By Julianne MacLean
Clara Wilson has come all of the approach to London to transparent her identify (after her wilfulness has left her particularly unweddable around the ocean). yet ahead of she even has an opportunity to training her curtsey, she stumbles into the palms of Seger Wolfe, Marquess of Rawdon. Clara hasn't ever felt love ahead of, yet she has without doubt whilst she meets the Marquess that this can be what it appears 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 stable gossip is familiar with that the notoriously prosperous Marquess enjoyed and misplaced years in the past, and few have neglected the way in which his damaged middle drove him from society ballrooms into society girls' bedrooms. but if he meets the lost Clara Wilson at one of many town's ever-so-scandalous mystery balls, the need 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 center of the beside the point attractiveness, and risking his personal middle within the online game.
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Extra resources for An Affair Most Wicked
She was about to take a huge risk by sneaking into a Cakras Ball, but she was also—if luck was on her side tonight—about to see her handsome paramour again. Anticipation quivered up her spine. All this was both imprudent and exhilarating. Who knew what could happen in the next few hours? “I’m sure. ” Sophia faced her squarely. “You can’t fool me, Clara. You’re not here to forget him, you’re here to see him again because you want him. I know you too well, and all I see in your eyes at the moment is desire.
But who was she to refuse such a gift? All that mattered was that he was here, and she was going to dance with him. She placed her gloved hand in his. He led her onto the floor and stepped into a slow waltz. They danced for a moment or two before he finally spoke. ” Stifling her surprise and struggling to gather her wits, she cleared her throat. ” She couldn’t believe how calm she’d managed to sound on the outside when she was squealing like a schoolgirl on the inside. “I have, along with everyone else.
Something needs to be done. ” Standing and crossing the room, Clara glanced down at the stack of cards on Sophia’s desk. ” Sophia rose from the bed and joined Clara at her desk. ” Sophia slowly shook her head. “No. Absolutely not. You can’t take a risk like that. What would Mrs. ” “You could be my chaperone, Sophia. We could go just for an hour or so. ” “I couldn’t go to a Cakras Ball without James, nor would I even want to be seen there without him. People might presume we are inconstant. ” “We could wear wigs and put on English accents.