By Jillian Hunter
From London’s ballrooms to its hot bedrooms, award-winning writer Jillian Hunter spins a seductive dance of wish and breathtaking romance.Lord Griffin Boscastle has no goal of finishing his wonderful profession as a rakehell now that he has inherited a dukedom. nonetheless, there are tasks he needs to discharge earlier than his pleasures resume, together with discovering a bride, and depositing his incorrigible niece at a relative’s academy open air London. it's at this so-very-proper completing institution that flame-haired instructress Harriet Gardner awakens in Griffin feelings so dangerously intoxicating that he needs to stay away from her in any respect fee. but while Harriet unearths paintings within the townhouse the place Griffin is living, her presence tempts him at each turn.Harriet has survived London’s streets a ways too lengthy to permit an boastful duke woo a bride he doesn’t wish while she wants him for herself, and she or he has obvious an excessive amount of of existence to not realize a guy ripe for redemption. yet simply as Harriet unearths definitely the right remedy for His Lordship’s devilish methods, a vindictive enemy intervenes, and the duke whom Harriet has plotted to avoid wasting unexpectedly turns into her dedicated protector.
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The duke asked from his chair. ” “Fetch a bag, Miss Gardner,” Lady Powlis ordered her. Harriet would never admit it, but she looked up to Charlotte as the sister she had always wished for. Why hadn’t Charlotte fought to keep her on, then? The Duchess of Scarfield ought to have a say in this, as well. She could have cried. She shook her head again. “I—” “By this time next week,” Lady Powlis said with remorseless pleasure, “you will be attending a garden party. ” Harriet bolted from the room. Charlotte was standing right outside the door.
The four of them dashed for the carriage as one. The footmen met them halfway. Harriet laughed again, staring down at her muddy flat-heeled slippers. She couldn’t imagine anything more fun than this, not even a midnight ball. It made up for the misery that she had been dealt earlier in the day. And then a cry of unadulterated terror immobilzed her, indeed, everyone within earshot, to the spot. She looked up through the rain as a scruffy young man darted from behind a tree. A knife glimmered in his hand and flashed up toward the woman standing in front of him.
He said in disbelief. “You know what I was. Now you know what I could have been. ” She walked around him. ” he shouted at her. ” She took off her slippers, one at a time, and tossed them at him over her shoulders. They didn’t match her dress, anyway. “Take care of your family, duke. And yourself. ” Chapter Fifteen I had been struck senseless by his fiendish threats, but now, for the first time, the wickedness of my promise burst upon me. MARY SHELLEY Frankenstein The hackney driver who took Harriet to St.
The Wicked Duke Takes a Wife by Jillian Hunter