By Stephanie Laurens, Kasey Michaels, Nicola Cornick
A girl of Expectations
Jack Lester seeks the suitable bride—one who's beautiful and sort, yet who additionally loves him despite his wealth. that's why he retains this trifling element hidden. but if Sophie Winterton enters his lifestyles, believing he needs to marry into wealth to run his family's property, how will he persuade her that she is the lady he desires—and that he could be the husband she deserves?
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Eve Nightingale notion she had placed her previous as mistress to the Duke of Welburn in the back of her. but if the good-looking duke strolls into her small village, she reveals it challenging to maintain her secrets and techniques concealed…and to maintain her center from stirring for him as soon as again.
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Still single at twenty-eight, girl Emmaline Daughtry has resigned herself to spinsterhood. Then Captain John Alistair arrives at her door—the very picture of the right lover of her such a lot deepest desires. yet can a guy with a mystery and a lady who's by no means recognized love locate happiness jointly?
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Lieutenant Lord CharlesEarheart was standing beside her and Augusta, looking out of the window. "I would not have come home on leave if his grace had not summoned me," he said. "Not when I knew thatStaunton had been invited too. I have no thoughts on his arrival or on the fact that he has brought a wife with him. " If he had intended to speak with cold dignity, he failed miserably. His voice shook with youthful passion. Claudia reached out and touched his hand. He did not pull away, but neither did he turn his head to acknowledge her smile of sympathy.
True, she had been innocent and ignorant and awkward and virgin. She had also been a powder keg of passion just waiting to be ignited. And had heedlessly spilled his seed in her. Very wrong. He had known women come to sexual climax. It happened routinely with all his mistresses. But he had understood last night with humiliating claritythat women faked climax just as they faked delight in the whole process, knowing that for a conceited man it was important not only to receive pleasure in bed but also to believe that he gave it.
Without it, he did not know quite how he would have looked William in the eye, or Claudia, or how he would have been able to speak to them. html almost before he saw his father, that they were there, side by side, husband and wife. And that Claudia was more beautiful than she had ever been. It was enormously satisfying to him—even more so than he had expected—to present his wife. To sense the blank shock in his father's whole being. To display tothem that he had married from personal inclination after all, that he cared not one fig for dynastic considerations.