By Suzanne Enoch
All of London is abuzz with the go back of the definitely pleasing, lately widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? what's going to she do together with her overdue husband’s fortune? Sociey is stunned via her announcement—at the Grand Ball, of all places!—that she plans to open an unique gentleman’s gaming membership within the kinfolk mansion. yet not anyone is extra surprised than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren.
Years in the past, Oliver and Diane shared a personal indiscretion. Now Diane threatens to bare Oliver’s such a lot ungentlemanly secrets…unless he concurs to assist her. A infamous gambler—and rake—Oliver is overqualified to teach Diane within the methods and technique of working her institution. yet awesome a take care of Diane may perhaps simply be the largest hazard Oliver has ever taken. This time, the single factor he has to lose is his heart…
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The music, the clothes. One of Cait and Abby’s favorite things to do is to go down to the cellar and come back up wearing my old hippie dresses or spiderweb shawls or crushed velvet hats or torn, darned, and embroidered jeans. Wearing these baubles from my past, they are transformed. For them, it’s just dress-up. For us, it was rebellion. It was breaking out of the rigidity our parents imposed on us. It was protesting a war that threatened the lives of people we knew. Maybe we fooled ourselves, but we thought we stood for something.
He took my wrist between his fingers. His touch was damp and warm. And there was his personal smell, underneath the clean smell of his shirt: something very like the smell of crayons being clutched in a warm hand. Waxy, closed, semisweet. There were several teaching assistants in their offices. One teaching assistant jumped with fright as we passed. Few people must have ever walked those halls. “Sorry to scare you,” Jack said. “We’re taking a look at the architecture up here. There’s going to be a protest.
He probably finds that name perfectly ordinary by now. Goldenclonner. And Dennis Hemphill and Charles Gore and Cynthia Jacobs Mott. But Jack’s name is in larger letters. Gold with a black outline. His name is the title. I click on his name and a page just for him comes up. A picture. A picture after all these years. It’s Jack, all right. Though I can’t figure out what could have made him move to Nashville, Tennessee. Still, there’s no mistaking the open grin, the soft black-lashed hazel eyes that simultaneously twinkle and look sad because they go south at the corners.
A Beginner's Guide to Rakes (Scandalous Brides, Book 1) by Suzanne Enoch