By Cara Elliott
Outspoken and self sufficient, woman Alexa Bingham enjoys the heady freedom of creating all her personal judgements, even supposing the demanding situations of overseeing her family's state property are daunting. but if an opportunity stumble upon with London's such a lot infamous rake awakens a mystery eager for event, she accepts her aunt's invitation for a Season on the town . . . in simple terms to discover that breaking the principles of the ton has severe consequences.
The Earl of Killingworth makes use of his rakehell recognition to conceal the truth that poverty has compelled him to paintings for a residing. because the proprietor of a playing den and brothel, Connor has no time for glittering ballrooms or blameless younger women. yet after a reckless guess leaves him with a brand new enterprise accomplice, he's compelled to take a dicy gamble . . . Will the playing cards fall of their favor? Alexa and Connor start to play a perilous online game of intrigue and deception as they search to outwit a crafty adversary who desires to placed them completely into chapter 11. but when they aren't cautious, it's the flames in their personal fiery charm which could damage them.
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In the angled lamplight, DeWinter’s eyes took on a knife-edged gleam as he raked banknotes to his side of the table. ” Laughter sounded from the four tough-looking men who had come in with him. Connor ignored the attempt to goad him into losing his temper. He had survived several brutal Peninsular campaigns and his time in the stews by listening to his instincts. And his gut feeling told him that DeWinter’s followers were hardened professionals—most likely mercenaries for hire—who looked primed for a fight.
I trust you won’t need another reminder to stay within the confines of Polite Society,” said the earl, now sounding thoroughly bored. ” Turning on his heel, he descended the stone steps and disappeared into the mist-shrouded garden. A moment later, Alexa heard the clink of an iron gate open and close as he let himself out to the street. A swirl of silvery vapor danced silently through the ivy vines, serenaded by only the plaintive song of a nightingale and the faint whisper of a violin. ” Making an effort to smooth the scowl from her face, Alexa glanced up from the chessboard.
I gave him no choice,” she interrupted. “I am Alexa Hendrie, Lord Becton’s sister. ” “This isn’t a damn dowager’s drawing room, Lady Alexa Hendrie. ” The sardonic sneer grew more pronounced. “Most of our patrons would rather remain anonymous. ” Alexa refused to be cowed by his deliberate rudeness. ” “Excellent. Then I imagine you can tell me straight off whether Sebastian is here. ” His lip curled up to bare a flash of teeth. “But whether I will is quite another matter. ” she asked after a fraction of a pause.
Too Wicked to Wed by Cara Elliott