By Ava Stone
A Regency ancient Novel - ebook 4 of the Scandalous Series...
After years of abuse by the hands of her mom, Cordelia Avery understands the single manner out is marriage to the precise guy. a guy who will permit her all of the freedom she has ever craved. and she or he has the precise guy picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham will not be ideal to a person else, yet taking the man’s black attractiveness into consideration, Cordie believes she’ll get pleasure from all of the freedom she’s continually needed for in his disreputable hands. If simply she may perhaps get her center to move in addition to the plan and to prevent jumping every time Lord Adonis…er…the Earl of Clayworth is close by. however the very right earl is so much veritably the incorrect variety for her reasons.
Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no purpose of ever marrying back. He’s nonetheless attempting to freshen up the mess his first spouse left him, even years after her dying. To the entire global, Clayworth is the epitome of the best English gentleman, and he so needs that picture used to be the reality. however the fact, because it usually will be, is grotesque. in any case, an ideal English gentleman may by no means have a traitor for a mom. And except Clayworth can locate the proof his past due spouse concealed, he may well face the gallows himself. yet an opportunity come across with the reckless Cordelia Avery supplies him the easiest lead he’s had in years to eventually placing his family’s previous to leisure. regrettably, targeting whatever except pass over Avery turns out an almost very unlikely activity.
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Would he rush her to Scotland? Her mother would be scandalized by a Gretna Green wedding, but she would be Lady Haversham by that time. It wouldn‘t matter. A knock came at her door. Cordie sat bolt upright. ‖ Her mother bustled inside, wearing the brightest smile Cordie had seen in a very long time. ‖ Silently she agreed, though for very different reasons than she thought her mother did. She stared blankly at her mother, intent on not giving anything away. ―I‘ve never seen a man stare so intently at a woman before.
Chet frowned. But he didn‘t look back. He waved his hand over his shoulder and started for the corridor. He stalked down the hallway, past the drawing room, and was just about to turn the corner towards his escape when he heard her voice behind him. ―So, are you really the best swimmer in all of Derbyshire? ‖ she asked with a hint of amusement. Brendan spun on his heel to find her standing quietly in the doorway of the Astwick library. How he‘d missed her a moment ago, he had no idea. The soft glow from the wall sconces bathed her skin in golden hues, complementing her gown.
She nearly choked. ‖ The marquess‘ smile widened. ‖ Actually, she had a fairly good idea. The widowed Lady Astwick, one of the pillars of society, could make or break someone if she was of a mind. It was a pity the dowager hadn‘t taken to Livvie. No one would dare disparage the scandalous Duchess of Kelfield if Lady Astwick were her champion. She wished she knew what she‘d done to capture the dowager‘s attention so she could pass the information to her friend. Cordie felt Clayworth‘s eyes on her and she tilted her head to one side to see him better.
A Scandalous Past by Ava Stone