By Gayle Callen
Might she be the brazen woman who posed for the scandalous portrait? girl Elizabeth Cabot isn't any longer the reckless lady she as soon as was once. Now the darling of the ton, she is set to place her previous in the back of her. yet who could have imagined that one conceited act might throw her whole global into chaos . . . and strength her towards a loveless marriage? In desperation, she techniques her early life pal, Peter Derby, with a bold plan. Peter nonetheless recollects the wild and lively lady who had stolen his center. yet might the rumors be actual: is she the version for the scandalous portray putting in London's such a lot specific gentlemen's membership? If Peter consents to pose as her fianc?, Elizabeth has promised to bare the entire fact. yet Peter has his personal rules approximately this sham "engagement" to the beautiful attractiveness who is continuously been simply out of his reach—and he is prepared to incite another scandal to make her center actually his.
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His mother already seemed suspicious about why he wasn’t spending every moment trying to help Mary Anne. He was attempting to regroup where his sister was concerned, to think of a new plan to make her see the error of her ways. He’d had to tell them both that he was taking Elizabeth for a drive. Mary Anne had rolled her eyes and snickered, even as their mother allowed a flicker of hope to show in her gaze before she remembered their place in Society. And what would Mary Anne think when he was engaged—and then it was broken?
I’m sure it was. ” Her smile faded. ” “Mother does. ” “I don’t like cats,” she said with a sniff. ” She leaned over the table and began to roll one of the balls repeatedly against the rubber-padded cushion. ” He saw her jaw clench. ” she asked, looking up at him. As always, those blue eyes melted him. “Of course. It is a game you’re skilled at. I only ask that you play with close friends and family—and not for money. ” she asked, her lips twisting in a smirk. “I am in no rush. ” Her smile faded.
Shall we go for a carriage ride tomorrow morning? ” “Some men are. ” “A romantic idealist. ” She smiled. ” He met her amused eyes with his own. ” They looked at each other for a moment. Even after all the craziness of the last few days, her disappointment in him, her mistrust, it was still so easy to talk to him. She’d forgotten that these last few years since her coming out. Even more proof that, regardless of their teasing or their partnership in deception, they were not meant for more. P a g e | 59 “So you will ride beside me tomorrow and look giddy with happiness,” he said.
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