By Eloisa James
A duke needs to select correctly . . .
Leopold Dautry, the infamous Duke of Villiers, needs to wed speedy and nobly—and his offerings, regrettably, are few. The Duke of Montague's daughter, Eleanor, is exquisitely attractive and fiercely clever. Villiers betroths himself to her with out additional ado.
After all, no different girl quite qualifies. Lisette, the outspoken daughter of the Duke of Gilner, cares not anything for garments or decorum. She's engaged to a different guy, and doesn't provide a fig for prestige or identify. part the ton believes Lisette mad—and Villiers is susceptible to agree.
Torn among good judgment and fervour, among intelligence and mind's eye, Villiers unearths himself attracted to the very fringe of impropriety. however it isn't really till he's in a duel to the demise, scuffling with for the acceptance of the lady he loves, that Villiers eventually realizes that the best hazard is probably not within the dueling box . . .
But within the bed room. And the guts.
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Was he correct in his assessment? Did she add to Walfort‟s burdens when she refused to partake in activities that he could no longer enjoy? Had he not indicated the same last night when he mentioned how she might lessen his sorrows? Now she was riding as though the very devil was on her heels. She could even hear him. She glanced back. Blast it! Ainsley was galloping toward her. She‟d thought he was going to return to the manor with Walfort, keep him company. She hated thinking of her husband alone.
Many a woman would not have retained her loyalty to her husband as Jayne had. She was extremely proud and noble. To give her what she wanted, he feared he might destroy her. In doing so, he could very well destroy himself. Finally reaching down, he snatched up his coat. Jayne‟s delicate scent wafted toward him, lingered to be enjoyed with another breath. He imagined her fragrance being held by his pillow. Like his brothers, he enjoyed women and all the wonders they offered. But with Jayne, he feared he risked something he‟d never risked before: his heart.
From the moment he ~ 64 ~ saw her standing in the entry hallway, so beautiful, so poised, he‟d known he should not approach her. Yet he‟d been unable to resist. He wanted to see her smile as he‟d not seen her smile since his arrival, as he suspected she‟d not smiled since the night he brought the news of the accident. But he‟d remembered her smile on the night before she married, when she danced with Walfort. Not a single star in the heavens could outshine her eyes. Tonight it had taken a while, but eventually she succumbed to the lure of the music and the motion of their bodies following where the rhythm led.