By Eloisa James

A duke needs to pick out correctly . . .

Leopold Dautry, the infamous Duke of Villiers, needs to wed fast and nobly—and his offerings, lamentably, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely appealing and fiercely clever. Villiers betroths himself to her with out extra ado.

After all, no different lady relatively qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares not anything for garments or decorum. She's engaged to a different guy, and doesn't provide a fig for prestige or name. part the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is prone to agree.

Torn among good judgment and fervour, among intelligence and mind's eye, Villiers unearths himself attracted to the very fringe of impropriety. however it isn't till he's in a duel to the loss of life, scuffling with for the popularity of the girl he loves, that Villiers ultimately realizes that the best chance is probably not within the dueling box . . .

But within the bed room. And the center.

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Or so very much a presence. He filled the air around him, and made people notice him. Or perhaps she was the only one to feel this way. The sooner Arabella was married and settled, the better for everyone. Chapter 4 nm D inner that night was a tray in Arabella’s sitting room, a concession to Arabella’s stated exhaustion. Gillian wasn’t tired from the journey but she was exceedingly tired of being in Arabella’s presence. An Arabella who was pointedly ignoring her. “You should not hold your cup in such a manner,” Gillian said gently.

She stopped, frozen into place by his touch. Nor did he speak, and she couldn’t discern anything from his expression except for an almost imperceptible flinch of surprise. She wanted him to touch her again, to press his fingers along the top of her arm where she seemed especially sensitive. Or perhaps he might encircle her 54 KAREN RANNEY wrist with his fingers, and create a prisoner out of her. As if she would walk away. How much ruin could she endure? ” She turned toward Dr. Fenton. ” She left the earl at the door, managing to cross the room without looking at him once.

Fenton lecture her on patience 38 KAREN RANNEY if he must. ” Arabella stood and walked to the window. “Yes, yes, I know,” Gillian said. “You wish to save yourself for your studies. Medicine calls to you. Life beckons to you as a healer. You are meant for better things. ” She stood and circled the table, intent for her own room. For a moment, Arabella didn’t speak. ” “Because you are irritating,” Gillian answered. “You may not wish to be married, but such is the way of the world. ” “Because you’ve never been without it.

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