By Mary Balogh
Unique ebook: 2001
Critics name her “a veritable treasure, a matchless storyteller” (Romantic Times). Readers have fallen in love with Mary Balogh’s glowing mixture of wit and romance. Now this fantastic author sweeps us again to Regency England, right into a global of harmful secrets and techniques and glittering intrigue, as a speeding lord meets his fit in a fiery attractiveness who vows to be ... No Man’s Mistress.
The darkish, devastating stranger rode into the village reasonable and wagered twenty kilos on the throwing sales space — for an opportunity to win the daisies in Viola Thornhill’s hair. The Gypsy fortune teller had warned: “Beware of a tall, darkish, good-looking stranger. He can damage you — if you happen to don't first snare his heart.”
Recklessly Viola flirted, then danced with him round the Maypole. after which got here his tender, scrumptious kiss. Viola didn't remorse that she had allow down her shield — till the subsequent morning, whilst he seemed at her door to assert her loved Pinewood Manor.
Lord Ferdinand Dudley gained her domestic in a online game of cards!
Viola hated him for attempting to take every thing, together with her soul. She used to be mistress of Pinewood Manor. but Dudley refused to go away, whilst his moral sense rebelled at compromising this gorgeous blameless whose merely evidence of possession was once a lifeless earl’s promise. Dudley held the deed, yet at what fee?
Each day less than an analogous roof introduced its proportion of temptation, intimacy, and guilt. yet Viola knew it used to be a conflict she couldn't find the money for to lose. Marriage was once out of the query, and he or she will be no man’s mistress. whilst Dudley’s unnerving presence, his realizing smile, threatened to soften her resolve.
Against his higher judgment, Lord Ferdinand Dudley was once beguiled. This maddening attractiveness had stirred him as no girl had ahead of. And he used to be sure and made up our minds to make her his own.
At as soon as sensuous, whimsical, and fantastically romantic, Mary Balogh’s new novel holds us in thrall, bringing to lifestyles a love tale that sizzles with ardour and originality.
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They were so different, she and Lydia. Her sister obeyed the rules, accepted her place in the world, caused not a smidgeon of trouble to anyone, while Nicole strained against every leash, saw every rule as a challenge and, although never purposely, had occasionally caused more than her sister to breathe resigned sighs. Nicole and Lydia had settled into their very different roles early in life, and Nicole realized now that she had allowed herself to become comfortable with always knowing her sister was dependable if sometimes boring, clearheaded if perhaps too intense, and always a model of propriety.
Clearly her own decision never to marry would save her from a life of such nonsense, for which she’d be eternally grateful. Although, considering herself more talented in the area than the fictional Emma, Nicole did think it might be fun to find a suitable husband for Lydia. For, although she saw no need to dip her own toe in matrimonial waters, clearly her sister needed to be loved, needed to love in return. Nicole thought about the Viscount Yalding, who seemed a nice enough man, if rather nervous.
She had knocked him off balance, not physically, as a result of their small collision, but mentally, muddling his brain in a way that had never happened to him before that moment. She was astonishingly beautiful. She was astoundingly forward and impertinent. She possessed the most kissable mouth he’d ever seen. And clearly she knew that, or else why would she have affected that quick, enticing bite of her full bottom lip, if not to drive a man insane? She was also a distraction. With what Lord Frayne had just asked of him, with the information the man had just that morning dangled in front of him so unexpectedly, did he need a distraction at this moment in his life?
No Man's Mistress (Mistress, Book 2) by Mary Balogh