By Julianne MacLean
Clara Wilson has come all of the method to London to transparent her identify (after her wilfulness has left her really unweddable around the ocean). yet prior to she even has an opportunity to coaching her curtsey, she stumbles into the palms of Seger Wolfe, Marquess of Rawdon. Clara hasn't ever felt love prior to, yet she has doubtless whilst she meets the Marquess that this can be what it appears like. Too undesirable love is the very last thing on her mind—she's right here to discover a husband, no longer a rake.
Every solid gossip is familiar with that the notoriously prosperous Marquess enjoyed and misplaced years in the past, and few have overlooked the way in which his damaged center drove him from society ballrooms into society girls' bedrooms. but if he meets the lost Clara Wilson at one of many town's ever-so-scandalous mystery balls, the will he feels for her is just too robust, and it pulls him again into the swirl of aristocratic London. Now he unearths himself competing for the center of the irrelevant good looks, and risking his personal center within the video game.
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Unfortunately for her, however, it probably wouldn’t force anyone else’s hand either. Most of the gentlemen here were not in possession of a great deal of honor when it came to young ladies and scandals. They would simply watch from the shadows as she danced in her noose. Besides that, most of them were already married. Just then, in his peripheral vision, Seger noticed an older gentleman making his way toward Miss Wilson. It was not surprising. Even in that horrid wig, she was gorgeous. It was only a matter of time before every other gentleman in the place would want to experience her delights, for she was a rare contradiction.
Four drawn-out hours later, Clara entered her third ball of the evening. ” She had danced with a number of men, but had not yet found the one she had been searching for. She later sat down with Mrs. Gunther to catch her breath and cool herself. She clacked open her plumed fan and sat for a time, watching the dancers while she absentmindedly stroked the smooth jewel in her drop earring with a finger and thumb. Her mind returned again to the vision of that incredible 40 JULIANNE MACLEAN man, sauntering across a glittering ballroom toward her.
No! ” He glanced this way and that, as if he weren’t sure what to do with her. After some brief contemplation, he took her by the elbow and began to escort her back to the ballroom. ” He quickened his pace, and Clara had to struggle to keep up with him. “Don’t run,” he said. ” “How can I help it? ” “Don’t speak to anyone else. Get out of here now, and for God’s sake, don’t tell anyone where you were. ” He stopped and looked down at her, his eyes fierce and dark. “I must correct you on that point.
An Affair Most Wicked by Julianne MacLean