By Ava Stone
A Regency old Novel - e-book 4 of the Scandalous Series...
After years of abuse by the hands of her mom, Cordelia Avery understands the one approach out is marriage to definitely the right guy. a guy who will let her the entire freedom she has ever craved. and she or he has the ideal guy picked out. The scandalous Marquess of Haversham may not be ideal to an individual else, yet taking the man’s black acceptance into account, Cordie believes she’ll get pleasure from all of the freedom she’s consistently wanted for in his disreputable palms. If merely she may get her center to head in addition to the plan and to prevent jumping every time Lord Adonis…er…the Earl of Clayworth is within reach. however the very right earl is such a lot usually the inaccurate style for her reasons.
Brendan Reese, the Earl of Clayworth, has no purpose of ever marrying back. He’s nonetheless attempting to freshen up the mess his first spouse left him, even years after her demise. To all of the international, Clayworth is the epitome of definitely the right English gentleman, and he so needs that photo used to be the reality. however the fact, because it usually may be, is gruesome. in spite of everything, an ideal English gentleman could by no means have a traitor for a mom. And except Clayworth can locate the facts his overdue spouse concealed, he may possibly face the gallows himself. yet an opportunity come upon with the reckless Cordelia Avery offers him the easiest lead he’s had in years to ultimately placing his family’s prior to leisure. regrettably, targeting whatever except pass over Avery turns out an almost most unlikely activity.
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And if she was gone, he didn‘t have an excuse to visit Avery House. It was a quandary indeed. As they reached the study, Brendan held the door open, then followed his nephew inside. He quickly poured himself the brandy he desperately needed after his journey. Then he took a second snifter and poured just enough for a swallow. He handed Thomas the dash of brandy and seated himself opposite the boy in one of the room‘s overstuffed leather chairs. Thomas looked at the glass with a frown. ‖ Brendan shrugged.
I knew at the end of last season she was perfect for you. Not a shrinking violet. A girl that could hold her own against you, when needs be. But when it seemed she was about to be engaged to that naval captain, it broke my heart. ‖ he bellowed. What the devil was she going on about? She blinked at him, a frown settling on her pretty face. ‖ That was as good a place as any to start. After all, he was fairly accustomed to her ramblings. Whenever she was excited, she always gushed until she ran out of strength.
Cordie struggled to free her arm. The earl only increased his pace, and Cordie couldn‘t catch one glimpse of Haversham or Phoebe. In no time, they reached Clayworth‘s phaeton and he tossed her into the seat, anger rolling off him. After he took his spot on the seat and began directing his bays out of the park, Cordie chanced a glance at him. Clayworth‘s sculpted lips were drawn up tight, his eyes focused on the path ahead of them. A muscle twitched in his jaw, and Cordie felt unexplainably guilty, which was hard to understand.