By Loretta Chase
A ferocious clash of wills... Vere Mallory, the Duke of Ainswood, has everything--he's titled, he is wealthy, he is devastatingly stable looking--and he turns out made up our minds to throw all of it away. Disreputable, reckless, and wild, the final of the Mallory hellions is racing headlong to self-destruction...until a brain numbingly appealing blonde Amazon knocks him off his feet--literally. An incendiary passion... Lydia Grenville is devoted to maintaining London's downtrodden. Dissolute noblemen like Ainswood are a part of the matter, now not the answer. She would favor him to get his giant, attractive carcass out of her approach in order that she will keep it up along with her paintings. the matter is, Ainswood can not more face up to a problem, particularly in girl shape, than he can withstand the difficulty she turns out to draw. in the event that they can in simple terms climate their own firestorm...they may perhaps live on the genuine probability that threatens all they carry expensive.
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Unlike her sister, Lydia was awake and her blue eyes were dry. She had not been able to cry all day. She was too angry with God, who had taken the wrong parent. But then, what would God want with Papa? Lydia asked herself as she pushed away a stray lock of golden hair and searched for a patch for Sarah's pinafore.
Mainly of the wrong sort," he added, grimacing. " "It's half past two," Jaynes said. "You never saw the morning. As to the dawn, it was cracking when you finally staggered home. " "Pity they aren't inaudible as well," his employer muttered. "Twittering and simpering lot of nitwits. " He took up the magazine, glanced at the cover, and dropped it. "The Argus, indeed. " "The Argus's offices are in the Strand, not Fleet Street," said Jaynes. "And it is refreshingly free of pontificating. Ever since Miss Grenville joined the staff, the publication has become more like what its subtitle claims.
Not three weeks after leaving Longlands, he was racing back. The sixth Duke of Ainswood had contracted diphtheria. The disease was not well understood. The first accurate account of the infection Loretta Chase - The Last Hellion had been published in France only five years earlier. What was understood and not debated was that diphtheria was highly contagious. Charlie's sisters pleaded with Vere. Their husbands tried to stop him, but he was bigger than any of them, and in a fury, as he was now, a regiment of soldiers couldn't have held him back.
The Last Hellion by Loretta Chase