By Georgette Heyer
"Can the incorrect bride develop into the right spouse? Adam Deveril, the hot Viscount Lynton, is head over heels in love with the gorgeous Julia Oversley. yet he has back from the Peninsular warfare to discover his family members on the point of wreck and his ancestral domestic mortgaged to the hilt. He has little selection while he's brought to Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a urban guy of it appears limitless wealth and no social goals for himself-but together with his eyes firmly mounted on an appropriate fit for his simply daughter, the quiet and decidedly undeniable Jenny Chawleigh.
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The hum of the breeze charged, yet soothing. ” She saw a house that was waiting. Slightly overgrown and wild, but a home nonetheless. A house in need of someone or something. She drew in the windows, glass peering outward like great eyes searching for their owner to return. ” Fingers undid the strings of her bonnet, tugging it back from her crown. She let him, eyes closing as the shield was removed, but too desirous of the magic to tell him to stop. She tried not to watch as he peeled his gloves from his hands.
We will hold the majority of the games here on the estate, though we will be venturing to London for several games, since many in Town are privy to the competition and wish to observe some of the exploits. You are all aware of the prizes, but there are rules to review before we begin. If you agree to compete, you will sign the sworn statement to abide by the terms set forth. The terms are all or nothing. You don‟t make the rules, you follow them. ” No one spoke, but the charged air said that everyone was listening.
Caroline swallowed. “And the earl thinks these men better than ones you could choose? ” Caroline couldn‟t credit that she could be talking about him . ” A tiny bit of anger that felt an awful lot like a worse emotion threaded through her. “He was likely trying to worm his way past your skirts, Sarah,” she said pragmatically, trying not to wince. It was obviously one of the man‟s traits. ” she admonished. Her expression turned thoughtful. “No, I don‟t think so. I don‟t rate on his scale of regard.
A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer