her chest was nothing less than a wondrous miracle.