By Mary Balogh
Unique booklet: 1993
BONUS: This version 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 fanatics within the unlikeliest position of all– an notorious London condominium 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, simple pleasure–and not anything else. So why used to be this proven bachelor so completely captivated by way of one girl specifically? Why did he locate himself pondering how the sort of infrequent jewel of grace, good looks, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And whilst she wanted safeguard, why did Gerald, who’d sworn he’d by no means become 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 were as jam-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 maintain them apart–only the phobia of trusting their hearts.
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He wants me to hurry up with that typing. Guess I’d better get busy doing what I’m being paid to do. “ „And I’ll go do my duty in the lobby,“ he groaned as he stalked to the door. Guinevere watched the closed door for a long moment before she went to the typewriter that had been set up in her room. So much for all her plans to define the relationship. Washburn’s announcement shortly before lunch caught both Zac and Guinevere completely by surprise. From their client’s general attitude of depression and uncertainty, they would never have guessed Vandyke Development had been selected to do the Washburn project.
I didn’t realize… I didn’t know…“ He ignored her. „I know you’re used to being free, totally independent. So am I, for that matter. But with me it was kind of a moot point. “ „Neither is mine,“ she said quietly. He had been honest with her. She decided it was time to take the same step herself. „Zac, I’m not seeing anyone else. “ He did glance at her then, gray eyes full of urgency. html He chewed on that for a moment. „For what it’s worth, neither have I,“ he said. “ There was a great deal of silence for the remainder of the short drive, but it wasn’t an unpleasant silence.
The briefcase – “ „The briefcase is fine,“ she assured him absently. „Mr. “ „Just a little out of breath. “ Zac was in no mood for more conversation. „Hand me the briefcase, Gwen. Vandyke and I are going back to our rooms. “ Guinevere eyed him thoughtfully. Without a word she turned around, went and got the briefcase, and brought it back to Zac at the door. „Good night, Gwen,“ he said as she handed it to him. “ he couldn’t resist drawling in ill-concealed disgust. “ He couldn’t think of an adequate response to that, so he closed the door very politely in her face and started down the hall with Vandyke, carrying the briefcase.
A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes, Book 2) by Mary Balogh