By Eloisa James
"Imogen, woman Maitland, has determined to bounce at the wild facet. in any case, she's within the scrumptious place of having the ability to take a lover. A discreet male who is aware simply whilst to depart within the morning.
But woman Maitland continues to be lower than the watchful eye of her former dad or mum, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook. He believes she remains to be short of a ""watchdog."" She laughs on the concept that an individual so insufferably lazy and dedicated to drink can call for that she behave with propriety.
It's Rafe's long-lost brother, a guy who appears accurately just like the duke yet without any of his degenerate part, who pursuits Imogen. To Imogen, he's the shadow duke . . . the guy who relatively may still carry the identify. but if Imogen consents to accompany Gabe to a masquerade...whose masked eyes watch her with that extreme glance of hope? Who precisely is she dancing with? The duke or the shadow duke? Rafe . . . or Gabe?
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She blushed. ” She picked up a raspberry. “Actually,” she said, “a lot of my father’s cotters do, in the winter. ” The fruit was sweet and tart as it burst in her mouth. ” “On Kentarra there is no winter. ” Iona cut herself a thick slice of ham, and took another spoonful of raspberries. “Even at Castle McKinley we don’t ever eat as well as this, not even at Christmas,” she said, smiling at Struan. He smiled back. He had a nice smile. It made him much less formidable. Alone with her, he was much less the prince, too.
It was Struan, but he seemed utterly different. Remote. His expression more forbidding. His stance prouder. —human. Oh, God. ” Still he did not look at her. Iona scrabbled to her feet, tripping over the long silken sark. ” Struan’s tone was clipped, stripped of emotion. He sensed Iona’s hurt. Saw her recoil. He could see her slender body, her curves, clearly outlined under the silken claiming gown. He willed himself not to be aroused. Her hair fell in a long straight swathe down her back. It made her look younger, more vulnerable.
Oh, God. ” Still he did not look at her. Iona scrabbled to her feet, tripping over the long silken sark. ” Struan’s tone was clipped, stripped of emotion. He sensed Iona’s hurt. Saw her recoil. He could see her slender body, her curves, clearly outlined under the silken claiming gown. He willed himself not to be aroused. Her hair fell in a long straight swathe down her back. It made her look younger, more vulnerable. As if she were not already vulnerable enough! Struan stood behind her, turning her to face his people.