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Nothing sets tongues wagging like a scandalous dalliance.
In the salons of the ton, no tidbit is more
delicious than a rumor of amour--the more outrageous the
better. Rakes and rogues, ladies of high station and low
morals are choice fodder for the gossips of society. Now,
four of today's most popular Regency authors titillate the
ton with tales of how untoward talk can fan the
flames of passion.
A Proper Englishwoman by Eloisa
Betrothed since they were children, Gilbert Baring-Gould,
Earl of Kerr, and the Honorable Emma Loudan are not quite
what one would call a perfect match. The whole Ton knows
him to be a complete rakehell, hardly the ideal spouse for
When he horrifies the Ton by announcing that he won't go
through with the marriage until Emma is carrying his child -
- or did he say that she was already carrying a child? --
the gossips (and Emma) go wild.
Obviously she should hand this Beelzebub his ring back
directly. But curiosity, and a strong wish to teach her
brazen-faced fiancé some manners, demand that she beat him
at his own game.
So she does.
It's the story of a reluctant bridegroom (engaged since
childhood, and hasn't seen his fiancée in years), a bride
who's losing her patience, and a wild night in which the
said bridegroom meets a wicked, delicious Frenchwoman…or is
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