By Ava Stone
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Handsome women’ guy Lucas Beckford has agreed to aid his good friend, an impoverished baron, win the affections of an icy heiress. it's going to be an easy job, specifically for a seducer of his recognition. even though whilst Luke catches sight of the spell binding girl, he's keen about her lovely brown eyes, fast wit, and sharp tongue; and his wish to see his pal marry the woman fast evaporates. Now he simply has to discover how to persuade the penniless lord to show his attentions elsewhere—leaving the Ice Princess to him.
Lady Juliet St. Claire has continually believed that her fortune could defend her from ever having to relinquish her freedom in marriage. even though fortune hunters ceaselessly hound her, Juliet’s outwardly chilly demeanor retains such a lot of them at bay, licking their wounds or patching up their satisfaction. notwithstanding whilst Luke charms his manner into her existence, he simply melts greater than simply her middle. regrettably, the rogue is of the affection ‘em and depart ‘em style, and leaves Juliet’s delicate center in items. but if her fortune lands her at risk from an unscrupulous foe, Luke returns to her part, supplying his support and safety. Now Juliet has to choose if her center is powerful sufficient to belief the rogue a moment time.
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The rogue nearly stumbled, but to his credit, he quickly righted himself and glanced down at her in surprise. ” Juliet frowned her answer. She had suspected it, knew it in her mind, but hearing it confirmed was still disheartening. The tiny bit of her that hoped he’d had some interest in her died. “I want you to end it. ” She began to tick off the names with her fingers. “There’s Marian Hampton or Alice Kelston. ” One dark golden eyebrow shot up mockingly. ” Juliet let go a beleaguered sigh as they passed couples who were dancing the waltz nearby.
And it was annoying that her sister would bring it up. So, she feigned a sickly sweet voice and replied, “That’s a wonderful idea, Georgie. ” They’d had this argument many times, and apparently they were about to have it again. Though Juliet didn’t relish the fight, she would also never agree to return to Derbyshire until their ancestral home was vacant of their vermin relations who had taken up residence there. Georgie sighed and leaned her head against the back of the velvet squabs. ” Actually, Juliet had thought ‘those beggars’ was a fairly complementary term.
She’d never envisioned the charismatic Lucas Beckford sitting in her pink parlor, looking like an overgrown schoolboy. “Mr. ” He stood tall above her now, and Juliet had to tilt her head back to see that his roguish grin was firmly back in place. She warily offered the scoundrel her hand, which he took at once and brought to his lips. ” She arched one brow at him and managed to retrieve her hand from his grasp. Radiant was not a word that anyone used to describe her, not unless they wanted something from her—which meant he was, indeed, here to press Haywood’s case.