By Mary Balogh
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whereas girl Angeline Dudley’s pedigree dictates that she needs to land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible good looks longs for an easy, usual suitor. So while Edward Ailsbury, the hot Earl of Heyward, defends her honor with unrivaled civility, Angeline thinks that she has came across real love. Persuading the earl is one other topic fullyyt. From her unconventional model experience to her hoydenish antics, Angeline is the final lady on the earth for Edward. And but a stolen kiss awakens anything primal inside of him. certainly, being a gentleman, he does the precise factor after compromising a girl: He deals marriage. The thought is born of responsibility, yet will Angeline reason Edward to ignore decorum in the back of closed doorways, the place sensuality and seduction play depraved video games? For a right spouse by means of day can turn into a husband’s mystery mistress via evening, while scrumptious hope rules.
Includes Mary Balogh’s “Now a Bride,” that includes additional scenes from her Mistress sequence and an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The Proposal.
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whereas girl Angeline Dudley’s pedigree dictates that she needs to land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible good looks longs for an easy, traditional suitor. So while Edward Ailsbury, the hot Earl of Heyward, defends her honor with unequalled civility, Angeline thinks that she has came across precise love. Persuading the earl is one other subject completely. From her unconventional type feel to her hoydenish antics, Angeline is the final lady on the earth for Edward. And but a stolen kiss awakens anything primal inside him. clearly, being a gentleman, he does the suitable factor after compromising a woman: He bargains marriage. The thought is born of responsibility, yet will Angeline reason Edward to ignore decorum at the back of closed doorways, the place sensuality and seduction play depraved video games? For a right spouse by means of day can turn into a husband’s mystery mistress via evening, whilst scrumptious hope rules.
Includes Mary Balogh’s “Now a Bride,” that includes additional scenes from her Mistress sequence and an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The idea.
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A captivating tale of passionate awakening and redemption, Mary Balogh’s new novel unites a struggle hero consigned to darkness with a notable girl who unearths her personal salvation by way of exhibiting him the sunshine of love.
eager to break out his mother’s matchmaking, Vincent Hunt, Viscount Darleigh, flees to a distant kingdom village. yet even there, one other marital catch is sprung. So while pass over Sophia Fry’s intervention on his behalf unearths her unceremoniously booted from her guardian’s domestic, Vincent is pressured to behave. He could have been blinded in conflict, yet he can see an answer to either their difficulties: marriage.
at the start, quiet, unassuming Sophia rejects Vincent’s idea. but if this sort of gloriously good-looking guy persuades her that he wishes a spouse of his personal deciding upon up to she wishes safety from destitution, she consents. Her substitute is simply too dreadful to consider. yet how can an all-consuming hearth burn from this sort of chilly association? As friendship and camaraderie result in candy seduction and sensual excitement, dare they think a cut price born of desperation could lead them either to a love destined to be?
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“Balogh is familiar with not just the period, with all its nuances, yet [also] understands her characters so completely that readers are swept into her tales. There’s a usual reserve—a calmness and quiet in her prose—that permits the tenderness of the romance to drag on the reader’s center. it is a superbly rendered marriage-of-convenience love tale that might win a spot on keeper cabinets. ”—RT publication reports (4-1/2 stars)
“This horny, touching e-book revisits the marriage-of-convenience plot, becoming a member of heroic, conflicted characters who're navigating their very own models of darkness and providing them to the redemptive energy of affection. Regency best-seller Balogh once more takes a customary romance trope and imbues it with center, emotional intelligence and faultless authenticity. ”—Kirkus studies (starred review)
“This touching, completely mesmerizing tale overflows with sophisticated humor, extraordinary conversation, breathtaking sensuality, and helping characters you need to recognize larger. ”—Library magazine (starred review)
“Balogh can consistently be relied on to convey a fantastically written Regency romance with attractive, strange characters, and the second one in her new Survivors’ membership sequence (after The suggestion) is not any exception. . . . destiny sequence installments promise extra compellingly tormented heroes. ”—Publishers Weekly
“[A] poignant and considerate romance. ”—Booklist
“A compassionate love tale with a special hero and heroine . . . The discussion is snappy, and the climax . . . is intriguing and is helping lead to the completely satisfied finishing. . . . The association [is] a needs to learn. ”—Fresh Fiction
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Unique booklet: 1996
Jack Lester has to discover a bride. ..
But the place can he locate the right girl? She needs to be beautiful, type, a very good conversationalist. .. and most crucial, she has to just accept him as he's: devilishly good-looking, fascinating and, so far as a person is aware, bad as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll by no means locate the best wife.
Jack's center races whilst he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal catch. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, sure he could by no means marry a negative woman like her. As they play out a video game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the girl he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?
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A week ago, her little boy, Andrew Ethan, had just turned six months old, but Grace's lithe figure had already returned. Timmons knocked just then and Tory beckoned the short, stout butler into the room. The tea cart rattled over to the Oriental carpet and stopped in front of the sofa, then the small man silently left the drawing room. "All is not yet lost," Tory said to Grace, leaning forward to pour the steaming brew into three gold-rimmed porcelain cups. " Rafe had been instrumental in saving Grace's life and that of her newborn baby.
The duchess couldn't imagine what Danielle was doing back in London, or what had possessed her to come to a place where she was so obviously not welcome. " Lady Mary Rose looked up at him with a worried expression. " Rafe's gaze never wavered. Something flashed in his in tense blue eyes, something hot and wild Miriam hadn't seen there in nearly five years. Anger tightened the skin across his cheekbones. He took a steadying breath and fought to bring himself under control. Looking down at Mary Rose, he managed a smile.
Surely she could buck up enough to make it through this last fund-raising event before they departed. And, as Aunt Flora had said, the children would be there. There would be at least a few friendly faces to get her through the afternoon affair. A knock at the door drew her attention. An instant later, the door swung open and her lady's maid, Caroline Loon, walked in. Caro smiled widely. "Lady Wycombe sent for me. " The Handmaiden's Necklace 25 Dani rolled her eyes, thinking that she hadn't had a chance from the start.
The Secret Mistress (Mistress, Book 3) by Mary Balogh