By Pam Rosenthal
For 3 years, London's haute city has been captivated through the cool splendor of Philip "Phizz" Marston. Tall, sophisticated, knowledgeable gambler with a chilly, unerring eye for sort, what retains the ruthless social climbers attuned to this dandy's each movement is anything extra unsettling...a grace and sweetness that leaves men and women alike in a kingdom of unthinkable yearning...Lord David Hervey has to be wasting his brain. How else clarify the stressful wants he feels at any time when his eyes meet the penetrating gaze of Mr. Marston? while he overhears a risk at the gentleman's existence, he intervenes and by myself discovers the wonderful truth...beneath the bindings of Mr. Marston's masquerade hides a ravishing physique that's every piece a woman's...Armed with hope and entrusted together with her daring video game, Lord David will not hand over until eventually the girl supplies in, revealing herself to him thoroughly, surrendering her inner most secrets and techniques with each persuasive excitement he can offer...
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Unique e-book: 1996
Jack Lester has to discover a bride. ..
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Jack's center races while he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal seize. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, definite he could by no means marry a bad lady like her. As they play out a video game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the lady he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?
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She's got them. Phizz Marston breathed a long, satisfied, and only slightly wistful sigh, much to the bewilderment of the cluster of youths who'd been studying the cut of his new jacket. He grinned at his admirers—"Andrewes, don't you know, Regent Street, devilish expensive and worth every penny,"—and drifted away into the holiday throng. But the cocky grin faded as Marston strolled out of the youths' line of vision. Tracing a path through the crowd of high-spirited, well-dressed revelers, he seemed alternately to scan the faces about him and to withdraw into himself, as though afraid to encounter the object of his search.
Yes. Right. I was saying that these adversaries of yours, petty and ridiculous as they are, do sense something rather out of the ordinary. Perhaps it's simply the perfection of your masculine masquerade. You're more perfect than any real man, even the most mannered of dandies, and they sense it; they're put off balance by it even as they're humiliated by how absolutely you've captured their attention. They rather enjoy their humiliation, you see, and they write these letters to exaggerate the sense of titillation they feel.
She nodded. " "And our mutual favorite, Lord Crashaw. " He frowned. "But that brings up a serious problem. For my plan was to speak to these gentlemen directly, to see what ill will they harbor you. And whereas I can certainly approach Raikes and Smythe-Cochrane, Crashaw absolutely won't receive me. " He told her, with some pride, about the lands he'd bought up at auction, snatching them from Crashaw's greedy grasp. She listened so eagerly that he told her more than he'd intended, confiding that he was actually a bit strapped for cash these days.
Almost A Gentleman (Brava Historical Romance) by Pam Rosenthal