By Sabrina Jeffries

From New York Times bestselling writer and "grand mistress of storytelling" (Romantic Times) Sabrina Jeffries comes the second one seductive tale in her university for Heiresses Series.

"You cannot keep away from him ceaselessly, Louisa. simply inform him you are not , and positioned an finish to it."
-- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress

Marry? by no means! it's going to finish Louisa North's paintings along with her women reform workforce -- and fact be informed, she likes her independence a great deal, regardless of her royal father's protests. So while Simon Tremaine, the speeding Duke of Foxmoor whom she as soon as enjoyed -- and had exiled from England -- returns bent on marrying her, she's skeptical. Does he actually take care of her, or does he easily wish revenge? it really is tough to withstand Simon's harmful charms, as the hearth among them nonetheless burns as sizzling as ever. but if his ulterior rationale for marriage is uncovered, besides the deeply buried secrets and techniques of his prior, Louisa vows to make him pay . . . and the cost should be his middle.

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Then he drew again and forged her a glance of such suffering that it made her belly sink. And in that rapid, she discovered she’d by some means tipped her hand. “You comprehend now, don’t you? ” he stated hoarsely. “She informed you. ” bankruptcy Twenty-Five pricey Cousin, Now you are making me ask yourself, sir, approximately your genuine cause of anonymity. Is it certainly since you want to not damage my popularity, as you first claimed? Or does it come out of your worry of enticing me in individual? For I guarantee you, cousin, that in the event you ever tried to control me, i might make you rue the day you met me. Your irate correspondent, Charlotte S-she? ” Louisa stammered. “She who? ” “Betsy, rattling it. ” He lifted Louisa off his lap and set her apart. Then together with his again to her, he rose and started to button his drawers and his trousers. “She instructed you about…my grandfather and his ‘training. ’” “I don’t be aware of what—” “Don’t deceive me! ” He whirled round, his face suffused with anger until eventually he observed her cautious face. Then his expression softened. “Come now, sweetheart, i'll inform from the way you acted that she informed you. ” “Was I that seen? ” she requested, not able to maintain the harm from her tone as she drew on her nightdress. “No,” he acknowledged rapidly. “Not till you stated that you—” He stuck himself, yet she knew what he’d been approximately to assert. that you just enjoyed me. Her center twisted in her chest. “It doesn’t topic how I guessed it. ” He stabbed his palms via his hair. “The element is I did. And now i would like to understand precisely what the lightskirt informed you. ” “Don’t name her that! ” Louisa protested. “She’s no longer a lightskirt anymore. and he or she didn’t are looking to inform me, I swear. I made her do it. ” He laughed. “Made her. correct. What did you do—drag the lady from her childbed and beat her soundly? ” “Of path no longer, yet you know the way i'm as soon as i am getting carry of whatever. ” She crossed her hands over her chest as she fumbled to provide an explanation for with out making him extra offended at Betsy. “I…um…saw that the 2 of you well-known one another, and that i remembered that she’d labored in a bawdy condominium. So I demanded that she inform me how she knew you and…and it went from there. ” “I see. ” Shoving his thumbs underneath the waistband of his trousers, he thrust out his chest belligerently. “I can simply think how she placed it, how pathetic she most likely made me sound. ” “Of direction not,” Louisa stated flippantly, made up our minds to maintain the pity from her voice. Simon may abhor being pitied. “Trust me, my acquaintances at Eton might have given their eyeteeth to be trotted as much as London to a brothel as soon as every week and provided their number of whores. ” He started to velocity. “What boy wouldn't desire a veritable ceremonial dinner of ladies who might do no matter what he commanded? ” “Except converse to him,” she murmured. He spun round to mend her with a bleak look. “I need to know each bloody observe she informed you, rattling it. ” Louisa met his gaze progressively. disguise your pity, she informed herself. Be matter-of-fact. “She acknowledged that your grandfather had ideas for you and the ladies to stick with. And that in the event you broke them, you were given a thrashing. ” “Nothing worse than those boys usually obtained at Eton,” he bit out.

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