The Wife Trap: A Novel

By Tracy Anne Warren

Your presence is asked at a marriage deception.

After orchestrating a scandalous high-society ruse, girl Jeannette Brantford is banished from her family’s property in England and despatched to dwell with uninteresting aged cousins within the Irish geographical region. yet Jeannette’s exile is unusually eventful. En path to her dreaded vacation spot, she encounters Darragh O’Brien, a devilishly good-looking architect who transforms Jeannette’s punishment right into a scrumptious whirlwind of wits, phrases, and indisputable ardour.

Although at the very least a duke may possibly fulfill a girl of her prestige, Jeannette is not able to extinguish the burning wish she has for Darragh’s smoldering appears and hot kisses. Little does she be aware of, her rushing Irishman isn't any commoner. He’s the 11th Earl of Mulholland–and he’s completely having fun with the impossible to resist online game of hard-to-get. yet ahead of he unearths his actual id, a bit temptation and trickery are so one can train his reasonable girl a lesson or approximately love.

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Equipment stretched out his legs, crossed them on the ankle. “Not this type of fellow more likely to provide you with a kinfolk, assuming that's what you will have? ” A kinfolk, Eliza proposal, used to be precisely what she sought after. It used to be the one most crucial cause she had made up our minds to discover a husband and wed. Her shoulders dipped; she was once disheartened by means of the complete dialog. “Well, who else is there? ” Violet withdrew a white silk handkerchief from her gown pocket, then got rid of her spectacles and commenced to shine the lenses. “You have got such a lot of bouquets and trinkets, there has to be an individual compatible within the bunch.

O’Brien plans to take me to his domestic within the western wilds for our honeymoon. Even Cousin Wilda says she’s heard it's a tough, untamed land the place part the population doesn’t even converse English. i used to be imagined to be going again domestic to Surrey with you. ” Her dual gave her a sorrowful glance. “Oh, Violet, I can’t plow through with the wedding,” Jeannette stated, letting her trepidation express in her eyes, ring in her voice. “You need to aid me. We needs to have the opportunity to hold up the vows lengthy sufficient to ship note to Mama and Papa.

The journey a part of the adventurous lark she’d loved after buying and selling locations along with her dual, while at the morning of her personal marriage ceremony she’d refused to marry the duke to whom she’d been engaged. Violet had married him instead—pretending to be Jeannette. She intended the deception have been very fallacious of them either, yet because it became out, all had come correct finally. no less than it had for Violet and Adrian, who have been nauseatingly besotted with one another and looking forward to their first baby later this 12 months. No, she used to be the only who’d suffered.

Darragh nodded. “Nine it truly is. ” “Nine? What occurs at 9? ” she requested. “I won’t have the 2 of you scuffling with. ” Adrian met her gaze. “Don’t fear. there'll be no combating. a minimum of now not as long as he concurs to the phrases. ” a feeling of approaching doom settled like a lead sinker in her chest. “What phrases? ” “Of your marriage payment, in fact. ” “M-marriage! ” she exclaimed. “You suggest to O’Brien? yet i can't marry him. ” changing into violently conscious of her palm nestled within Darragh’s clasp, she dropped his hand as though it had grew to become pink sizzling.

And Greece, taking a look scorching and sunny and historic past her imaginings, precisely as he’d as soon as defined. after which on a couple of the final pages, she stumbled on herself. Her middle leapt in ask yourself. in a single drawing she stood with Wilda within the backyard, a far off expression on her face as she saw the older lady pruning her roses. within the different, she sat portray within the box close to her cousins’ property, staring at towards the previous Celtic go. The drawing used to be tough and swiftly accomplished, with the exception of her. Her, he’d sketched thoroughly, leaving no element unfinished, leaving her the unmistakable point of interest of the piece.

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