By Stephanie Laurens
Unique book: 2004
The seven contributors of the Bastion membership have served loyally within the perilous provider of the Crown. Now they've banded jointly to help each other via their most deadly challenge of all: getting married.
When Charles St. Austell returns domestic to assert his name as earl, and to settle quick on an appropriate spouse besides, he discovers that have has made him impatient of the younger girls who vie for his attention—with the exception of woman Penelope Selborne. Years in the past, Charles and Penelope's younger ardor was once consummated in an unforgettable afternoon. Charles remains to be haunted via their interlude, yet Penny refuses to have something extra to do with him.
If controlling her center used to be tough prior to, resisting a higher, battle-hardened Charles is easily nigh very unlikely, but Penelope has vowed she won't make an identical mistake two times, nor will she marry with no love. but if a traitorous intrigue attracts them jointly, then finally threatens them both—will Penny notice she has a real protector in Charles, her first and simply love, who now vows to make her his personal?
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It wouldn’t be bad at all. “But you know I didn’t come to London to be drawn into Polite Society with all its rigid rules and fierce machinations. ” Mrs. Princeton rubbed the palms of her hands down the sides of her black dress. ” “In any other town or village, perhaps. Not so in London. It is more than that. The park is a place where the elite of Society gather to praise themselves and ridicule everyone else. ” “And you must live on the fringe of that madness for a time, but don’t fret, Your Grace.
I remember when the gossip pages decided everyone should know what my grandmother left to me. ” He was turning the conversation back to her again, but she didn’t really mind. ” “It was a long time ago, my lord. ” And he had left no doubt he wanted to ask more. People always did when they saw how young she was for a dowager duchess, but she had told him enough. “You seem more than willing to talk about me but not the pearls. ” For some ridiculous reason, it thrilled her that he was full of curiosity about her.
I believe that to be true, and it sounds like very good advice to me. You are being unkind to your grandmother and Lord Chesterfield. ” Susannah tried not to laugh but couldn’t help herself. “We did. ” He tipped his hat again and said, “Good afternoon,” to another couple they passed. ” “I suppose she did, in her own way. ” he asked as they continued their stroll through the park. Surprise lighted in her eyes. ” “There was no need. I’m a patient man. ” “Hmm. ” “No, not disappointed, but I am astonished.