By Julianne MacLean
Clara Wilson has come the entire approach to London to transparent her identify (after her wilfulness has left her rather unweddable around the ocean). yet sooner than she even has an opportunity to guidance her curtsey, she stumbles into the palms of Seger Wolfe, Marquess of Rawdon. Clara hasn't ever felt love earlier than, yet she has without doubt while she meets the Marquess that this is often what it sounds like. Too undesirable love is the very last thing on her mind—she's the following to discover a husband, no longer a rake.
Every stable gossip is aware that the notoriously filthy rich Marquess enjoyed and misplaced years in the past, and few have ignored the best way his damaged middle drove him from society ballrooms into society girls' bedrooms. but if he meets the lost Clara Wilson at one of many town's ever-so-scandalous mystery balls, the will he feels for her is just too robust, and it pulls him again into the swirl of aristocratic London. Now he unearths himself competing for the guts of the beside the point attractiveness, and risking his personal middle within the video game.
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Then he could at least say he tried. He approached the ladies and made a bow. ” “Good evening,” they both said simultaneously. He offered his hand to the heiress. ” Clara’s whole body stiffened as she gazed up at her dream lover in a shock-induced stupor. She hadn’t expected him to approach her after he’d been the one to march her back to Mrs. Gunther the first time they’d met. She was surprised he hadn’t turned and run in the opposite direction when he’d recognized her a few minutes ago. But who was she to refuse such a gift?
She carefully handed the sleeping infant to his nurse, 42 JULIANNE MACLEAN Louise, who headed for the door to take him upstairs to the nursery. Clara closed the door behind Louise. Sophia pressed the heels of her hands to her eyes. “Sit down, Clara. ” Clara sat on the bed, not altogether certain how to explain her feelings to her sister, who already had enough on her plate with two babies barely ten months apart. All she knew was that she needed to do something to get over this foolish infatuation, because it wasn’t going away on its own.
That hair . . that body. It was him. He was here. A hot thrill rushed through her, shooting into her belly like a firebrand. She stood motionless, intently watching him, not sure if she’d be able to move her legs if she tried. She was fixed to the spot, staring at all of him, from his beautiful head down to his shiny black shoes. He looked as handsome as she remembered. More so, after the week spent dreaming about him. She was completely thunderstruck by his powerful, breathtaking presence. ” Sophia asked.