By Sophie Jordan

“Sophie Jordan is one among a kind!”
—Samantha James

Best-laid plans beget hot ardour within the moment publication in New York Times bestselling writer Sophie Jordan’s delectable Forgotten Princesses sequence. A sweeping and breathtakingly dramatic ancient romance, Lessons from a Scandalous Bride contains a haunted hero, a Scottish viscount, who hopes to snare a filthy rich spouse in Victorian England—only to have an inappropriately self sufficient heiress capture his eye and scouse borrow his middle. Sophie Jordan is recognized and well-loved for her darkish, brooding heroes and horny heroines—and her enthusiasts usually are not disenchanted by way of those Lessons…nor will readers of the bestselling love tales of Lisa Kleypas and Sabrina Jeffries. by way of Ms. Jordan and her impressive old romance novels, Kirkus Reviews deals the easiest recommendation: “Just give up to the sizzle.”

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Given extra time, he had a pretty strong concept of the scene they might have witnessed. Now that will were a scandal to dwell down. He glanced quickly at their viewers after which again at Cleo back. She murmured his identify, extending her fingers in invitation. Her hands touched his neck. He grabbed her wrists to forestall her from going to any extent further. “Cleo,” he acknowledged extra sharply. “We’re no longer on my own. ” That did the trick. Her eyes widened, and he knew in that unique second complete comprehension had hit. She stiffened and scrambled away from bed, shedding to her toes a superb distance from him. She clutched the modest neckline of her nightgown to her throat, which merely controlled to drag the cloth tighter opposed to her breasts. Her lucid gaze scanned the room, preventing at the crowd amassed close to the door. when you consider that he’d final seemed, the trio had grown in quantity. the place 3 had stood, now seven hovered. 4 of Hamilton’s guests—more witnesses. Hellfire. He couldn’t care much less approximately himself or his acceptance. yet Cleo . . . she’d by no means continue to exist this. It speedy turned obvious to him that her betrothal to Thrumgoodie had come to a speedy finish. commonly, this might have happy him, yet no longer at this expense. humans can be merciless, and he’d no longer have her endure the viperous tongues of the ton as soon as tonight grew to become public wisdom. which might take not less than twenty-four hours. From the gleam within the eyes of Hamilton’s visitors, they’d most likely be on their technique to city the next day to proportion this juiciest tidbit. Libba won her voice. She couldn’t cease squawking and sputtering, hurling phrases he may by no means have suspected she even knew, and her venom wasn’t reserved focused on him. “You devious little witch! How dare you? After every thing I’ve performed for you? I should not have taken you lower than my wing! To imagine I secure you from the entire wolves of the ton that desired to gobble a bit nobody—a bastard—like you up! ” Libba motioned to Thrumgoodie. “I even driven you at my grandfather, even though it’s visible you simply wish his identify! ” Cleo’s face basically burned brighter. “See, uncle. I warned you,” Hamilton patted Thrumgoodie’s arm as if to console him. Logan snorted, stifling the urge to plant his fist within the man’s face. the truth that the 3 of them had strolled into Cleo’s chamber appeared a bit too handy. it is going to by no means have happened to Thrumgoodie or Libba to burst unannounced into Cleo’s room in the course of the evening. Logan knew who was once in the back of this. Hamilton shook his head as if aggrieved, yet Logan learn the triumph in his gaze. “What are you able to count on from a person of such low beginning? larger you study now sooner than you married the harlot. ” Cleo flinched. Logan couldn’t stand it one other second. no longer the slurs, no longer the wounded glance in her eyes. He strode ahead and knocked Hamilton off his ft with one punch. Hamilton howled and clutched his nostril. “Out! Out! ” he screeched. “Leave my apartment and take your whore with you! ” Logan observed purple. Bending down, he hauled the valueless excuse for a guy to his ft. Libba grabbed his arm. “Stop! You beast!

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