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 manhattan occasions bestselling writer Candice Hern. Robert, Lord Bradleigh, is a rakish earl with a lately prepared betrothal to a stunning 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 is of the same opinion to aid his grandmother discover a husband for the attractive Emily, yet how is he to endure the idea of her in one other man's hands? This gleaming story will take you from the Pump Room at tub to the ballrooms of London because the unforeseen and indisputable appeal among Robert and Emily blossoms into whatever extra � anything which could placed considered one of them at risk.

""Candice Hern is a remarkable expertise of enhanced benefit, one whose intelligence, wit, and craftsmanship are as outstanding as her dependent romantic sensibility.""
--Romantic Times
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He growled. Kate’s nerves skittered at the bizarre sexual imagery induced by his phrase. She didn’t know whether to be insulted or flattered. ‘I thought we were here to settle an argument about who played Velda in Kiss Me Deadly,’ she said, glancing at the wide, flat screen hanging on the wall above a sleek, electronic box. ’ ‘I have a better idea,’ he said, walking towards her. ’ Her tongue darted out to moisten her dry lips, heat beginning to flush through her belly and breasts at the fierce expression in his eyes.

It was an awe that she could be fairly certain that Drake wouldn’t share. He didn’t want children. Not ever. He didn’t want any physical ties that would compromise his emotional independence. He needed to be alone to write, he had told Kate when they had first met, and nothing and no one took precedence over his writing. As a researcher at Enright Media, Kate was ideally placed to understand the demands of his par­ ticular genius. Caught up in the thrill and excitement of being desired by such a fascinating and complex man, she had walked into the affair with her eyes wide open.

She com­ mented, eyeing the polished black marble pillars, jewelled rugs and luxurious furnishings. He grinned, tossing his black leather jacket over the back of an antique chair and snagging her evening purse to drop it on the seat. ’ asked Kate dubiously. ‘Bite your tongue, sweetheart; I don’t play the sap for no one,’ he sneered, in a passable Bogie imitation. Given his reputation for laughing criticism to scorn, she was surprised 40 PRICE OF PASSION when he added: ‘Contrary to what the intellectuals say, I do have some artistic ethics.

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