By Georgette Heyer
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A daring lady referred to as the "duchess of Magnus" was once wagered—and won—in a card online game. however the girl who arrived was once her shy, quiet cousin Eleanor.
Eleanor de Lacy should have been mad to comply with alternate identities along with her stronger-willed cousin. She might by no means persuade Remington Knight of the folly of this union—especially because the guy appeared so decided for it to occur. Worse nonetheless, she reveals Remington dazzlingly attractive—and she's charmed by way of his makes an attempt to seduce her, even if he believes she is already his. but when he ever learns of Eleanor's deception, this bold rogue will wreak havoc. .. upon her acceptance and her center.
Remington had anticipated a haughty, unbending aristocrat who might determine his front into reliable society. yet this "duchess" is a so much friendly surprise—modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a pride to the attention. in brief, she is precisely this type of bride Remington may well fall passionately, thoroughly in love with. .. if he weren't so purpose on his revenge.
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The movement caught his eye; he glanced down, and she at once removed her hand, flushing, vexed with herself. " he asked, picking up another card. "Assemblies and balls seem to be in full feather: you will be knocked up by all this raking! " "That? Oh, no! It is to be a petticoat-party. " There was a short silence. After that one glance the Earl had not again looked at Mr. Warren's account, but it seemed to his guilty wife imperative to divert his attention from it. She said a trifle breathlessly: "Cardross, what a very elegant dressing-gown that is!
Nell said. —Jeremy will have been sent abroad. Indeed, Jeremy has the greatest hope, if all goes as he has reason to expect— But I mustn't tell you! Pray don't repeat it, Nell! " She hesitated, and then slid an impulsive hand into Nell's, and whispered: "One thing I must tell you! I believe—I hope—that he will shortly be calling in Grosvenor Square, to see Cardross. You may guess for what purpose!
His companion, who had been holding coyly aloof, edged his horse forward, raising the low-crowned beaver from his head, and bowing slightly to both ladies. Mr. Cornelius Fancot was a chubby-faced young gentleman, slightly junior to the Viscount, whose devoted follower he had been ever since the pair had met at Harrow. There, he had been privileged to lend his aid to his dazzling friend in various hare-brained exploits; later, he had been of invaluable assistance in disposing suitably of the statue of Mercury in the Quad at Christ Church; and if he had never, either when up at Oxford or since both had come down from that seat of learning, contrived to rival Dysart's more celebrated feats, which included putting a donkey to bed with a complete stranger in an inn, and leaping one of his hunters over a dining-table equipped with a full complement of plate, silver, glasses, and chandeliers, he had won for himself, besides the reputation of being one who never refused a wager, considerable fame for having walked the length of Piccadilly on a pair of stilts; and for having won a bet that he would journey to Dover and back again to London before his too-hopeful challenger had made a million dots on sheet after sheet of paper.