Led Astray by a Rake: The Husband Hunters Club by Sara Bennett

By Sara Bennett

the search is on for the ideal husband . . .

underneath Livy Monteith's icy blonde external beats a passionate center, a middle that may not abide by way of society's principles. No, Livy will easily no longer marry the correct younger guy her mom and dad have selected for her husband. She'd particularly die! yet even her pals at leave out Debenham's completing university are surprised via the fellow she wishes. Lord Dominic Lacey, the fellow they name depraved Nic, is sort of good-looking, much more infamous, and each bit a scoundrel.

Nic thinks he is aware all approximately Livy. She's a formal younger woman from an upstanding kinfolk, the type of lady any first rate guy will be overjoyed to take as his bride—but Nic isn't a good guy. For Livy, even being noticeable with him may bring about yes scandal. So why is the ravishing blameless doing every thing in her energy to seduce him? Bedding her will be a pride. yet a sinful evening with a guy like Nic could lead a lady very a long way off track certainly . . .

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Sarah had reminded Olivia of a butter­ fly, a joyful creature who flitted in and out of their lives all too briefly. She’d loved to paint, the brighter the colors the better, and she’d believed that the wearing of black as a sign of bereavement was an abomination. Now Olivia scolded her mother gently. “Why shouldn’t you wear pretty things? I’m sure Sarah would be the first to tell you you should. ” Estelle, Olivia’s and her mother’s maid, was standing at the top of the stairs as they ascended to the sewing room.

LED ASTRAY BY A RAKE 37 A second later her eyes widened, her face took on a green cast, and she looked about wildly, trying to sit up. Nic turned her onto her side as she retched, bringing up the water she’d swallowed. When she was done, he wrung out his handkerchief and, lifting her into his arms, proceeded to wipe her face. “You bloody fool, woman,” he growled as he worked. “Are you trying to kill yourself? ” He stuttered to a stop just in time, but she didn’t seem to hear him. Nic dug into his pocket, and his fingers closed on the silver flask that was his father’s.

The Nic Lacey she believed him to be would meet her at the appointed place at the appointed time. ” Olivia set down her coffee cup, just as her mother entered the room, and the smile of antici­ pation she’d been unable to repress turned into a smile of welcome. ” Olivia pushed back her chair and rose to her feet. She was taller and more slender than her mother, and her smooth face did not have the markings of grief that were deeply etched upon her mother’s. “No, nothing in particular. I just wondered where you were.

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