By Eloisa James
A duke needs to decide upon properly . . .
Leopold Dautry, the infamous Duke of Villiers, needs to wed quick and nobly—and his offerings, regrettably, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely attractive and fiercely clever. Villiers betroths himself to her with no additional ado.
After all, no different girl quite 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 identify. part the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is vulnerable to agree.
Torn among common sense and fervour, among intelligence and mind's eye, Villiers unearths himself attracted to the very fringe of impropriety. however it isn't really until eventually he's in a duel to the demise, combating for the popularity of the lady he loves, that Villiers eventually realizes that the best hazard will not be within the dueling box . . .
But within the bed room. And the center.
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She replaced the knife in the chest and climbed into bed, her eyes closing with sleep as soon as her head touched the pillow. Alas, regardless of their doom The little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, Nor care beyond today. Thomas Gray Chapter 2 SABRINA happily descended the stairs, her thoughts centered solely on the lovely summer morning. Birds were chirping melodiously from boughs near the open casement windows, and the scent of roses was carried in with the slight breeze.
Sir Jeremy stopped his pacing abruptly. "What? " "Well, it doesn't all ring quite true," Lucien answered. " Sir Jeremy frowned. "Jensen may be a fool—but he's a damned good swordsman. Prides himself on being a successful duelist. " "I always prefer a fair fight myself, but any man win allows himself to become someone's cat's paw, and be led into conflict at another's direction, is easy prey for any schemer off the streets. " Lucien continued grimly, "I'm afraid our friend Jensen is ruled by his passions and not his head.
Hardly that, since I know nothing about you to laugh at," Lucien replied indifferently. Sir Frederick's mouth curled into a sneer as he leaned forward, and jabbing a finger on the Duke's wide chest said, "No, you do yours behind a fellow's back. " "It would be a waste of my time since you seem to be doing that yourself," Lucien replied coldly. "Why, you! I'll—" Sir Frederick began heatedly, his face a dull red. "Now, now," Sir Jeremy interrupted, a placating note in his voice. "Don't get in a stew, Jensen.
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