New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer Lorraine Heath brings us the eagerly awaited ultimate tale within the Scoundrels of St. James series.

William Graves is the final of Feagan's scoundrels. A onetime grave robber grew to become royal health professional, he has dedicated his lifestyles to saving others—because he is familiar with there isn't any approach to shop himself. particularly now not round a woman like Winnie. even though not worthy of her contact, he can't face up to. His ardour can't be tamed … even within the face of convinced danger.

Winnie, the Duchess of Avendale, by no means knew peace till her brutal husband died. With William she's stumbled on burning desire—and the therapeutic energy of affection. yet now, faced through the prior she concept she'd left in the back of, Winnie needs to face her fears … or probability wasting the single guy who can satisfy all her dreams.

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Greater to disappoint her now than to danger destroying her. Being too lengthy in his corporation wouldn't be clever for both of them. “Goodnight, Duchess. ” Pivoting without notice on his heel, he strode towards the again gate that might lead him into the mews. For a couple of moments, he had skilled heaven, and he knew definitely that he may spend the rest hours of his evening languishing within the depths of hell. bankruptcy As Winnie strolled again into the ballroom, she questioned if a person may become aware of that her eyes have been only a tad brighter, her lips a section swollen, her dermis a little flushed. with no having a look in a replicate, she knew all that used to be real simply because she felt as if she had replaced within the house of some moments, had morphed into somebody with a spring in her step, a lightness in her soul that she had by no means skilled prior to. Avendale had kissed her, yet with out tenderness or gentleness. whilst ardour had started to take carry and William had deepened the kiss, it wasn’t approximately ownership or keep an eye on, yet quite giving, sharing, enjoying—completely and totally. whereas she had in the beginning been shocked by means of his starvation, had skilled a couple of seconds of panic, his tenacity, his sincere hope had enticed her to react in type, to understand that he intended her no damage. He brought on her center to speed up, her dermis to hot, her nerves to tingle, her ft to twist. In a couple of breathless moments he had proven her that it may be friendly to have a man’s attentions. He had kissed her this night and she or he may see him at the morrow. She might scarcely wait. It didn’t subject that he had left without warning or that he had no longer used an endearment as they parted methods. What mattered used to be that she knew he wanted her. What mattered used to be that he didn’t frighten her. “Winnie? ” She got here to a brief cease as her dearest good friend in all of the global, the Countess of Claybourne, approached her. “Hello, Catherine. ” Catherine had given her a brief hug and a kiss at the cheek whilst she and the Earl of Claybourne had arrived past. Now she easily studied Winnie as if seeing her for the 1st time. “You seem chuffed. ” “Yes. ” She dearly desired to inform her why, however it was once nonetheless so clean, so brilliant that she determined to carry it to herself for some time longer, to easily include the amazement and glow of it. “I have each cause to be. The ball is kind of the good fortune. ” “Do you take into account how not easy I needed to paintings to persuade you which you can throw a smashing celebration? ” Winnie nodded, with the reminder of the way she had fretted over the balls she’d given whereas Avendale was once alive. “But I not have a terror of disappointing a person. William Graves is so much appreciative. He and that i are going to satisfy later within the week to debate the plans for the medical institution. ” She observed no cause to say that she might additionally see him at the morrow. She had no wish to fear her good friend, and potentially not anything used to be unsuitable. maybe it was once little greater than being distracted arranging this affair. certain, that was once it, she was once convinced. She begun making plans it once she arrived in London.

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