By Gayle Callen
May perhaps she be the brazen woman who posed for the scandalous portrait? woman Elizabeth Cabot is not any longer the reckless lady she as soon as used to be. Now the darling of the ton, she is decided to place her earlier at the back of her. yet who might have imagined that one conceited act may possibly throw her whole international into chaos . . . and strength her towards a loveless marriage? In desperation, she ways her formative years pal, Peter Derby, with a bold plan. Peter nonetheless recollects the wild and lively lady who had stolen his center. yet may possibly the rumors be precise: is she the version for the scandalous portray putting in London's so much unique gentlemen's membership? If Peter concurs to pose as her fianc?, Elizabeth has promised to bare the total fact. yet Peter has his personal rules approximately this sham "engagement" to the beautiful good looks who is consistently been simply out of his reach—and he is prepared to incite yet one more scandal to make her middle actually his.
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She looked about, seeing that they were still being ignored, and hissed, “I would never do such a thing. ” There were two hot patches of color in her cheeks, and she seemed to have trouble meeting his gaze—but not because she was lying about her relationship with Eastfield. He knew that with certainty. And he felt relieved. “I’m not an artist,” he said. ” “It was professional. It was art. ” “How did you—” “I don’t wish to speak of this anymore. It is time for me to converse with our hostess. ” she called, raising a hand and smiling as she left Peter alone.
Somehow she would make Thomas realize he couldn’t go against the whole Cabot family. And that painting would be gone, she’d make certain of that. What proof would Thomas have against her? Then she’d be “free” again, and William would realize he had a second chance. “But . . Mr. ” Lucy asked with doubt. Elizabeth sank onto the sofa and her friend sat beside her. ” She didn’t mention that she had something to offer him in return, the solution to that wager. “And he agreed, just like that? ” Elizabeth nodded.
He knew that. She’d only viewed him as a friend. But now he had the chance to make her think otherwise, to see him as a man. He slid his hands over her shoulders and down the smooth, elegant slope of her back, pulling her even closer against him. “It’s a good start, Elizabeth,” he said, bending down toward her upturned face. Her eyes widened the nearer he came, but she didn’t pull away. P a g e | 50 He stopped just before their lips met. ” Then he stepped away from her, unlocked the door, and walked out of the library.
A Most Scandalous Engagement by Gayle Callen