By Cara Elliott
Outspoken and self reliant, woman Alexa Bingham enjoys the heady freedom of creating all her personal judgements, even if the demanding situations of overseeing her family's nation property are daunting. but if an opportunity stumble upon with London's such a lot infamous rake awakens a mystery eager for event, she accepts her aunt's invitation for a Season on the town . . . merely to discover that breaking the foundations of the ton has severe consequences.
The Earl of Killingworth makes use of his rakehell popularity to conceal the truth that poverty has compelled him to paintings for a residing. because the proprietor of a playing den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or blameless younger girls. yet after a reckless bet leaves him with a brand new enterprise associate, he's pressured to take a dicy gamble . . . Will the playing cards fall of their favor? Alexa and Connor start to play a deadly video game of intrigue and deception as they search to outwit a crafty adversary who desires to placed them completely into chapter 11. but when they don't seem to be cautious, it's the flames in their personal fiery allure which can smash them.
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With a wry grimace, she blinked the beads of moisture from her lashes. She was a rough-cut bit of country quartz compared to the perfectly polished jewels of the ton. To imagine that— The click of the door latch was followed by a grunt of surprise. Alexa whirled around. “I’m sorry. I know I shouldn’t be out here alone—” she began, and then stopped short on seeing who it was. “You,” growled the Irish Wolfhound. ” A breeze ruffled his hair, and the swaying twists of ivy cast a pattern of light and dark across his chiseled face.
True. Fashion and flirting seemed so utterly…boring. As did all the gentlemen she knew. Bland as boiled oats. At times, her life within the confines of Becton Manor took on the same consistency, stirring a longing to experience something out of the ordinary… Well, she had. In spades. A loving family, a settled existence, a degree of independence. And, to fill the void between darkness and dawn, a headful of memories of what it was like to be kissed by a notorious rake. What more could a young lady of two and twenty wish for in life?
Not a great deal,” replied Lady Alexa Hendrie. She turned for a closer look at the colored etching hung above the curio cabinet. ” Her brother’s friend quickly edged himself between her and the offending print. ” he demanded. Despite the gravity of their mission, Alexa felt her mouth twitch in momentary amusement. “I take it you don’t have any sisters, Captain Stiles. ” Though a decorated veteran of the Peninsular Wars, he was still looking a little shell-shocked over the fact that she had outmaneuvered his objections to her accompanying him into the stews of Southwark.
Too Wicked to Wed by Cara Elliott