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By Eloisa James

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Welcome to a global of reckless sensuality and glittering sophistication . . . of dangerously good-looking gents and younger girls longing to realize a name . . . of video games performed for prime stakes, including—on occasion—a lady's virtue.

A marquess's sheltered simply daughter, girl Roberta St. Giles falls in love with a guy she glimpses throughout a crowded ballroom: a duke, a video game participant of consummate ability, a infamous rakehell who indicates little interest in marriage—until he lays eyes on Roberta.

Yet the Earl of Gryffyn is aware too good that the fee required to achieve a coronet is usually too excessive. Damon Reeve, the earl, is set to guard the beautiful Roberta from chasing after the incorrect destiny.

Can Damon attract her right into a high-stakes video game of his personal, no matter if his center may be misplaced within the enterprise?

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Stands to reason it wouldn't hold a grown man. ” * * * * When everyone had gone, Laura bowed her head in her hands and wept, not for the past, or the present, or the future, but for what might have been. ” Captain the Honourable Rupert Wyckham stretched his long legs across the width of the carriage, careful not to brush against his brother's impeccable white stockings. ” Gareth laughed, his teeth gleaming by the light of the gas lamps in the street. ” “And arrives at Almack's by eleven o'clock.

Cornie's a bit of a wind-bag, but what can you expect of a clergyman? ” She hoped it was just a vigorous young man's natural impatience with small children and their doting mother. Maria ought to be her natural ally at Llys, and she was beginning to think she might need one. Rupert shook his head. “I'll let you discover for yourself. Gareth would comb my hair with a joint stool if you turned tail now because of anything I said. ” He went on to expatiate upon the glories of galloping across the hills, fishing in the streams, shooting in the woods and fields.

As the day wore on, and the sway of the carriage on its efficient springs became faintly nauseating, niggling doubts set in. Nothing in what Gareth had told her of the people at Llys explained Rupert's insistence that he warn her. She seized the chance to find out more when the captain came to sit with her while his brother rode—they were by far too gentlemanly to leave her alone. ” “Jove, yes, a positive rabbit warren, with wings sprawling in every direction. ” “Aha, so Gareth was his usual discreet self.

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