By Amanda Quick
Unique ebook: 1994
After a yr of grand adventures traveling the classical ruins of Italy and Greece, Iphiginia vivid lower back to England to find that the genuine pleasure used to be at domestic. it appears her Aunt Zoe has fallen sufferer to a sinister blackmailer and basically Iphiginia can desire to forestall the wrongdoer prior to he can do extra damage. Her plan is electrified: Imitating history's such a lot mythical beauties--Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Aphrodite--the former schoolmistress will remake herself, and descend upon London Society because the superb mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud, the notorious Earl of Masters. Rumors trace that the Earl has disappeared on the blackmailer's arms, and through posing as his unknown mistress, Iphiginia is confident she will ferret out the villain. in a single day, Iphiginia is remodeled right into a imaginative and prescient with a bunch of keen admirers, together with one she doesn't count on -- the Earl of Masters himself, who strides right into a shimmering ballroom one night to cooly reclaim his "mistress". he's every little thing they are saying he is... smug, beautiful, devastatingly seductive, and Iphiginia can't aid yet be enthralled. but if Marcus is of the same opinion to play with her charade, she doesn't understand that the made up our minds earl has plans of his personal: to tease and tempt her, till the gorgeous deceiver turns into greater than his mistress in identify only.
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The ticket he’d dropped in her lap fell to the asphalt. She ignored the paper and marched to the rear of the car. Glaring over her shoulder at him, she pointed down at the sidewalk. ” From behind her, Luke extended an arm covered in brown khaki. He curled his hand around her forearm and moved it over and up. The skin beneath his fingers felt as soft as a whisper. He gauged her height at 5’7, a full head shorter than his own 6’3. Generously curved, the body in front of his brushed against him, igniting an immediate reaction.
Who are you and what do you want? ” RECKLESS 43 “That’s two questions and the answer to both is none of your business,” Kell retorted as she climbed the steps to the porch. Her hand curved around the white railing that ran the length of the shallow steps. She’d spent many a summer afternoon repainting the handrails in punishment for some infraction. The memory brought a fond smile. She reached the final wooden plank, only to find her way blocked by the boy, whose posture reminded her oddly of Officer Luke.
Smothering a laugh, Eliza hooked her arm in Kell’s. “Let’s go have ourselves a talk. ” Eliza led her into the study, which contained an antique desk and matching captain’s seat, flanked by two Queen Anne chairs upholstered in sapphire. A trio of bay windows framed the side garden. Below the panes, a window seat stretched the length of the wall. A carpet of rich goldenrod gave nicely beneath her feet. Crossing to an open doorway, she poked her head into the adjoining library and motioned to the young girl on the ottoman.
Mistress by Amanda Quick