By Amanda Quick
Unique book: 1994
After a 12 months of grand adventures traveling the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia shiny again to England to find that the true pleasure used to be at domestic. it appears her Aunt Zoe has fallen sufferer to a sinister blackmailer and simply Iphiginia can wish to prevent the offender prior to he can do extra damage. Her plan is galvanized: Imitating history's such a lot mythical beauties--Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite--the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society because the marvelous mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the notorious Earl of Masters. Rumors trace that the Earl has disappeared on the blackmailer's fingers, and by way of posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is confident she will be able to ferret out the villain. in a single day, Iphiginia is reworked right into a imaginative and prescient with a number of keen admirers, together with one she doesn't count on -- the Earl of Masters himself, who strides right into a shimmering ballroom one night to cooly reclaim his "mistress". he's every little thing they are saying he is... conceited, appealing, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can't support yet be enthralled. but if Marcus has the same opinion to play with her charade, she doesn't comprehend that the made up our minds earl has plans of his personal: to tease and tempt her, till the gorgeous deceiver turns into greater than his mistress in identify only.
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He said cordially. “I shall have a stiff neck if I’m obliged to converse with you at that level. ” She looked down at him with laughter in her eyes, but said severely: “No, you will not come up! Odious creature! ” “Can’t you? ” he retorted, and removed the ladder, and laid it down. It was this impish action which drew the protest from her which Oswald heard. ” she said. ” he replied, grinning up at her. ” she complained. “No, no, on the contrary! ” She tried to make her mouth prim, but failed.
Like Edward, he rode over to the Priory to enquire how Aubrey did; unlike Edward, he no sooner clapped eyes on Damerel than he became possessed of a deep and envious hatred. Imber ushered him into the library, where Damerel and Aubrey were playing chess, with Venetia seated on a stool by the sofa, watching the game. This cosy scene afforded him no pleasure at all; and when Damerel rose, and he saw how tall he was, with what careless grace he moved, and how much lazy mockery lurked in his eyes, he knew that his sisters had grossly misled him: they had thought his lordship dull and middle-aged; Oswald perceived at one glance that he was a dangerous marauder.
I must and will speak to you! ” “If you mean Damerel, as I conclude you must, I wish you will say so, and not call him that fellow! ” he exclaimed hotly. ” He flushed. “How can you say that? When I saw—and heard—” “You neither saw nor heard him forcing anything upon me. And you won’t,” she added calmly. “You don’t understand! ” He stared at her, rather nonplussed. “You know nothing about men of his stamp! ” “The fellow’s a rake! ” She gave an involuntary laugh. “How very dreadful! Oswald, do, pray, stop talking fustian!
Mistress by Amanda Quick