Scandal of the Year (Heiress in London) by Olivia Drake
By Olivia Drake
The youngest of the Crompton heiresses, Blythe yearns to marry into the aristocracy to reinforce her family’s position in society. The widowed Duke of Savoy appears definitely the right selection, but it’s one other guy who units her middle to pounding: the hot footman, James. He’s devilishly good-looking and much extra interesting than any of her noble suitors. And he by myself has the ability to stir her romantic dreams.Little does she recognize, although, James Ryding is the real inheritor to the Crompton fortune. He’s posing as a servant so as to locate proof to end up her mom and dad are imposters. by way of captivating Blythe, he hopes to take advantage of her to regain his rightful inheritance. yet as warmth flares among them, he realizes that pleasant his quest will suggest ruining the attractive, lively girl who has captured his center.
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Blythe hadn’t realized until this moment how much she’d missed that warm, happy banter. The servants in London were all so stiff and proper. They kept their heads down and allowed themselves to fade into the background. Except for this one impudent footman. Warily, she watched as he took her empty glass and walked back to the tray. His command of the situation exuded an authority that was highly unusual in a servant. Even his long strides revealed him to be a man who was confident of himself. He returned with the drink.
Attending balls. Dancing the night away. ” He had not denied her silliness as a besotted swain would have done. And yet his gaze flitted to her mouth, a sure sign of his interest. Blythe dipped her chin slightly and gazed at him through the veil of her lashes. “Are you certain you do not mind squiring me, then? ” The dance steps separated them, but Blythe was pleased with the little exchange. There had been a flash of awareness in his eyes before he’d turned away. By not playing the mouse, she had accomplished her goal of distinguishing herself from the multitude of other debutantes.
That was what she wanted—wasn’t it? To be accepted wholeheartedly by all of society. And if she could find love, too, then her life would be complete. A knock sounded and the door opened. A stout maid carrying a breakfast tray entered the bedchamber. She bobbed a curtsy and went to place the tray on a round table by the window. Blythe rose from the dressing table. “Thank you, Nan,” she told the maid, who scurried over to the bed to straighten the linens. ” Edith Crompton shook her head. “I’ve already had my share at breakfast with your father.