By Laura Lee Guhrke
A Royal Pain...
The illegitimate daughter of a prince and a infamous courtesan, Lucia has been restrained to high schools and convents for many of her lifestyles. yet that hasn't stopped her from inflicting one scandal after one other. Exasperated, her royal father comes to a decision that his beautiful hellion of a daughter needs to be married instantly. And Sir Ian Moore, Britain's so much right diplomat, is the correct guy to settle on her a groom.
Diplomacy, no longer matchmaker, is Ian's strong point, yet he vows to get Lucia married off once attainable in order that he may perhaps go back to his actual tasks. but, regardless of an abundance of very keen, necessary applicants, none is a fit for Lucia's spirit and hearth. And the extra time Ian spends with the infuriating good looks, the extra reluctant he's to marry her off. might or not it's that he has already chanced on Lucia the correct husband...and it really is Ian himself?
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Watching him, she lifted her hand and coated the again of his, preserving his palm opposed to her breast. simply that, and pleasure flooded him, pleasure, reduction, and a queer, piercing feeling in his chest he couldn’t really outline. Ian knew he was once certainly a hopeless enterprise, idiotic in addition to skirt-smitten, if he may possibly wish her back just a couple of scarce mins after ruining her and himself and every little thing he’d striven all his existence to be. a valid got here to him, a faint gasp that wasn’t Lucia. Ian glanced sideways and regarded directly into the surprised blue eyes of girl Sarah Monforth. at the back of her, taking a look over her shoulder, stood her cousin, Lord Blair. bankruptcy 17 Lucia lay on her part on best of her mattress, huddled right into a ball, looking at the light blue willow wallpaper of her room. The development of blue and white saved blurring in entrance of her eyes, shades mixing jointly into grey. She blinked, prepared herself to maintain again tears as she attempted to make feel of what had occurred. She shouldn’t think like this, stupidly surprised and weepy. She was once a courtesan’s daughter. She knew approximately this stuff. Her mom had defined it to her as soon as whilst she used to be twelve, with stern warnings to not enable a guy do what Ian had simply performed. She’d obvious statues in Paris museums, she’d peeked into forbidden books, she and Armand had performed a few passionate kissing. yet none of that details had ready her for the entire fact. It damage, for something. That were fairly a surprise, shattering all of the wondrous emotions that had come earlier than. She hadn’t anticipated that. whilst Ian had helped her gown, she’d obvious her personal blood on herself, and she or he knew good sufficient it wasn’t her per month classes. Lucia pressed her knees tighter to her chest and flinched. She used to be nonetheless sore, deep inside of. yet that wasn’t what made her think like crying. girl Sarah and Lord Blair had noticeable them. She had Ian’s sideways look to discover them status there. although it had in basic terms taken Ian the blink of an eye fixed to maneuver in entrance of her and defend her, he had no longer been fast sufficient. Lucia had visible them, they usually had noticeable her. Lord Blair and girl Sarah have been tactful adequate to go away with no observe, and Ian had taken her up a little-used servants’ staircase close to the conservatory. He had one way or the other controlled to get her again to her room with no somebody else seeing her, yet she had no illusions that this is able to stay a mystery. woman Sarah used to be unlike Lord Haye, whose discretion had stored the tale of Armand Bouget from leaking out. No, Sarah’s malicious tongue will be relatively busy. by way of the top of the day, every body at Tremore might recognize what she had noticeable, and in lurid aspect. If Lucia hadn’t been dirty items ahead of, she definitely will be now. yet even that was once now not what made her stare dazedly on the wall at the verge of tears. It was once the glance she’d noticeable on Ian’s face later on, a poor glance of disgrace and self-loathing he hadn’t been capable of conceal as he’d touched her costume and discovered simply what he had performed. Lucia straightened a section at the mattress and appeared down on the shredded fringe of her gown and corset, flaps of material that hung in a disproportionate triangle over her left breast.