By Victoria Alexander
Allow no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Victoria Alexander sweep you away together with her magnificent new romance, during which one another way right girl discovers that keenness is her legacy. . .
Widowed Julia, girl Winterset, has inherited a book--a very surprising book--that each gentleman in London turns out to need. For a charismatic businessman, it is a likelihood to construct an empire. For a speeding novelist, it may possibly warrantly reputation. yet to a proud, domineering earl, it ability every thing. . .
Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, cannot permit the obstinate Julia liberate the shameless memoir that may destroy his family's identify. however the in basic terms option to cease her could be both sordid--if way more enjoyable. For his opponents are motive on seducing the alluring lady to procure the booklet. And Harrison is not the type to again clear of a contest with the stakes this excessive. Now the winner will declare either the scandalous memoirs and the center in their gorgeous proprietor. . .
"Warm, witty and wise." --Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling writer
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After which what? ” He drew his brows jointly. “What? ” “Did you predict me to keep on with in Hermione’s footsteps? To turn into your mistress? ” “No! ” He huffed. “That inspiration by no means crossed my brain. i assumed you’d turn into my spouse! ” “Because that’s the right kind factor to do after an evening of ardour? ” “Yes! No! That’s now not why in any respect. ” “Come now, my lord, i'm really not the kind of lady you will have for a spouse. ” “No, you’re not,” he snapped. “Then we're agreed. ” “We’re now not agreed on whatever! ” “Apparently! ” She drew a deep breath. “Did you actually imagine you'll get the memoirs this manner? ” He hesitated. the concept had crossed his brain. “I achieve this hate to disappoint you. ” Her eyes narrowed. “My plans haven't replaced in the slightest degree. I shall promote the memoirs for booklet the instant I go back to London, which I intend to do once attainable. ” She began for the door. “Oh, and that i do express regret that you simply shall need to return in your notice to girl Holridge. you don't have anything good in hand. completely not anything. ” With that she nodded and took her depart. For an extended second he stared on the door. What precisely had he performed that used to be so fallacious? sure, he had made assumptions a couple of destiny jointly that will were untimely. and positively it will probably now not were clever to point to girl Holridge the memoirs wouldn't be released. He had recognized that prior to he had acknowledged it however it had gave the impression of an excellent proposal on the time. and maybe it have been presumptuous on his half to imagine that she may acquiesce to his wish to not put up the e-book now they'd shared a mattress. yet this used to be a girl who had treated herself without support from someone for the final 3 years. One may imagine she could were thankful to have a guy take cost. He winced. That, doubtless, used to be the place he had made his largest mistake. Nor had it been clever to confess that she used to be no longer what he sought after in a spouse. yet what he sought after had replaced. Now he sought after a spouse who might force him mad. Now he sought after Julia. He could go back to London right now. extra dialogue with Julia at the present time may serve neither of them good and he or she wanted time to come back to her senses and observe he used to be in basic terms attempting to support. after which he may … court docket her. certain, that’s what he’d do. ship flowers—not roses—and tokens of love and notes professing his love. He’d write poetry if useful and he could stroll in that rattling park each morning if he needed to. He had come the following within the first position to rescue her and he was once no longer approximately to allow somebody, even Julia herself, stand within the approach of his doing simply that. no matter if she discovered it or now not, she wanted him. And damnation, he wanted her. And he refused to spend the remainder of his existence with no her. … for that reason i used to be really touched and so much thankful. It used to be obvious, to my satisfaction, that his lordship have been completely proficient. It has frequently appeared to me there's little or no distinction among the learning of a guy and that of a puppy, even supposing a puppy is mostly a lot more uncomplicated. he'll research right habit by way of little greater than the repeated providing of a tasty morsel as a present for his activities.