By Ava Stone
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A Regency ancient Novel - booklet of the Scandalous Series...
Handsome girls’ guy Lucas Beckford has agreed to assist his buddy, an impoverished baron, win the affections of an icy heiress. it's going to be an easy job, particularly for a seducer of his popularity. even if whilst Luke catches sight of the spell binding girl, he's obsessed with her beautiful brown eyes, speedy wit, and sharp tongue; and his wish to see his buddy marry the woman quick evaporates. Now he simply has to discover how to persuade the penniless lord to show his attentions elsewhere—leaving the Ice Princess to him.
Lady Juliet St. Claire has regularly believed that her fortune may shield her from ever having to relinquish her freedom in marriage. notwithstanding fortune hunters without end hound her, Juliet’s outwardly chilly demeanor retains such a lot of them at bay, licking their wounds or patching up their satisfaction. although while Luke charms his approach into her lifestyles, he simply melts greater than simply her middle. regrettably, the rogue is of the affection ‘em and go away ‘em style, and leaves Juliet’s smooth middle in items. but if her fortune lands her at risk from an unscrupulous foe, Luke returns to her facet, providing his aid and defense. Now Juliet has to determine if her middle is powerful adequate to belief the rogue a moment time.
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I’ll send him on his way and be back in a trice. ” “But, Juliet,” Georgie started. However, Juliet silenced her sister with the wave of her hand. “I can handle Mr. ” As she left the room, she heard Edmund ask Georgie just who Mr. Beckford was and why she’d called him a scoundrel. And while Juliet would have loved to hear her very proper sister try to explain about the handsome rake, she figured she’d better hurry while Georgie was distracted. Her heart was racing as she opened the door to the parlor, and when her eyes landed on Luke, she stifled a smile.
Surprise flashed in his eyes. “Then I’ll just have to convince you,” he drawled. With a crooked grin, Luke rose from the uncomfortable settee and offered Juliet his hand. Though she had no idea what he had planned and was certain it was the exact wrong thing to do, Juliet tentatively took his hand, all the while staring into the devilish green depths of his eyes. Before she knew what had happened, he’d pulled her against the wall of his chest and encircled her waist with his hands. Juliet’s heart was pounding so hard, she was certain he could hear it.
A Scandalous Charade Copyright © 2011 by Ava Stone Cover Design by Lily Smith All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or mechanical means—except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews—without written permission. com Dedication For Brandt, my inspiration for Edmund St. Claire, the nine-year-old Duke of Prestwick. One Rakes and the suffering of ennui February 1812 - London This truly is a den of iniquity, Lucas Beckford thought to himself.