An Affair Most Wicked by Julianne MacLean

By Julianne MacLean

Clara Wilson has come all of the option to London to transparent her identify (after her wilfulness has left her fairly unweddable around the ocean). yet sooner than she even has an opportunity to training her curtsey, she stumbles into the hands of Seger Wolfe, Marquess of Rawdon. Clara hasn't ever felt love sooner than, yet she has without doubt whilst she meets the Marquess that this is often what it sounds like. Too undesirable love is the very last thing on her mind—she's right here to discover a husband, now not a rake.

Every strong gossip understands that the notoriously filthy rich Marquess enjoyed and misplaced years in the past, and few have overlooked the way in which his damaged middle drove him from society ballrooms into society women' bedrooms. but if he meets the lost Clara Wilson at one of many town's ever-so-scandalous mystery balls, the will he feels for her is just too powerful, and it pulls him again into the swirl of aristocratic London. Now he reveals himself competing for the guts of the beside the point good looks, and risking his personal center within the video game.

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Then let us find James. It’s time for your Season in London to begin. This time, we’ll begin it properly. ” Chapter 3 nm Dearest Adele, I miss you, dear sister, and I take back what I wrote before about London gentlemen being as dull as the Knickerbockers. I met a most fascinating man just the other night. I won’t tell you how I met him, only that he was very exciting . . ” Quintina Wolfe, the Marchioness of Rawdon, tossed the Morning Post down onto the breakfast table and reached for her gold-trimmed teacup.

Clara looked up at the huge stone front of the mansion, where the same burly man as last time stood in front of the door. Sophia straightened her mantle. ” “Yes. ” 48 JULIANNE MACLEAN They picked up their skirts and walked up the steps. A delightful shiver of anticipation ran through Clara. She could hardly believe she was here again, in this scandalous, forbidden place. Sophia presented their invitation. The next thing they knew, they were inside, standing on the shiny, black and white checkered floor in the wide hall, handing their mantles over to the masked butler while the music of flutes and violins flitted to their ears from the ballroom.

Clara moved away from the mirror and sat down, wondering who she would meet tonight, and if any of the gentlemen would intrigue her. She had met dozens of young aristocrats the past week, AN AFFAIR MOST WICKED 39 but none had possessed the striking charismatic presence of her secret paramour, or the tantalizing features of his person as a whole. As a matter of course, she forgot the plain gentlemen she had met this week very quickly after the initial introduction and the obligatory brief but polite conversation.

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