By Mary Balogh
Unique booklet: 1991
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.
Mary Balogh has no equivalent by way of shooting the complicated, impossible to resist passions among women and men. Her vintage novel, The mystery Pearl, is considered one of the big apple Times bestselling author’s finest–a story of temptation and seduction, of guarded hearts and uncooked emotion…and of a love so strong it's going to take your breath away….
He first spies her within the shadows outdoor a London theatre, a lovely creature pressured to negotiate her physique to outlive.
To the lady recognized easily as Fleur, the well-dressed gentleman with the captivating eyes is an not going savior. And while she takes the stranger to her mattress, she by no means expects to work out him back. yet then Fleur accepts a place as governess to a tender girl…and is surprised to find that her nighttime lover is a strong nobleman. As cautious hearts ignite–and the specter of scandal hovers over them–one query continues to be: will she be mistress or spouse?
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It seemed to work. She seemed to forget all about the bloody prince for a moment. Greer did not, however, forget the prince for very long—how could she, holed up in some dreadful receiving room, waiting for Percy to return from his private discussion with him? She paced restlessly, crossing frequently to the window and staring out at the castle‟s gardens and the bright blue sky. When Percy did at last return, she could tell by his grim expression that things had not gone well. “He‟s unmoved,” he said simply as he led her to a settee and sat beside her.
Two of them instantly started toward them, and Mr. Percy quickly pushed Greer behind him. ” he demanded of the prince as the footmen advanced. “God in heaven,” the prince spat. ” he roared. “If you want to settle this like gentlemen—” Percy tried, but the footmen grabbed him. He began to struggle, ranting in Welsh at the prince, his face red with anger. Greer screamed as Percy fought mightily against them. One of the men managed to twist Percy‟s arms behind his back, which effectively entrapped him.
The prince said something in Welsh to which Percy returned a violent stream of what Greer was certain was the worst vitriol. It must have been, for whatever Percy said changed the prince‟s mien—he suddenly looked very dangerous. Lethal. She believed he could snap Percy‟s neck with only one of his large paws. But he surprised her—with a scathing look at the two of them, he pivoted about and strode out of the room. When the door closed behind him, Percy swiped angrily at an oil lamp and sent it crashing to the floor.
The Secret Pearl by Mary Balogh