By Mary Balogh
Unique e-book: 1993
BONUS: This variation comprises an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
New York instances bestselling writer Mary Balogh weaves a sensuous spell of romance that brings jointly the unlikeliest pair of fans within the unlikeliest position of all– an notorious London apartment of delight.
She used to be in contrast to any lady he’d ever met in the ton or the demimonde. yet Sir Gerald Stapleton frequented Mrs. Blyth’s euphemistically dubbed “finishing school” for natural, easy pleasure–and not anything else. So why was once this proven bachelor so completely captivated via one girl particularly? Why did he locate himself pondering how any such infrequent jewel of grace, good looks, and refinement as Priss had ended up a courtesan? And while she wanted safety, why did Gerald, who’d sworn he’d by no means become involved in affairs of the center, hasten to set her up as his personal pampered mistress to make sure her safety–and have her all to himself?
For Priscilla Wentworth, the trail resulting in Sir Gerald’s mattress have been as full of misfortune because it unexpectedly appeared charmed. yet Priss couldn’t permit herself to think she’d ever be extra to a guy like Sir Gerald than a well-cared-for item of enjoyment. Now, regardless of Gerald’s deep mistrust of marriage, neither scandal nor society’s censure can retain them apart–only the terror of trusting their hearts.
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Extra resources for A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes, Book 2)
Does it, Mr. " "Of course not," Benedict answered quickly. "It's settled, then," she said tightly, amazed that, for once, exactly the right words were coming out of her mouth. "No feelings were hurt. " She shook her head. " "I know, but—" "I'll escort you," Anthony said smoothly. " "Humor me," he said, in a tone that told her quite clearly she hadn't any choice in the matter. She nodded, and the two of them took off down the street. " Penelope felt her lips tighten at the corners—not out of anger, just out of a weary sense of resignation.
Penelope knew that Colin wasn't going to choose her as his bride, but shouldn't a mother be at least a little bit blind to her children's faults? It was obvious to Penelope that neither Prudence, Philippa, nor even Felicity had ever had a chance with a Bridgerton. Why did her mother seem to think their charms so exceeded Penelope's? Very well, Penelope had to admit that Felicity enjoyed a popularity that exceeded that of her three older sisters combined. But Prudence and Philippa had never been Incomparables.
I'm leaving! " And she left. * * * It was, Colin Bridgerton decided as he took a sip of some truly excellent brandy, rather nice to be back in England. It was quite strange, actually, how he loved returning home just as much as he did the departure. In another few months—six at the most—he'd be itching to leave again, but for now, England in April was positively brilliant. " Colin looked up. His brother Anthony was leaning against the front of his massive mahogany desk, motioning to him with his own glass of brandy.