Desperate Duchesses (Desperate Duchesses, Book 1) by Eloisa James
By Eloisa James
Unique ebook: 2009
Welcome to an international of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously good-looking gents and younger women longing to realize a name . . . of video games performed for top stakes, including—on occasion—a lady's virtue.
A marquess's sheltered basically daughter, woman Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a guy she glimpses throughout a crowded ballroom: a duke, a online game participant of consummate ability, a infamous rakehell who exhibits no real interest in marriage—until he lays eyes on Roberta.
Yet the Earl of Gryffyn is aware too good that the cost required to realize a coronet is usually too excessive. Damon Reeve, the earl, is decided to guard the beautiful Roberta from chasing after the inaccurate destiny.
Can Damon appeal to her right into a high-stakes video game of his personal, no matter if his center could be misplaced within the enterprise?
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Apart from my brother, and my deceased sister, the two dearest, truest friends, the purest and most wholesome influences that in my short and misspent life I ever encountered, have been yourself and your husband. Can you and Mr. Edmund Bertram—I write his name with a faltering hand—can you bring yourselves to overlook the errors of the past, can you forgive your faulty but sincerely affectionate friend? qxd:Mansfield Park Revisited_int 7/21/08 JOAN AIKEN conversation—your wise, grave earnest elevating companionship—intercourse untouched by guile or artifice—can now restore the tone of my mind.
She must make up her mind for herself as to the best course to follow. Mrs. Osborne extracted her brother from the billiard-room, where the two men were not found to be playing billiards, quite a brief game having proved sufficient for Mr. Wadham’s strength; they had been looking at maps and discussing ancient history, for Mr. Wadham, it seemed, was a scholar, a Latinist, with a decided bent for the pursuit and investigation of antiquities, and he had been quizzing Tom as to the likelihood of Roman remains being discovered on the Mansfield acres.
Qxd:Mansfield Park Revisited_int 7/21/08 MANSFIELD PARK REVISITED What of myself, you ask, and the answer is no cheerful one. I have been unwell—very unwell; for a period my life was given up. Only the fond solicitude of my brother Henry, who sat for days and nights on end by my couch, holding my hand, begging, beseeching me not to leave him—only his dear affection recalled me to this earthly vale; and whether the boon of restored life he thus conferred on me was worth his pains, who can judge?