A Proper Companion (Regency Rakes, Book 1) by Candice Hern

By Candice Hern

"Fans of the normal Regency Romances of Georgette Heyer will get pleasure from this witty romance from big apple occasions bestselling writer Candice Hern. Robert, Lord Bradleigh, is a rakish earl with a lately prepared betrothal to a beautiful younger girl he slightly is aware. Emily Townsend is an impoverished spinster hired as a significant other to his grandmother, the ambitious dowager countess. Robert concurs to aid his grandmother discover a husband for the attractive Emily, yet how is he to undergo the idea of her in one other man's hands? This glowing story will take you from the Pump Room at bathtub to the ballrooms of London because the unforeseen and indisputable charm among Robert and Emily blossoms into anything extra � whatever that may placed one among them at risk.

""Candice Hern is a impressive expertise of enhanced benefit, one whose intelligence, wit, and craftsmanship are as extraordinary as her based romantic sensibility.""
--Romantic Times

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It’s not that—“ He held up his hand to stop her protest. ” “No. ” His features relaxed. ” “The end of the month,” she said, trying to keep her voice level. ” His face opened to a wide grin. “That is only two weeks. Be assured that my feelings will not change in that short a time. ” She forced her lips to relax enough to smile at him. She’d avoided crossing an invisible line that would irrevocably connect her to Percy. The emotions that surged through her were indescribable. Relief. Reprieve. Her breath caught.

I told you before. ” “I don’t intend to make a mistake. The Earl of Archbite is an intelligent man who carries himself with a great deal of confidence and dignity. ” “I am only suggesting that you proceed with caution. You have waited this long to marry. ” His words stung. Little did he know if the choice were hers, she would wait a lifetime to marry. As it was, she had less than two weeks. He clasped his hands behind his back and pretended to study one of the portraits on the wall. ” Blood pounded in her head.

He arched his brows. ” If what he’d done flustered him at all, his embarrassment only lasted a moment. Then he smiled. Her temper raged hotter when she saw the wicked grin on his face. “You are despicable,” she hissed. ” He thought barely a moment. ” She sucked in a breath teeming with fury. Before her stood a perfect example of the kind of man she’d always detested. Men like the Marquess of Montfort were the reason she refused to marry, the reason she would never trust her heart again. She gave him as cold a glare as possible in the darkness.

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