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A Lady's Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran

By Meredith Duran

"*IN GRITTY, WORKING-CLASS LONDON, SHE DOES WHAT SHE needs to to outlive . . . *

When Nell Whitby breaks into an earl’s condominium on a nighttime quest for revenge, she reveals her pistol pointed on the flawed man—one good-looking as sin and bare because the day he used to be born. Pity he’s a lunatic. He thinks her a lacking heiress, yet extra to the purpose, he’ll aid her get away the slums and correct a grave injustice. now not a nasty cut price. All she has to do is marry him.


A rake of the 1st order, Simon St. Maur spent his stressed adolescence burning each bridge he crossed. while he inherits an earldom with out a unmarried penny connected to it, he sees an opportunity to begin over—provided he can locate an heiress to fund his efforts. yet his depraved attractiveness potential courtship may be difficult—until destiny sends him the main infamous lacking heiress in heritage. All he wishes now's to make her right into a woman and maintain himself from making the single mistake which could smash every little thing: falling in love. . . .


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Instead she slammed it down on the table, then belatedly remembered the stopper wasn't in it. Ink fountained up and she reached out and caught most of it in her cupped hands before it could do more than splatter the parchment full of numbers. " Her father whisked the parchment out of danger. Her brothers chuckled. She glared at them as ink dripped from between her clenched fingers, splattering on the now empty table top. " Her brother Ailig, youngest but for her, entered the chamber, pushing past the sheep.

His father said, pacing in a circle about Tayg and the table. " "Nay, 'tis a simple message with little to complicate its delivery. " "Ah, lad, there is," he growled. " Tayg leaned against the table and waited for his father to explain. "You have been with the king. " Angus gestured at the missive. Surprise coursed through Tayg. His father was asking his opinion? Very well, a test. " 'Tis an uneasy alliance," he began, "between the king and the Earl of Ross, despite the impending marriage of the earl's son to the king's sister.

He shouted running to the cottage door and flinging it open. " he yelled again. Doors flew open and the lane was quickly flanked by Tayg's kin, old and young alike, lining the way and shouting his name as if he were a great war hero - as they would have greeted Robbie. Tayg waited for the silence to descend, but it didn't. There were shouts and laughter and a lightness to the people's faces he had not seen when last he was here, nearly a year ago when he had brought Robbie's body home to be buried.

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