By Meredith Duran
"*IN GRITTY, WORKING-CLASS LONDON, SHE DOES WHAT SHE needs to to outlive . . . *
When Nell Whitby breaks into an earl’s residence on a nighttime quest for revenge, she reveals her pistol pointed on the fallacious man—one good-looking as sin and bare because the day he used to be born. Pity he’s a lunatic. He thinks her a lacking heiress, yet extra to the purpose, he’ll support her break out the slums and correct a grave injustice. now not a nasty discount. All she has to do is marry him.
*A infamous LADIES’ guy may possibly TAKE HER FROM POVERTY TO OPULENCE . . . yet AT WHAT PRICE?*
A rake of the 1st order, Simon St. Maur spent his stressed adolescence burning each bridge he crossed. while he inherits an earldom with out a unmarried penny hooked up to it, he sees an opportunity to begin over—provided he can locate an heiress to fund his efforts. yet his depraved popularity potential courtship could be difficult—until destiny sends him the main infamous lacking heiress in historical past. All he wishes now's to make her right into a girl and continue himself from making the one mistake which can break every thing: falling in love. . . .
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A Lady's Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran