Which leaves tess contemplating marriage to the sort of man she wishes to avoid -- one of London's most infamous rakes. After all, right now they're under the rather awkward guardianship of the perpetually tipsy Duke of Holbrook. When you're the oldest daughter, you don't get to have any fun! Witty, orphaned Tess Essex faces her duty: marry well and marry quickly, so she can arrange matches for her three sisters -- beautiful Annabel, romantic Imogen and practical Josie.
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So what cruel twist of fate put her in a carriage on her way to Scotland with just that impoverished earl and all the world thinking they're man and wife? Sleeping in the same bed? Not to mention the game of words started by the earl—in which the prize is a kiss. She's had enough of leaky roofs and thread-worn clothing.
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Imogen, lady maitland, has decided to dance on the wild side. Or gabe? A discreet male who knows just when to leave in the morning. But lady maitland is still under the watchful eye of her former guardian, the wildly untamed Rafe, the Duke of Holbrook. The man who really should hold the title. But when imogen agrees to accompany Gabe to a masquerade.
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And is caught!she doesn't want to marry the young hellion—but who's to help? Her chaperone keeps disappearing for mysterious appointments; her guardian is on his wedding trip; and his friend the Earl of Mayne is too busy staring into the eyes of his exquisite French fiancÉe. Can a marriage forced by stuffy convention and unwilling desire become the match of the season?
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Directly after the ceremony her handsome spouse promptly fled to the continent, leaving the marriage unconsummated and Gina quite indignant. A lady in the middlenow, she is one of the most well-known ladies in London. A duke in retreatgina was forced into marriage with the Duke of Girton at an age when she'd have been better off in a schoolroom than a ballroom.
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Three years before, the debutante created a sensation by being found in a distinctly compromising position. Now, the ton has branded her as unmarriageable, her family has called her a vixen, and Beatrix sees no reason not to go after what -- and who -- she wishes. And she wants stephen Fairfax-Lacy, the handsome Earl of Spade.
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