Bought: The Penniless Lady by Deborah Hale

By Deborah Hale

Eager to guard the way forward for her useful nephew, penniless girl Artemis Dearing will do anything—even marry the fellow whose brother ruined her darling sister!

Hadrian Northmore's suffered sufficient heartbreak— he'll no longer lose his brother's son, too. Calculating and deceitful as girl Artemis might be, he will marry her if he needs to! yet Hadrian isn't really ready for overwhelming wish, or his new wife's candy disposition. there is been a few mistake…his hard-built defenses are crumbling earlier than his very eyes!

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What had brought her here, then, if not genuine regret for the way she’d abused him yesterday? Was she hoping to scare him off with a show of grandeur? ” Determined to demonstrate he could play her game, Hadrian reached for her slender, gloved hand and lifted it to his lips. ” Speaking of heat, he could not forget the unwelcome spark that had crackled through him when her fingers brushed against his leg. Or when he’d caught her and his nephew in his arms. An echo of it kindled in his lips as he inhaled a faint whiff of lavender from her glove.

I have some very encouraging news to share. ” Wrenching as the events of the past year had been, Artemis did not want to put them behind her. That would be like turning her back on the memories of her brother and sister. Since she knew better than to contradict her uncle, she stood in composed silence, waiting for him to continue. He did not keep her in suspense. “I have made Mrs. ” “Mrs. ” Artemis could not keep her tone from betraying surprise and distaste. She had heard plenty of gossip about Harriet Bullworth over the years.

Now, although they have money, power and success, they discover those things mean nothing without a special person to share them. As destiny throws three unique women into their paths, these driven men discover that achieving material success is easy compared to the challenge of forging a close, passionate relationship that will last a lifetime. BOUGHT: THE PENNILESS LADY is the story of Hadrian Northmore, who overcomes terrible tragedy to make his mark in the world. Returning to England to launch his brother’s political career, he discovers that Julian was killed in a duel, leaving behind a young son.

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