Almost a Scandal (The Reckless Brides, Book 1) by Elizabeth Essex

By Elizabeth Essex

Daring, brazen, and lovely, the Reckless Brides refuse to play via society’s principles of courtship. But—come hell or excessive water—they continuously get their man…

A woman in Disguise

For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal military. So whilst her more youthful brother refuses to file for accountability, Sally Kent slips right into a uniform and takes his place—at least till he involves his senses. Boldly mountaineering aboard the Audacious, Sally is as able-bodied as any sailor there. yet one guy is making her believe tantalizingly conscious of the full-bodied girl underneath her military blues…

A guy Overboard

Dedicated to his send, sworn to his duty—and distractingly gorgeous—Lieutenant David Colyear sees via Sally’s charade, and he’s livid. yet he needs to admit she’s the simplest midshipman on board—and a lady who tempts him like no different. together with his personal secrets and techniques to conceal and his profession at stake, Col is of the same opinion to maintain her on. yet can the eagerness they cover live on the perils of a conflict at sea? quickly, their love and devotion should be placed to the try

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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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