By Suzanne Enoch
Leave out Emma Grenville has had her fill of pig-headed noblemen who think girls exist exclusively to fulfill males. And her boastful new landlord, the Duke of Wycliffe, is the worst of the lot! The too-attractive cad desires to triple the lease on Emma's completing institution for younger women to assist get his newly inherited property out of debt. good, he truly wishes educating—about ladies. And Emma is simply the single to enlighten him. The sinfully good-looking duke hasn't ever met a lady he could not seduce and outwit. And now that he is tricked Emma right into a bet, he has the obdurate headmistress correct the place he wishes her. however the proven bachelor underestimates the quick-witted and unusually sensual leave out Grenville. For she could be top him to a spot neither goals they're going to ever go—to the altar.
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I am the only solicitor residing in Basingstoke at the moment, and as you see, I am representing Miss Grenville’s Academy. It would be a conflict of interest for me to—” “Here, let me get that,” Grey interrupted, closing the distance between himself and the headmistress. Before she could do more than squeak, he had untied the four fastenings at her back. Slipping the heavy garment down her arms, he let it slide past her hips to the floor. Her hair smelled of lemon and honey, and he was seized with the sudden desire to run his fingers through the soft auburn tangles.
Finally. She’d waited over a day for it. The sudden fluttering in her stomach had nothing to do with concern over her students’ performance. She wasn’t certain why she’d felt the need to write Wycliffe when he so obviously didn’t give a hang A Matter of Scandal / 45 about the Academy, but knowing he had her letter had kept her restless and awake all night. Emma took the missive from her French instructor and unfolded it. The sight of the dark, masculine scrawl made her pulse skip—until she read it.
The Duke of Wycliffe might think he could bully her into doing what he wanted, but she had no intention of giving in without a fight—or a war. A chorus of giggles from the stage caught her attention. Lady Jane leaned behind the curtain and grimaced at her. ” Emma jumped to her feet and hobbled onto the stage. Now that dratted Wycliffe was interfering with her instruction—another black mark against him. ’” Or he would wish he were, when she was finished with him. Chapter 4 M iss Grenville’s Academy looked more like a military camp than a girls’ school as Lord and Lady Haverly and their guests made their way through the long, rambling building to the old converted church at the far end.