By Amanda Quick
From the surprising ballrooms of glittering London society to extraordinary, cursed property within the far away wilds of Yorkshire, comes the deliciously depraved tale of a completely unconventional courtship—and an exciting hour of darkness rendezvous which may merely result in love... At 4 and twenty Victoria Huntington concept herself really adept at fending off fortune hunters... until eventually she got here below siege from Lucas Colebrook, the darkly tense new Earl of Stonevale. Amidst the brightly plumed birds of town, Lucas used to be a hawk. And while he held out the entice of moonlit rides and wild, reckless middle of the night escapades, Victoria chanced on herself powerless to face up to. yet turning into Stonevale's spouse in event used to be way more risky venture than Victoria may possibly ever think. For the sexy Earl could use her each weak point to woo her, to win her, and finally to wed her. and shortly the amber-eyed girl might locate herself ensconced in a crumbling mansion deep within the English countryside... the place the genuine reason behind her hasty marriage turns into all too apparent...and the place the ghosts of her dark-stained previous are ready to get up in a terrifying plot that may threaten her existence, her honor, and the one guy she may possibly ever love.
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Inconvenient, though it was expedient at the time. A shame, really. Wounded men tended to talk very readily. Dead ones were very disappointing in that regard. “But since it has happened . . ” Raven brows arched in concerned inquiry. ” Michael was grateful for that split-second glint of the moonlight on the steely blade that almost saved him. Had he not jumped the wrong way, he would be unscathed. The mistake was a problem, but better than a knife in the heart. Still, how was he supposed to explain the injury on his wedding night?
Keep in mind, you must give him the heir he needs. It really is not all that unpleasant. ” High praise for the event indeed. My wedding night becomes more appealing by the moment, Julianne thought with ironic amusement. ” Apparently nonplussed, her mother took her time fussily pouring herself more tea. ” “What would be preferable would be a more candid explanation of the process. Some women must enjoy it if they risk public censure to take a lover. ” The reproof wasn’t a surprise. Julianne loved her mother but also knew she wasn’t good at discussing deeper topics than the current fashions.
His older brother had mentioned how beautiful she was becoming as she matured, how intelligent and goodhumored, how charming and gracious. The final letter, which hadn’t reached Michael until Harry was gone and in his grave, had explained how fortunate he was to be pledged to a woman who would not only grace his arm in public and his bed in private, but also enrich his life. Did Michael feel undeserving? A resounding affirmative to that question, he thought as he sighed and ran his hand through his neatly combed hair, ruffling the thick strands.