By Anne Herries
Her hand in marriage traded in a video game of playing cards, blameless Lottie is totally out of her intensity engaged to a consummate bachelor Lord Rothsay. not just is a prolific womanizer, he is additionally a ruthless streak, leaving Lottie nervous approximately revealing that she is not the girl he'd agreed to marry!
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A daring lady often called the "duchess of Magnus" used to be 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 conform to trade identities together 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 made up our minds for it to happen. Worse nonetheless, she reveals Remington dazzlingly attractive—and she's charmed through 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 recognition and her center.
Remington had anticipated a haughty, unbending aristocrat who could be sure his front into strong society. yet this "duchess" is a so much friendly surprise—modest, warm-hearted, endearingly awkward, and a satisfaction to the attention. in brief, she is strictly this sort of bride Remington may fall passionately, thoroughly in love with. .. if he weren't so cause on his revenge.
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Mama liked the name. ’ ‘Do they? I wonder why. I thought Clarice eminently suitable for the young woman I met in Paris. ’ ‘Yes, I am certain it has,’ Lottie agreed. ’ ‘Are you indeed? Thank you, Miss Stanton. ’ He turned as the housekeeper entered with another maid bearing silver trays. ‘Ah, here is Mrs Mann with your tea—and something stronger for you, Sir Charles. If you’ll excuse me I have some business to attend to. Mrs Mann will take you up to your rooms when you have refreshed yourselves.
You are the equal of your sister in looks, and your character is superior. ’ Lottie sighed. ’ ‘My sister was a silly little thing, though I loved her dearly,’ Aunt Beth said. ’ Lottie nodded. Her uncle had not gambled away his money at the tables, but on a series of bad investments—including being caught in a scandal that had been almost as calamitous as the South Seas Bubble, which had ruined so many people in 1720—and had left his widow with very little fortune. Aunt Beth had been forced to sell her home and come to live with her sister and nieces after her husband died in a riding accident.
I do not think he is likely to change his mind,’ her father said and sighed. ’ Lottie did not reply. The carriage had just now drawn to a halt before a grand and imposing house built at some time in the last century, and her heart was beating so fast that she could not have spoken if her life depended on it. ’ Nicolas turned his head as his butler spoke. ‘I have shown them into the green drawing room, as you requested. ’ ‘Yes, you may bring it in ten minutes,’ Nicolas said. ’ He was unsmiling as he walked briskly towards the green drawing room at the back of the house.