By Ava Stone
A Regency ancient Novel - publication 4 of the Scandalous Series...
After years of abuse by the hands of her mom, Cordelia Avery is aware the one means out is marriage to the suitable guy. a guy who will let her all of the freedom she has ever craved. and she or he has the precise guy picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham is probably not ideal to someone else, yet taking the man’s black attractiveness into account, Cordie believes she’ll get pleasure from the entire freedom she’s continually wanted for in his disreputable palms. If purely she may possibly get her middle to move besides the plan and to forestall jumping at any time when Lord Adonis…er…the Earl of Clayworth is within sight. however the very right earl is so much veritably the inaccurate type for her reasons.
Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no goal of ever marrying back. He’s nonetheless attempting to freshen up the mess his first spouse left him, even years after her demise. To the entire international, Clayworth is the epitome of the correct English gentleman, and he so needs that picture used to be the reality. however the fact, because it usually will be, is grotesque. in the end, an ideal English gentleman might by no means have a traitor for a mom. And except Clayworth can locate the proof his overdue spouse concealed, he may perhaps face the gallows himself. yet an opportunity stumble upon with the reckless Cordelia Avery offers him the easiest lead he’s had in years to eventually placing his family’s earlier to relaxation. regrettably, concentrating on whatever except omit Avery turns out a virtually very unlikely job.
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You don‘t have any other ruthless comments to make? Old and stuffy. ‖ Cordie‘s mouth fell open. He knew she was trying to insult him? And he thought it was amusing? When they turned on to Park Lane, Cordie caught sight of Kelfield House—Livvie‘s new home. She‘d never even been allowed inside. The imposing mansion towered above them, reminding her of her goals. She needed a lenient husband who would love her and allow her freedom. She was wasting her time with Clayworth. She glanced up at her escort, knowing with all certainty he was the last sort of husband she wanted.
All night she‘d gone over and over Clayworth‘s kiss. From start to finish. It was the most uncomfortable night she‘d ever spent. She‘d tossed and turned this way and that, trying to forget every touch of his tongue to hers, how large and imposing he felt surrounding her in his muscled arms, the urgency in his voice when he‘d demanded she kiss him back. Sitting next to Phoebe, she shifted uncomfortably in her seat as the memory flashed again in her mind. ‖ her mother finally wondered aloud. ―Sorry.
When had he become so popular? ‖ ―Lady Staveley is in the blue salon, my lord, and she…‖ His voice faded. Brendan shook his head impatiently. ―Spit it out, Higgins. ‖ ―W-well,‖ the old man stammered, ―she‘s taken over. ‖ With a sigh, Brendan shook his head. He wasn‘t remotely surprised. Whenever Caroline went anywhere, she took over. ―Well, that‘s what she does, Higgins,‖ he replied, dismissing his butler, and he started down the corridor. What was Caroline doing here of all places? Didn‘t she have someone else‘s life to manipulate and manage?
A Scandalous Past by Ava Stone