Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander: A Novel by Ann Herendeen

By Ann Herendeen

The meddling moms of the Regency might do something to wed their daughters to Andrew Carrington, the rich, good-looking, and athletic inheritor to an earldom. there's one challenge, despite the fact that. No lady in all England could swimsuit the made up our minds bachelor, for Andrew a long way prefers the corporate of men—at his desk and in his bed room. yet with privilege comes accountability. Andrew needs to take a bride. And whereas Phyllida Lewis, the penniless, lively, and curvaceous writer of romantic novels, isn't really particularly what his kinfolk had in brain, a wedding to her could let Andrew to stay his lifestyles as he pleases. the arriving of Matthew Thornby, the honorable and speeding son of a self-made baronet, into their comfortable association makes Andrew's happiness entire. but a wise enemy is ready within the wings, threatening to reveal them all—an act that might without doubt result in scandal and break.

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Not bad, she decided. Almost artistic. There was a knock at the door. ” Phyllida hadn’t realized how dry her mouth was. Andrew entered, a silk dressing gown belted loosely around his narrow hips. The fabric, a deep charcoal gray, shimmered with his movements as he walked toward the bed. Phyllida had never thought gray was a color at all, much less a rich one, full of highlights and hints of blue, of burgundy, of green and gold. Andrew stopped a few feet from the bed, taking in her naked body and suggestive pose.

At least Andrew didn’t have any problem there. And her mother’s honest concern had prepared her for the possibility that he might not be able to. No, she was a very lucky woman and she would thank him when he woke up. Andrew snorted, blinked, and lifted himself off and out of her. The sound of him pulling out was so funny, a sucking, fart­ ing sound, she had to bite her lip not to laugh. ” he asked. 48 Ann Herendeen “No,” she said, stroking his dark hair. “No, it was wonderful. ” He stared into her wide brown eyes.

He was in luck. Just as Mrs. Lewis began to regale the men with an account of the mad social whirl of this part of Sussex, the legions of suitors for her daughters’ hands, footsteps were heard descend­ ing the stairs, and a young woman entered the room. She was a little below average height, although no one would describe her as short, and she had a round, plump figure, in excellent proportion, shown off to advantage in a tight gown more suitable for a ball than the parlor of a country cottage in early afternoon.

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