By Mary Balogh
Unique e-book: 1993
BONUS: This variation includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
New York instances bestselling writer Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings jointly the unlikeliest pair of fans within the unlikeliest position of all– an notorious London residence of delight.
She was once not like any lady he’d ever met in the ton or the demimonde. yet Sir Gerald Stapleton frequented Mrs. Blyth’s euphemistically dubbed “finishing school” for natural, basic pleasure–and not anything else. So why used to be this proven bachelor so completely captivated via one girl specifically? Why did he locate himself brooding about how one of these infrequent jewel of grace, attractiveness, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And while she wanted security, why did Gerald, who’d sworn he’d by no means get involved in affairs of the guts, hasten to set her up as his personal pampered mistress to make sure her safety–and have her all to himself?
For Priscilla Wentworth, the trail resulting in Sir Gerald’s mattress have been as packed with misfortune because it by surprise appeared charmed. yet Priss couldn’t let herself to think she’d ever be extra to a guy like Sir Gerald than a well-cared-for item of delight. Now, regardless of Gerald’s deep mistrust of marriage, neither scandal nor society’s censure can preserve them apart–only the terror of trusting their hearts.
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Extra info for A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes, Book 2)
We'll pay for that devil-may-care look in her eye, he thought helplessly. She grinned, enjoying her power. "What I was about to say, my lord, is that we should end this interview properly, since we don't know when next we might meet. " he asked. "I think," she returned, "that I'd prefer a highly improper one. To inspire me, you know, before Mr. " All of Mr. Marston's servants could attest to the fearful row that put an abrupt end to Lord Linseley's visit that afternoon. A chair or two were knocked over, the two gentlemen were flushed and breathless, and Lord Linseley stomped through the foyer and out the door in a loud, dreadful hurry as the usually unflappable Mr.
Because it's still a man's game you're playing. And even if they don't suspect…" His voice trailed off. Without being told, he'd grasped the unspoken decorum of her home: one might say quite erotic and provocative things to her, but one didn't ever refer to the facts of her disguise, at least in the rooms downstairs. And he wouldn't let himself think about the rooms upstairs where she dressed. Where she undressed. " "Oh. Yes. Right. I was saying that these adversaries of yours, petty and ridiculous as they are, do sense something rather out of the ordinary.
And Marston had the ace. "Sorry, my lord. It's all over, don't you know? " There was a furious crash as Lord Linseley rose from his chair. "You'll take my cheque, you vile puppy. " "Oh no, not your word, my lord. Merely your credit. " Polite Society would have a laugh over that tomorrow, as they would when they recounted how a furious and confused Lord Linseley pelted the young man with banknotes. " "Fine-looking carriage. " "This is madness, David," the admiral said once the carriage had rolled away.
A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes, Book 2) by Mary Balogh