By Gayle Callen
May possibly she be the brazen woman who posed for the scandalous portrait? girl Elizabeth Cabot is not any longer the reckless lady she as soon as used to be. Now the darling of the ton, she is decided to place her prior in the back of her. yet who may have imagined that one conceited act may possibly throw her complete global into chaos . . . and strength her towards a loveless marriage? In desperation, she methods her formative years good friend, Peter Derby, with a bold plan. Peter nonetheless recalls the wild and lively woman who had stolen his middle. yet may the rumors be precise: is she the version for the scandalous portray striking in London's so much particular gentlemen's membership? If Peter has the same opinion to pose as her fianc?, Elizabeth has promised to bare the total fact. yet Peter has his personal rules approximately this sham "engagement" to the beautiful attractiveness who is consistently been simply out of his reach—and he is keen to incite another scandal to make her center really his.
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At last, openly, he let his gaze P a g e | 48 drop languidly down her body. He’d hidden his regard and admiration these last few years; it felt brazen and exciting to show her his desire. Her eyes went wide as a blush stole across her cheeks. ” He stepped even closer, close enough to feel her breath coming too quickly. “They’ll think you lost your mind to give up a wealthy, expected marriage with a peer, for someone like me,” he said in a low voice. “The only reason could be a love match. Had you not thought of that?
She looked up into Peter’s amused face. “Before I joined you, your conversation with the other men seemed quite . . ” P a g e | 56 His smile broadened. ” She exaggerated her look about to see if they were overheard. ” “Surely I cannot make myself any less in their eyes. ” He cocked his head as he studied her. ” “Of course not. You’re an intelligent man. I remember how you were with my brother’s tutor. Competition with you drove Chris to work harder than he might have wanted to. ” She smiled. ” “Back then I felt the need to prove that your father’s faith in me wasn’t misplaced.
Derby. ” “He’s going to . . ” Lucy covered her mouth on a gasp. ” She thought of the way he’d cupped her face, the strange sensation of warmth and pleasure. He’d looked deep into her eyes, and in that moment, she’d known he was capable of displaying emotions he didn’t feel—but was she? ” Lucy closed her eyes on a groan. “Well, I have to make him notice me, Lucy! ” It truly bothered her how William could make her feel inadequate about herself. She wasn’t inadequate; she was taking control, making her own future happen, dealing with threats.