By Iris Johansen
Unique e-book: 1994
Now, from nationally best-selling Iris Johansen comes an exciting story of abduction, seduction, and give up that sweeps from the shimmering halls of Regency England to the decadent haunts of a infamous rogue...
She used to be a hostage torn among ardour and loyalty...
Marianna Sanders learned she couldn't belief this darkish and savagely seductive stranger who had come to spirit her away around the sea. She possessed a mystery which could topple an empire, a mystery that Jordan Draken, the duke of Cambaron, was firm to wrest from her. within the eyes of the realm the boastful duke was once her dad or mum, yet they either knew she used to be to be a prisoner in his sinister plot—and a slave to his beautiful pleasure.
He was once the marvelous rake they known as the Duke of Diamonds...
For years, incredible, lethal Jordan Draken had schemed to ruin the emperor who threatened every thing he valued such a lot on this planet. Now that he held this defiant girl who was once the foremost to his ultimate triumph, he felt a fierce feel of satisfaction...and the 1st stirring of wish. She used to be purely imagined to be a pawn in his plans, yet as soon as by myself along with his captive, Jordan discovered she used to be a prize he may perhaps by no means surrender.
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Isaacson, and then chagrined to think that perhaps it was what her employer had thought she was requesting. Many of the girls did walk out with men…but no…no—it did not have to be done this way, in the showroom, in front of the other girls and the clients. She was publicly branded—her position made crystal-clear. Sold for the price of a silk plaid showroom dress and cockade. Business had gone on around her. When she found the nerve to look up, the Japanese ladies were engaged in appointing a time for the first hand to go round to their hotel for the measurements.
I have not heard of Lady Cove,” Miss Gernsheim said unencouragingly. ” “Certainly,” Leda said, stung. “They have held the 42 / Laura Kinsale barony since 1630. ” “Indeed. ” Leda looked down at her gloves. “No, ma’am,” she murmured. “Ah. ” “No, ma’am,” Leda said again, and was silent. “I believe ‘Etoile’ is also an unfamiliar name to me. ” “How sorry I am,” Miss Gernsheim said in a businesslike tone. “But what are your origins? In a case such as yours, with little experience and a history of resignation with prejudice, prospective employers will wish to know who you may be.
Samuel didn’t have a proper last name. He felt a sham in his fine clothes. Little Kai snuggled in Mrs. Dominis’ lap and laid her cheek against the broad expanse of the Hawaiian woman’s bosom. Robert fussed at being left out until she gave him a kukui-nut lei. The four-year-old sat down at her feet and applied himself to unraveling the knots between the black, polished nuts. ” Mrs. Dominis asked. He nodded. The American and English ladies never spoke to the children in the drawing room, but the Hawaiians always wanted to know what he’d been doing, as interested as if they were children themselves.
The Beloved Scoundrel by Iris Johansen