By Lorraine Heath
"Lady Louisa longs to marry for ardour and love -- yet will she locate happiness within the hands of the duke?
Lady Louisa Wentworth is familiar with she's going to by no means marry well--her family's impoverished property has ensured as a lot. Resigned to spinsterhood, the proud attractiveness has agreed to chaperone a tender American heiress who seeks a titled husband during the turbulent waters of London society.
The rushing Duke of Hawkhurst needs to marry wealth for the sake of his relatives. This well-heeled younger American, omit Jenny Rose, could do fairly well. however the girl's infuriating chaperone turns out made up our minds to maintain them aside. And worse nonetheless, Hawk unearths himself way more interested in the intoxicating girl Louisa than to her blameless cost!
A romantic subterfuge is termed for--as determined Hawk plots to attract the heiress right into a compromising place, making marriage a need. but if it's gorgeous Louisa as an alternative who falls into his sensuous internet, this video game of hearts takes a passionate and such a lot unforeseen turn...
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Additional info for A Duke of Her Own (Rogues and Roses, Book 1)
She wanted to try the lever just because it was there. She grasped it and pulled it all the way. It made only a slight grinding sound, but it clearly had done something. She took a deep breath, went to the right-hand part of the fireplace, and pushed. Just as in the book, the panel swiveled slightly. Anna stopped to consider. No, she was not dreaming. No, she had not been plunged into the pages of a novel. But there was, assuredly, a secret door. Even Anna’s prosaic heart was beating high and fast as she pushed the panel fully open.
It’s actually quite arousing, you know. We men are such perverse creatures. You’d do better to appear bold and willing. ” Anna realized she was reacting exactly as he said, but she was a trembling innocent. “I wouldn’t kn … know how to act bold, m … my lord,” she stammered. ” “Damnation, girl,” he said without heat, “it’s a kiss I’m demanding, not a life of sin. You’ll be the better for getting over these nervous tremors. ” The snapped authority in the last words had Anna walking toward him before she thought.
Which made her think of lamps. Which made her realize a terrible thing. She’d left the candlestick! At that moment, Anna Featherstone nearly fainted. She wanted to huddle under her covers and pretend none of the recent events had happened but if she didn’t retrieve the candlestick, it would be obvious she’d been there. Quite apart from the fact that she would be short a candlestick, it was probably identifiable as from this house. What on earth would happen to her? What if she’d done some terrible injury to the earl?
A Duke of Her Own (Rogues and Roses, Book 1) by Lorraine Heath