By Johanna Lindsey
With the spectacular mixture of romance, humor, and poignant storytelling that has made her one of many world's best-loved authors, Johanna Lindsey provides the passionate Regency-era story of an earl's daughter who dares to pose because the spouse of a perilous mercenary with a purpose to shop her former parent.
woman Margaret Landor first met Sebastian Townshend as a toddler, whilst he stuck her peeking into her older sister's engagement ball. Tall, speeding, and captivating, Sebastian was once the most sought-after bachelors in Kent and minimize a romantic determine she wouldn't quickly overlook. by no means did she dream that sooner or later she will be residing at his family's wonderful property with Sebastian's father, the 8th Earl of Edgewood, as her guardian--while Sebastian is banished from his relations as a result tragic result of a duel.
whilst existence at Edgewood takes a sinister flip with the earl discomfort a suspicious variety of life-threatening injuries, Margaret wonders if Sebastian's more youthful brother and his spouse have grown impatient to inherit the earldom. getting down to locate the single guy she believes can set the location to rights, she discovers that Sebastian Townshend has solid a brand new identification for himself at the continent.
referred to now because the Raven, a perilous mercenary, infamous for reaching any challenge regardless of how doubtless most unlikely, he has vowed by no means to come to England. now not until eventually Margaret meets his outrageous financial calls for does Sebastian comply with go back domestic, reluctantly posing as her husband that allows you to facilitate his go back to society. whilst he learns she can't have enough money to pay his rate, he indicates a scandalous exchange.
As Margaret and Sebastian paintings to discover the intrigue at his father's property, a fierce ardour blooms that neither of them expected and neither can withstand. yet can Margaret convince Sebastian to desert the darkish direction he believes is his destiny and declare the life--and love--he merits? Breathtaking in scope and wondrously passionate, Marriage such a lot Scandalous is Johanna Lindsey at her best.
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Her presence may possibly make a distinction. yet she didn’t imagine Sebastian would need her help immediately. He may be keen to bare feelings that he wouldn’t exhibit if she have been current. along with, he might were the 1st to indicate it if he inspiration she may perhaps support. She went again downstairs, fervently wishing him success. Douglas was once snoozing. Sebastian used to be nearly relieved, a reprieve, because it have been. other than he wasn’t going to go away. He didn’t imagine his wait will be lengthy. Douglas was once propped up in his mattress. He’d been unsleeping and examining, the e-book laying on his thigh, his hand nonetheless on it. The maid who was once sitting around the room stated not anything whilst he entered and left quick at his nod towards the door. Sebastian took the chair by way of the mattress, yet he didn’t remain in it lengthy. He paced a few. He was once extra apprehensive than he’d anticipated. No different guy alive may well motivate that emotion in him. yet his father may perhaps. The struggle he’d had with Anton within the reliable prior had grew to become out to be relatively pleasurable, although the guy appeared vaguely time-honored to him and he couldn’t work out why. He didn’t get any solutions from the chap concerning the injuries. Very unswerving to Juliette, he used to be. And he’d post a very good security. The stocky Frenchman had held his personal properly, giving Sebastian a appropriate exercise session. deliberating that comfy Sebastian a bit, permitting him to place his defenses in position, one after the other. while he was once eventually prepared, he became again towards the mattress, desiring to wake Douglas, in basic terms to discover his father’s eyes on him. for the way lengthy? Douglas must have spoken, requested what he used to be doing there, something. That he’d stated not anything indicated he had no purpose of speaking to Sebastian in any respect. The gravestone... “I’m now not dead,” Sebastian nearly knotted up. “I’m no longer a dream, both. Nor am I right here through selection. So don’t fear, I’ll depart simply once i will guarantee Maggie that you just aren’t going to go out your room, journey over a twine, and collapse the bloody stairs. ” “What the satan are you speaking approximately? ” “Well, that’s something,” Sebastian stated dryly. “At least you seek advice from ghosts. ” “Sebastian. ” The caution observe labored rather well, harked again to his formative years. It used to be all Douglas had ever had to do along with his sons, easily say their names in that individual tone, and so they felt reprimanded adequate to finish any argument or excuses they'd coated up. “Beg pardon,” Sebastian acknowledged. “I’ll take the time to stay to the proof, one among that's, Margaret’s journey to Europe wasn’t to journey and store as she allow on. It was once expressly to discover me and persuade me to come back the following. ” “Why? ” “I’m attending to that. She had no success in convincing me, on the grounds that I swore by no means to come back to England. She controlled to trick me, although, into taking the task, which she’s already paid handsomely for. So I’ll see it via till i will guarantee her that she’s only a foolish lady with an overactive mind's eye. in case you will cooperate lengthy adequate for me to do this, then i will get the hell out of the following and we’ll either be left in peace back. ” “I can have sworn you pointed out facts,” Douglas stated coldly.