Published by Entangled Publishing on August 22nd 2016
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London, 1819. Four years ago, Darius, the Earl of Redgrave fled London two weeks before his wedding to Lady Mary’s sister and married another woman. Now a widower, he has returned to seek a new wife.
One woman catches his eye . . .
At first, Lady Mary doesn’t recognize the handsome lord as the cad who ran out on her sister. After giving him the cut direct in a London ballroom, she finds herself running into him everywhere she goes, and fighting a forbidden attraction. Not only has Mary sworn off men, Redgrave is so very wrong for her. But she cannot stop thinking of his kisses. Redgrave means to stay away from Mary but it is impossible. Passion between two people who can never be together is a dangerous game.
“Ah, yes, my lord. Of course.” Worrying her lower lip, Miss Edgeworth turned to the girls on her left. “This is Lady Catherine and Miss Elizabeth Stanton.” She stopped and then turned to Miss Yellow Gown. “And this is Lady Mary.
Bells went off in his head and he drew in a quick breath as the girl smiled at him. Then Miss Edgeworth continued. “Ladies, may I make known to you…the Earl of Redgrave.”
Lady Mary stopped mid-curtsy and gasped. Her gloved fingers flew to her mouth, and she stepped back. “Lord Redgrave?”
“Yes, my lady.”
She drew herself up and glared at him with a look that would freeze a summer lake. Her mouth moved as if she wanted to say something, but then she merely turned her back and walked away, giving him the cut direct.
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