By Ava Stone
A Regency old Novel - publication 4 of the Scandalous Series...
After years of abuse by the hands of her mom, Cordelia Avery is familiar with the one method out is marriage to the right guy. a guy who will enable her the entire freedom she has ever craved. and he or she has the right guy picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham may not be ideal to someone else, yet taking the man’s black attractiveness into consideration, Cordie believes she’ll take pleasure in the entire freedom she’s continuously wanted for in his disreputable fingers. If basically she might get her center to head in addition to the plan and to forestall jumping each time Lord Adonis…er…the Earl of Clayworth is close by. however the very right earl is so much usually the inaccurate type for her reasons.
Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no goal of ever marrying back. He’s nonetheless attempting to freshen up the mess his first spouse left him, even years after her demise. To the entire international, Clayworth is the epitome of the suitable English gentleman, and he so needs that snapshot used to be the reality. however the fact, because it frequently may be, is grotesque. finally, an ideal English gentleman could by no means have a traitor for a mom. And until Clayworth can locate the facts his past due spouse concealed, he might face the gallows himself. yet an opportunity come upon with the reckless Cordelia Avery offers him the simplest lead he’s had in years to eventually placing his family’s earlier to relaxation. regrettably, concentrating on something except omit Avery turns out a virtually very unlikely activity.
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The faded portraits had been removed from the walls, leaving dark spots where they‘d once hung. All that was left was an Aubusson rug and dull draperies, which Caroline was examining. ―This will have to go too,‖ she said to a harried young maid. Brendan didn‘t know the girl‘s name, but she was disheveled from top to bottom, a weary expression across her rather plain face. After the day he‘d had so far, this was beyond the pale. Brendan stepped over the threshold and slammed the door behind him, causing the glass in the windows to shake.
No one would dare disparage the scandalous Duchess of Kelfield if Lady Astwick were her champion. She wished she knew what she‘d done to capture the dowager‘s attention so she could pass the information to her friend. Cordie felt Clayworth‘s eyes on her and she tilted her head to one side to see him better. The intensity of his stare startled her. His twilight eyes deepened even more and the flutters in her stomach increased when he quirked her the smallest of smiles. ―Miss Avery,‖ Lord Astwick began in a voice that was much too loud for normal dinner conversations.
Bollocks. At the moment, he wasn‘t certain she was any safer with him than with Haversham. ‖ Her quiet voice interrupted his thoughts. Of course he wasn‘t pleased. Brendan always prided himself on his excellent control of any situation, but he didn‘t seem to be in control of anything in her presence. Not of her, certainly, but not of himself either. When he‘d found her in Haversham‘s embrace that afternoon, he‘d wanted to kill the man in his spot. He wasn‘t prone to violence and he didn‘t have uncontrollable, lascivious thoughts.
A Scandalous Past by Ava Stone