By Christina Brooke


Eight years in the past, a tall good-looking stranger entered Lizzie Allbright's bedchamber and consummated a wedding of the maximum necessity. The Marquis of Steyne agreed to wed and mattress Lord Bute's admittedly beautiful daughter to repay his mother's playing money owed. yet as soon as the deed used to be performed, Steyne's lawfully-wedded spouse vanished into the London night…

LEAD TO eternal LOVE?

Years later, Steyne has approximately forgotten approximately his runaway bride. but if he by surprise unearths himself wanting an inheritor, he has no selection yet to trace her down. dwelling fortunately in a small village below an assumed identify, Lizzie is stunned to work out her husband―and to suppose this sort of robust charm to him. yet she is downright stunned while he asks her to endure him a son. How can they in all probability repeat the heated stumble upon in their ill-fated marriage ceremony evening with out falling hopelessly in love? Christina Brooke's stunningly horny Regency, The Wickedest Lord Alive.

Christina Brooke's ancient romances are:

"Clever, lush, and lovely."―Suzanne Enoch

"Sensual and passionate."―Publishers Weekly

"Delightful." ―Night Owl Romance

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Might be you would like an amanuensis. I may be chuffed to—” “Missing your calling as resident slave, pass over Allbright? ” stated Xavier, stepping into the room. “I proposal you’d left all that in the back of in Little Thurston. ” She appeared him coolly. “It will be a excitement to paintings with the sort of proficient poet, now not a chore. ” That made Xavier cross very nonetheless. “If my cousin wishes a scribe, he may well hire one. ” “That’s simply it,” acknowledged Cyprian fairly glumly. “The dibs aren’t in track, Coz. now not whereas my father holds the handbag strings. ” He struck his brow along with his palm. “That jogs my memory. I forgot to jot down to him. He wishes an entire account of my doings on a daily basis I’m right here. ” That sharpened Xavier’s curiosity. “To what tackle are you sending those missives? ” “Chartley Place,” acknowledged Cyprian. rattling. He had it on stable authority his uncle used to be no longer in place of dwelling there. “Have you acquired a answer? ” stated Xavier. “No. Why? ” Xavier narrowed his eyes in concept. “I didn't locate your papa at domestic whilst I known as and feature no longer been capable of music him down given that. ” He puzzled Cyprian additional, however the poet had no proposal the place his father may have taken himself, and Xavier enable it move. “Rosamund thinks Cyprian wishes a customer, and i'm vulnerable to agree,” acknowledged Lizzie. One bet who Lizzie proposal may still fill that function. He snorted. She may well omit that. there has been no approach he meant to pander to this youth’s erroneous notions of what used to be because of his paintings. “Nonsense,” stated Xavier. “My cousin will be much better off making himself invaluable. Don’t you might have a few type of publish as undergo chief to a few spotty early life or different, Cyprian? ” “Young Burbidge, yes,” acknowledged Cyprian vaguely, nonetheless frowning over his scribbles. “I’m afraid Sir Harold Burbidge didn't locate my paintings passable. ” “You surprise me,” acknowledged Xavier. What subsequent? he inspiration. If even social-climbing mushrooms just like the Burbidges couldn’t post with Cyprian, whose cousin was once a marquis, who will be ready to hire him? Lizzie seemed Xavier critically. “Have you ever truly learn Cyprian’s poetry? ” “Of direction I have,” lied Xavier. “Very relocating. yet regrettably, it doesn't circulate me to aid him whereas he swans round London taking a look faded and fascinating. ” “My lord, that's not in any respect fair,” Lizzie started. “Not ‘care. ’ The be aware is ‘fare,’” introduced Cyprian, triumphantly waving his paper approximately. “Oh, convinced! ” Lizzie clasped her fingers including equivalent pride. Shaking his head, Xavier left them to it. The poet looked as if it would fail to remember all approximately Rosamund’s thought of a play, being completely engaged with no matter what undertaking he’d been slaving over with Lizzie. omit Beauchamp introduced that she may pen the paintings in its place, and was once a lot occupied in scribbling. Rehearsals have been prepared within the small deepest theater within the west wing of the home. except one needed to be roped into performing an element, one stayed away. Xavier observed Lizzie at dinner and for early-morning rides and at neither time have been they ever thoroughly by myself. His kin appeared to take it with no consideration now that the 2 of them could make a fit of it. He puzzled if Rosamund had judiciously fanned the flames of expectation with tricks of her personal.

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