By Stephanie Laurens
Unique book: 2004
The seven individuals of the Bastion membership have served loyally within the perilous provider of the Crown. Now they've banded jointly to aid each other via their most threatening project of all: getting married.
When Charles St. Austell returns domestic to say his name as earl, and to settle quick on an appropriate spouse to boot, he discovers that have has made him impatient of the younger girls who vie for his attention—with the exception of girl Penelope Selborne. Years in the past, Charles and Penelope's younger ardor used to be consummated in an unforgettable afternoon. Charles remains to be haunted via their interlude, yet Penny refuses to have whatever extra to do with him.
If controlling her center was once tricky sooner than, resisting a far better, battle-hardened Charles is easily nigh very unlikely, but Penelope has vowed she won't make an identical mistake two times, nor will she marry with no love. but if a traitorous intrigue attracts them jointly, then eventually threatens them both—will Penny realize she has a real protector in Charles, her first and in simple terms love, who now vows to make her his personal?
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The sensation of masculine possession that gripped him when he thought about Joanna Ware was sharp and shocking. He realized that he had reacted entirely on instinct. It was an alien sensation. “And don’t speak disrespectfully of Lady Joanna either,” he added, wondering as he did so why on earth he felt the need to defend her. Dev raised his brows. ” “And she is not my mistress,” Alex finished testily. ” Dev grinned. ” “Enough,” Alex snapped. Dev shrugged elegantly. ” He did not quite manage to erase the note of pleading from his voice.
She had hated the way in which David had reveled in his celebrity, rolling home drunk from some brothel at dawn, reeking of perfume and with some whore’s cosmetics smeared all over him. It seemed so cheap. David had bragged his way around London from the gambling tables to the ballrooms to the bawdy houses. He had been brash and vulgar, but people had excused it as part of his larger-than-life character, David Ware the hero, beloved by all men… Pain and loss twisted inside her. When she had wed she had expected her life to be so different, with a loving husband and a brood of children.
How inspired! I adore you in the color, Jo darling! ” “I do not think,” Merryn said unexpectedly, “that all this show will be quite to Lord Grant’s taste, Lottie. ” Lottie beamed. ” “Well, if he does not I am sure he will be too polite to say so,” Merryn said. ” “You seem to know a great deal about him,” Joanna teased gently as her sister blushed. ” “No one,” Merryn said, blushing harder. “I have been reading of his exploits, that is all. Mr. Gable has been writing about him in the Courier. He is quite the returning hero.
A Lady of His Own (Bastion Club, Book 3) by Stephanie Laurens