A Lady Of Expectations (Regencies, Book 6; Lester Family by Stephanie Laurens

By Stephanie Laurens

Unique ebook: 1996

Jack Lester has to discover a bride...

But the place can he locate the suitable lady? She needs to be appealing, style, a superb conversationalist...and most crucial, she has to simply accept him as he's: devilishly good-looking, captivating and, so far as an individual understands, negative as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll by no means locate the precise wife.

Jack's middle races while he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal catch. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, convinced he could by no means marry a bad lady like her. As they play out a online game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the lady he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?

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A Lady Of Expectations (Regencies, Book 6; Lester Family Saga, Book 2)

Unique book: 1996

Jack Lester has to discover a bride. ..

But the place can he locate the appropriate girl? She should be appealing, variety, a superb conversationalist. .. and most crucial, she has to just accept him as he's: devilishly good-looking, fascinating and, so far as a person is familiar with, bad as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll by no means locate the fitting wife.

Jack's center races while he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal seize. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, definite he could by no means marry a bad woman like her. As they play out a online game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the lady he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?

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And so he’d found her this morning, and he’d eaten his eggs with a distracted air. After breakfast, he’d been so diffident he was nearly toeing the ground. She’d never seen him diffident. After much throat clearing he’d said, “I’ve something I wish to discuss with you, Genevieve. ” He hadn’t made mention at all of Millicent. Normally such strolls would have waited until Millicent was awake. And Genevieve had known. Oh, at last, at last, at last. Thump. Thump. Thump. Her heart beat in time with their footsteps, until one seemed like an echo of the other.

But the farther from the house the quieter Harry grew, until there were more silences than sentences. And then they’d stopped beneath the tree. It seemed he couldn’t yet speak. He bent to pluck up a leaf. A crimson one. He laid it gently in his palm and studied it as though it were alive. He looked at her. His eyes were pale blue. Full of glints like sun on the sea when he was contemplating some mischief, clear as a spring sky when he was solemn. She knew his eyes in every emotional weather. He cleared his throat.

Perhaps if he attempted to placate. ” he began. ” The duke’s eyebrows flicked upward, daring Ian to finish that thought. Which he regretted doing the moment he did.  . ” The ensuing silence was palpably incredulous. Even Abigail turned to look at him in gap-mouthed astonishment that anyone would actually say that outside of a bad pantomime. But bloody hell—and more’s the pity—it was true. More accurately, it wasn’t yet what it seemed. ” The duke almost sounded amused. But then irony, when delivered cold and shaved very, very fine, could sound like amusement.

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