An Unlikely Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World by Jo Beverley

By Jo Beverley

Prudence Youlgrave is out to marry above her station and safe a cheerful existence. Catesby Burgoyne is out to proceed his noble family's strong identify. whilst destiny pushes them jointly, they're married-but this inconvenient marriage of comfort fast becomes anything a lot more...

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I’ll order a chaise,” Perry said. He topped up Cate’s glass and left. Cate turned back to Jeb, trying to make sense of the unbelievable. “He just collapsed? ” “I dunno, sir. His lordship did say as he’d ’ad ’eadaches. ” Cate surged to his feet. ” He reined himself in. “I’m sorry. I won’t take it out on the messenger. ” “I’m sure you did. ” Cate took out some coins. They were most of what he had to hand. Except now he was rich. Very, very rich. Unless Artemis was with child . . Damnable that the thought caused a sense of loss.

I’m assured the waters are delightfully salubrious,” Cate said coolly. ” There was no hiding it. “Feeling amorous. Behold, Georgiana Rumford—in pink with blond lace, eighteen years old and only daughter of the very wealthy Mr. ” Georgiana stood in conversation with her mother and a number of other women, but she looked across at Cate and blushed. Though rather round and rosy, she was pretty enough. Unfortunate that Georgiana chose that moment to wiggle her fingers at Cate in a coy greeting, and even more so that she then turned to giggle with her companions.

A blessing to have a family from the first, and evidence that you’ll soon add your own babies in the nursery. ” Prudence realized that she’d neglected her cup and sipped. It was cold. True, she wanted children, but Draydale . . ” “Difficult? ” Good probably meant obedient. Prudence knew she wasn’t a submissive woman. ” “Lud, sister, are you imagining a Bluebeard! His first died in childbirth, which is a danger we all must face. His second of some fading disease. An odd, nervous creature, as I remember, though she came from a good family and was well dowered.

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