Obsession Wears Opals (The Jaded Gentlemen Book 5)

"Sensuality quite steams from Bernard's writing." -- Sabrina Jeffries, big apple occasions bestselling author

Darius Thorne has discovered to take advantage of his wit and intelligence to strategize a greater existence for himself. he's the White Knight amidst the small mystery circle of gents recognized in simple terms because the Jaded. The good-looking student shields his center by means of holding a studied distance from the world...until he rescues a stunning woman.

Isabel Netherton isn't really only a damsel in misery. A highborn woman of caliber unwilling to be a pawn, she is defiantly escaping an abusive husband. yet lower than Darius's safeguard she discovers an unforeseen champion--a guy who teaches her the facility of precise wish and what it skill to be handled like a queen.

However, the legislation of the land helps her husband's merciless declare. it's going to take all of Darius's crafty to maintain one step prior to their enemies and guard Isabel. In a dangerous online game of chess, Darius needs to defeat the Black Knight and sacrifice himself for his Ivory Queen or forfeit all.

An emotional and action-packed bankruptcy within the Jaded gents series--this one is a keeper!

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It used to be unforeseen and I’ll always remember it. ” He set it at the board as she took her position throughout from him. “Nor I yours,” she spoke back, lifting the queen up from the ribbon at her throat and untying it. “I by no means took it off. ” She further the white queen onto the sphere, and Darius needed to transparent his throat on the lump that shaped on the sight in their armies again in position. “Our talismans saved us safe,” he famous. “Are you revealing a superstitious nature, sir? ” she teased him. Darius shook his head. “Not in any respect.

It has its position. ” “Well, your housekeeper is inaccurate approximately something. ” “Is she? ” “It falls to me to supply leisure as an outstanding visitor to pay off my host for his hospitality,” Isabel acknowledged. “Do you—have a pianoforte? ” “No, I’m sorry. ” “Harp? ” “This goes to guide down a meandering course of sadness, Helen. ” He sighed, then brightened. “You can learn aloud to me! I’d like to pay attention another person reciting a few poetry for as soon as. my very own voice is gravel in my ears. ” Isabel nodded. “If you need. ” “Or .

Is she? ” “It falls to me to supply leisure as a very good visitor to pay off my host for his hospitality,” Isabel acknowledged. “Do you—have a pianoforte? ” “No, I’m sorry. ” “Harp? ” “This goes to guide down a meandering direction of sadness, Helen. ” He sighed, then brightened. “You can learn aloud to me! I’d like to listen another individual reciting a few poetry for as soon as. my very own voice is gravel in my ears. ” Isabel nodded. “If you need. ” “Or . . . ” Darius’s voice trailed off in idea. “Or? ” she caused him lightly.

Helen laughed, losing her skirts. “But how did you deal with it? They healthy completely! ” Darius shrugged his shoulders and collected the tray to hold it over to the small desk subsequent to the fireside. “I’m tempted to make a few insane declare of improved commentary. ” She moved to aid him, moving the chessboard over to ensure there has been room for his or her picnic. “Resist temptation and inform me the reality. ” He pressed his lips jointly, weighing it out. “Only when you by no means inform Mrs. McFadden. ” Helen straightened her again, her expression startled.

Yet listening to her say it made all of it the extra pleasurable. “His stable identify? That’s all he had! He misplaced his funds in another country in a silly scheme in Egypt and he’d have married something wealthy and kicking to maintain us afloat. I allowed it simply because . . . ” a few of her hearth pale and Darius’s belly churned at how disgusting she seemed making an attempt the a part of the wounded blameless. “I knew Richard really enjoyed me. It didn’t subject what the pigeon gave the look of. He’d use her up quick and bury her, and we’d return to it being us.

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