By Sarah MacLean
"What a scoundrel desires, a scoundrel will get. . .
A decade in the past, the Marquess of Bourne was once solid from society with not anything yet his name. Now a associate in London's so much particular gaming hell, the chilly, ruthless Bourne will do no matter what it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying excellent, right girl Penelope Marbury.
A damaged engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with no real interest in a quiet, cozy marriage, and a eager for whatever extra. How fortunate that her new husband has entry to an unexplored global of pleasures.
Bourne could be a prince of London's illicit underworld, yet he vows to maintain Penelope untouched by way of its wickedness—a problem certainly because the woman discovers her personal wants, and her willingness to guess something for them . . . .even her heart.
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Perhaps they are a Germanic tribe that went east instead of west—they claim to be descendants of Alexander the Great and his men. "The Kafir languages are the damnedest ones I've ever come across, every valley with a different dialect. " He gave his cousin a laughing glance. " "Clearly they are people of great good sense," Sara said serenely, refusing to rise to her cousin's bait. " Ross bit his lower lip thoughtfully. "I never grew proficient enough in the language to be sure, but I had the impression that Peregrine was not a native son of Kafiristan.
Weldon drew her into his arms and sealed their betrothal with a kiss. Sara had guessed that this was coming and prepared herself. She had reached the age of twenty-seven with little experience of kissing, much less what came after. As his powerful arms pulled her against the starched linen of his shirt, she decided that his embrace was not so bad, though rather engulfing. Perhaps in time she would come to enjoy kissing. Then his tongue slipped between her lips into her mouth, and she stiffened.
Europe fascinated him. He asked questions constantly, absorbing every word like a sponge. "He must have put what he learned to good use,because when our paths crossed again two years ago in Cairo, he had left Kafiristan and become a very wealthy trader, with interests throughout the Orient. " Ross gave Sara a smile of cherubic innocence. " "Your tales always raise more questions than they answer," she commented, her eyes twinkling. " "I was hoping you would say that, for if you receive him, everyone will.
A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, Book 1) by Sarah MacLean