By Julia London
Kate Bergeron is the gorgeous and mysterious former mistress of a material merchant...and the most recent attractiveness to seize the curiosity of the Prince of Wales. Mired in a disastrous divorce, the Prince makes an attempt to distract consciousness from his subsequent amorous pursuit by means of ordering Grayson Christopher, the eligible Duke of Darlington, to faux to London society that he is having an affair with Kate. whilst Grayson reluctantly concurs to his Prince's call for, he reveals the girl not more keen than he's. Kate will grudgingly act the half in public, yet her favors usually are not on the market to any guy. As Grayson and Kate mimic ardor for the area to work out, they locate what begun as a deception changing into all too genuine. And while ardour flames into love, their hindrance turns into severe. For whereas marriage among a duke and a courtesan may possibly by no means occur, Kate understands in her middle that she is keen to just accept not anything less....
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What would happen to her then? Would he toss her back to the streets? Would he hand her off to one of his friends? What sorts of lewd acts might he expect of her? What if he got her with child? Would she lose her appeal then? Would he provide for the child? Her worries had kept her up more than one night, but then, as suddenly as the news of the prince’s interest in her had come, she’d been given a reprieve. On the night Benoit had had her trunks moved to her new town house and had said his fare-thee-wells (which, Kate noted, was not unlike a farewell he might have given any one of his many servants), he had told her about the prince’s unique situation.
Wellesley nodded; the footman lowered the tray and allowed him to take two flutes from it. He handed one to Kate. “Champagne,” he said needlessly. ” Did Wellesley honestly believe the prince had found her lying in the gutter and brought her in? “Thank you,” Kate said. She lifted her flute in a mock toast to him and sipped. It was excellent champagne. Benoit would have been quite impressed, and he’d not been an easy man to please. In more ways than one. Kate stood beside a silent Wellesley, sipping the champagne, looking about the room and wishing she were home beneath a lap rug with a book.
That certainly took him aback. ” “I explained to you the first time I met you that I did not ask for this, either, Your Grace, but I do not have the power to remove myself from the situation. ” Grayson bristled. She was too bold by half. “You obviously do not know who you are speaking to in such a manner—” “Oh, I am well aware,” she said, her eyes glittering now. ” He gaped at her. No one had ever spoken to him in this manner. ” Her expression suddenly changed; she looked almost sad. “Perhaps I am.