On Sale: July 12, 2011
Featuring: Angeline Dudley; Edward Ailsbury
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In this enticing new romance ripe with sensuality and wit,
New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh proves
that comfort is no match for passion when a stuffy gentleman
becomes the object of desire of an adoring and spirited
While Lady Angeline Dudleyâ€™s pedigree dictates that she must
land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible beauty secretly
longs for a simple, ordinary suitor. No wild rakes like the
men of her family, just a kind heart and good nature. So
when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, rescues her
with unmatched civility from the advances of a scoundrel,
Angeline thinks that she has found her true love. Persuading
the earl is another matter entirely.
Edward has his future neatly mapped out. He hopes to wed his
steadfast companion, a woman who shares his values of
loyalty, respect, and decorum. But arriving in London to
take his seat in the House of Lords, he is derailed by
Angeline, an exquisite bird of paradise seemingly devoted to
sending his predictable life into chaos.
brilliant hues of her fashion to her hoydenish antics,
Angeline is the last woman on earth for Edward. And yet a
stolen kiss in the moonlight awakens something deep and
primal within him. Naturally, being a gentleman, he does the
right thing after compromising a lady: He offers marriage.
Angeline knows that Edwardâ€™s proposal is born of duty, not
love. But denying something so provocative and passionate is
easier said than done. Deep down, Angeline believes that
Edwardâ€™s dedication to convention will melt behind closed
doors, where sensuality and seduction play wicked games. For
a proper wife by day can become a husbandâ€™s secret mistress
by night, when delicious desire rules.
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