By Gayle Callen
May possibly she be the brazen girl who posed for the scandalous portrait? girl Elizabeth Cabot is not any longer the reckless lady she as soon as was once. Now the darling of the ton, she is set to place her previous in the back of her. yet who might have imagined that one conceited act may well throw her whole international into chaos . . . and strength her towards a loveless marriage? In desperation, she methods her adolescence buddy, Peter Derby, with a bold plan. Peter nonetheless recalls the wild and lively woman who had stolen his middle. yet may possibly the rumors be actual: is she the version for the scandalous portray placing in London's so much specific gentlemen's membership? If Peter consents to pose as her fianc?, Elizabeth has promised to bare the full fact. yet Peter has his personal principles approximately this sham "engagement" to the beautiful attractiveness who is continuously been simply out of his reach—and he is keen to incite another scandal to make her middle actually his.
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No, it would not be easy to quickly convince any among their circle that they’d suddenly fallen in love with each other. But they had time. Three weeks until the Kelthorpe Masked Ball—and her brother’s homecoming. It would have to be enough. While she hovered in the doorway, trying to decide what to do, the orchestra played the first notes of a waltz. Out of the corner of her eye she saw more than one man bearing down on her, but she kept her focus on Peter. He left his friends and came toward her.
Ah, but I’m the love of your life,” he said, smiling wickedly, even as he squeezed his elbow to his side, trapping her hand against him. She had a fleeting impression of warmth, and the steely muscles of an active man, before he was forced by propriety to loosen his hold. ” he continued. ” “Of course not. ” For just a moment she let him see her seriousness. ” She was still hurt, and didn’t care if he knew it. “And I never thought you would keep such reckless secrets. With your behavior, I can’t even imagine the things you’re hiding.
His voice grew low and husky. He didn’t try to hide how she affected him. ” She swallowed heavily, unable to hide a wince. “Oh Peter—” His thumb brushed over her lips. ” At last the dark fire of determination rose again in her eyes, and he was glad of it. Whatever was wrong, she needed to be strong to combat it. “If you can do this for me, I won’t let you down,” she said almost grimly. But she was still trembling lightly as he stroked the smooth skin of her cheek, then along her bottom lip. “No one can see us,” she whispered.
A Most Scandalous Engagement by Gayle Callen