Tangled Reins (Historical)

By Stephanie Laurens

“Stephanie Laurens' heroines are extraordinary tributes to Georgette Heyer: feisty and strong.” - Cathy Kelly

omit Dorothea Darent has no goal of ever getting married, by no means to a rogue resembling the Marquis of Hazelmere. A disreputable scoundrel, he's captivated once they meet unintentionally and is decided to win her center, even whereas she's busy mind-blowing the remainder of London society. Now Dorothea has a call to make: keep on with her plan to stay a decent spinster, or run into the hands of her speeding stranger…

Read the first actual novel via no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Stephanie Laurens.

A regency old romance set in London, England.

Previously published.

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Cecily got a most annoying message and has long past off with Lord Fanshawe's guy. ' Neither Ferdie nor Dorothea understood a lot of this, yet, seeing the letter her ladyship used to be retaining out, Ferdie took it. to overlook Cecily Darent, i'm writing on behalf of Lord Fanshawe, who's presently in my surgical procedure, having sustained severe wounds in a contemporary twist of fate. His lordship is in a nasty manner and is calling for you. i'm sending this be aware by way of the hand of his servant and that i desire if he reveals you you are going to let this person, who his lordship assures me is reliable, to escort you to his lordship's aspect.

There is Cecily too. the more youthful sister, and one other good looks, although of a unique sort. She'll need to be introduced out, too. yet Cecily might test the endurance of a saint. And, as you certainly ain't one, she will not do for you. yet sufficient of the Darent sisters. I purely provide them as examples. ' And so the dialog had moved on. the concept that Great-Aunt Etta had, in reality, been attempting to make him examine Dorothea Darent as a possible spouse had happened to him presently after he met that notable younger girl.

It really is anything of a surprise to imagine you are marrying a rake and locate in its place that, not less than ahead of the marriage, you'll get an analogous therapy from the Archbishop's son. ' Dorothea giggled. 'Well, possibly now not fairly the same,' amended woman Hazelmere. 'But the entire Henry males are like that—scandalous at the one hand and puritanical at the different. it truly is decidedly complicated. brain you, I doubt there were many virgin brides within the kin, both. ' Dorothea sat up straighter. 'Oh? ' 'A observe of recommendation, my pricey: for those who do not desire to be pressured to attend the total weeks till your marriage ceremony, you would higher focus on it.

Listening to voices lower than, he reached out a finger to caress her cheek lightly, announcing extra pointedly, 'Goodnight, pass over Darent! ' Speechless, she whirled clear of him and knocked at the door. 'Betsy, it truly is me. Dorothea. ' Hazelmere, lips curving in a grin that, had she visible it, might have decreased Dorothea to a kingdom of quivering uncertainty, drew again into the shadows because the door opened with an alacrity which spoke louder than phrases of the fears of these within. 'Heavens, pass over! Come you in fast; you glance white as a sheet, you do!

He yawned. 'See then you definitely. ' And, with a nod and a wave, he headed off to his rooms in Wigmore highway, leaving Hazelmere to walk the fast distance to his apartment. coming into along with his latchkey, he made his method upstairs, to be greeted through his very right gentleman's gentleman, who glided by the utterly incorrect identify of Murgatroyd. He had by no means controlled to persuade Murgatroyd, a dapper and decidedly toplofty person, that he don't need to wait up for him, and that he, Hazelmere, used to be completely able to getting himself to mattress.

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