By Mary Balogh
Unique e-book: 1993
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
New York occasions bestselling writer Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings jointly the unlikeliest pair of enthusiasts within the unlikeliest position of all– an notorious London condominium of enjoyment.
She was once not like any girl he’d ever met in the ton or the demimonde. yet Sir Gerald Stapleton frequented Mrs. Blyth’s euphemistically dubbed “finishing school” for natural, easy pleasure–and not anything else. So why used to be this proven bachelor so completely captivated by way of one girl particularly? Why did he locate himself puzzling over how this type of infrequent jewel of grace, good looks, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And while she wanted security, why did Gerald, who’d sworn he’d by no means become involved in affairs of the center, hasten to set her up as his personal pampered mistress to make sure her safety–and have her all to himself?
For Priscilla Wentworth, the trail resulting in Sir Gerald’s mattress were as packed with misfortune because it unexpectedly appeared charmed. yet Priss couldn’t let herself to think she’d ever be extra to a guy like Sir Gerald than a well-cared-for item of delight. Now, regardless of Gerald’s deep mistrust of marriage, neither scandal nor society’s censure can hold them apart–only the terror of trusting their hearts.
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Some people rode to hunt; she hunted to ride. She adored the thundering pace, the clean, fresh air, the ecstasy of flying leaps and perfect landings. There wasn’t an obstacle she and her mount couldn’t soar over with room to spare. The thrilling sensation of being tested physically and mentally, of tempting fate at every jump, of riding full-out was wondrous and indescribable and quite effectively banished Dalgliesh and his son from her thoughts. The same couldn’t be said for the earl, who couldn’t help but admire Miss MacKenzie’s brilliant, nervy riding.
I could make you stay,” he whispered. ” He exhaled softly. ” “Not in the least,” she crisply said. ” He wanted her to tell him why this was happening; he wanted the words for his feelings, some explanation for this insanity. “Like you, I don’t know. ” His heated gaze met hers. ” She shook her head. “I’m not sure. I often avoid the kill. ” He was surprised how important her answer was. “Yes, maybe. ” “Strangely, yes. Thank you. Although, since we’re going to postpone our—er—friendship and you’ve aroused the hell out of me, I suppose you’d be angry if I used the servant girl just to get rid of my hard-on,” he whimsically said, a half smile on his face.
I can see why you’re in such demand with your velvet-tongued gallantry,” Zelda said, smiling widely. ” He grinned. “Sorry. I’m quite demented. But happy. ” His smile was wickedly roguish. ” She hit him squarely in the face with the remnants of a scone. ” “No, you won’t. ” “No, just fact. ” “My God, Alec,” she whispered, a flood of longing melting through her body in a hot, lustful wave. ” He liked that she called him by name. He liked that she was as frantic as he. He liked that he felt happy after so long.
A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes, Book 2) by Mary Balogh