By Ava Stone
A Regency old Novel - booklet 4 of the Scandalous Series...
After years of abuse by the hands of her mom, Cordelia Avery understands the single method out is marriage to the appropriate guy. a guy who will permit her all of the freedom she has ever craved. and he or she has the appropriate guy picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham is probably not excellent to an individual else, yet taking the man’s black popularity into consideration, Cordie believes she’ll take pleasure in all of the freedom she’s constantly needed for in his disreputable fingers. If merely she may possibly get her middle to move in addition to the plan and to prevent jumping at any time when Lord Adonis…er…the Earl of Clayworth is close by. however the very right earl is so much veritably the incorrect kind for her reasons.
Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no goal of ever marrying back. He’s nonetheless attempting to freshen up the mess his first spouse left him, even years after her dying. To the entire international, Clayworth is the epitome of the suitable English gentleman, and he so needs that photograph used to be the reality. however the fact, because it usually will be, is gruesome. in spite of everything, an ideal English gentleman may by no means have a traitor for a mom. And until Clayworth can locate the proof his overdue spouse concealed, he may perhaps face the gallows himself. yet an opportunity stumble upon with the reckless Cordelia Avery provides him the easiest lead he’s had in years to ultimately placing his family’s prior to relaxation. regrettably, targeting something except pass over Avery turns out an almost most unlikely job.
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Additional resources for A Scandalous Past
Clayworth placed his spoon back on the table, a little harder than was necessary, and glared at his friend. ‖ The marquess waved him off with a flick of his wrist. ―Honestly, Brendan, I‘m having a conversation with Miss Avery. ‖ Then he turned his light green eyes on Cordie, a mischievous smile on his face. ―As I was saying, my dear--‖ ―That you would even suggest that I would risk her safety, ‖ Clayworth interrupted, then he grumbled something unintelligible, though Cordie thought it sounded like he thought she risked her own safety more than enough and didn‘t need any help from him.
The bench was padded nicely and smelled of expensive leather. Cordie glanced around the phaeton with appreciation. Through the years with three older brothers, s he‘d heard more about gigs, barouches, chaises, coupes, landaus, and phaetons than she‘d ever cared to know. Those old conversations, however, did make her well aware of the excellent craftsmanship of the light four-wheeled carriage. Before she knew it, C layworth went around the other side and propelled himself into the seat beside her.
He turned his heart-stopping smile on Phoebe. ‖ Phoebe giggled, and quickly took his empty arm. ‖ ―Just think of me as an old friend of the family. ‖ Phoebe grinned. ‖ Haversham laughed, a rich sound that made Cordie‘s heart flutter. She was completely smitten with the man. What a glorious feeling. He towed her closer to him, and she reveled in the feel of the muscles of his arm. He was perfect. The marquess glanced down at her and winked before turning his attention back to Phoebe. ‖ Phoebe squeaked.