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By Gayle Callen

May possibly she be the brazen girl who posed for the scandalous portrait? girl Elizabeth Cabot is not any longer the reckless lady she as soon as was once. Now the darling of the ton, she is decided to place her prior in the back of her. yet who might have imagined that one conceited act may throw her whole global into chaos . . . and strength her towards a loveless marriage? In desperation, she techniques her youth good friend, Peter Derby, with a bold plan. Peter nonetheless recalls the wild and lively woman who had stolen his center. yet may perhaps the rumors be precise: is she the version for the scandalous portray putting in London's such a lot specific gentlemen's membership? If Peter has the same opinion to pose as her fianc?, Elizabeth has promised to bare the full fact. yet Peter has his personal principles approximately this sham "engagement" to the beautiful good looks who is continuously been simply out of his reach—and he is keen to incite yet one more scandal to make her middle actually his.

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Her words were low and tense, fraught with anxiety. But Elizabeth wouldn’t confide in him, ask him for his help directly. She wanted subterfuge, regardless of who might be hurt. He’d spent years wondering if they could have more than a friendship, and now she was presenting him with the opportunity. But by risking everything with a false engagement, she would have to live with the results. He spoke slowly, clearly. ” The relief in her eyes was obvious. “Then you’ll do it? ” A frown grew as she understood his previous words.

For the first time, he wondered if he knew his sister as well as he’d once thought. He needed to find a way to help her. At a dinner party given by Lady Fogge the next evening, Peter watched as Elizabeth was escorted into the dining room much earlier than he was, due to her rank, and they sat too distant among the twenty guests to speak. On her left was a pale, red-haired young man he’d met once or twice by the name of Mr. Tilden. It was to him she directed most of her conversation, since the man to her right, Lord Radcliffe, seemed to enjoy looking down her bodice rather than at her face.

Before that, she’d put on such a show for the guests, being sweet and shy and beguiling in her innocent flirtation. Even he’d almost been fooled. A barouche took a corner too quickly, and only his reflexes saved the two carriages from disaster. He glared at the coachman, who shook a fist, but Peter knew he should concentrate more on his driving and less on the mystery of Elizabeth. And she was a mystery, even to his family. His mother already seemed suspicious about why he wasn’t spending every moment trying to help Mary Anne.

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