A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh

By Mary Balogh

Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton seeing that she was once nineteen years previous. Now her husband is useless and, extra attractive than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom eventually. To the surprise of a standard buddy, she declares her purpose to take a lover--and not only any lover, however the most threatening and scrumptious guy in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the name of earl, so now he denies himself not anything. Rumored to be residing the simple lifetime of a sensualist on his nation property, he constantly chooses contemporary widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will healthy the invoice properly. yet as soon as those passionate and scandalous figures locate one another, they notice that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) PDF

Similar regency books

The Counterfeit Mistress (Fairbourne Quartet, Book 3)

The sweetness. THE secret agent. AND THE BEHOLDER.
From the liked long island occasions bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting ancient romance, within which a darkly handsome nobleman is decided to unmask a tender and mysterious younger attractiveness. ..

A refugee from the struggle in France, Marielle Lyon has confirmed herself on the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an done aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a undercover agent. The extra eyes she has staring at her, the higher safe she is--and the higher likelihood she has of saving her father's life.
A warrior at heart, Gavin Norwood, Viscount Kendale, could nonetheless be in uniform if no longer for his older brother's premature demise. in the end he's obvious, Kendale doesn't belief the French--or their femmes fatales. He has manage a surveillance community to ferret out undercover brokers, and he believes he's chanced on one within the smooth, mysterious Marielle.
Ready to pounce on his tempting prey, Kendale arranges a gathering with Marielle, who's extra appealing and extra crafty than he expected. however the Viscount is able to do no matter what it takes to unmask her--even if it capability taking part in a online game of seduction. ..

A Gentleman Undone (Blackshear Family, Book 2)

A seductive attractiveness turns the tables on a gentleman gaming for the guiltiest of pleasures during this wealthy and sensual Regency romance from loved newcomer Cecilia Grant.
Lydia Slaughter is familiar with the video games males play—both out and in of the bed room. now not afraid to bend the foundations to fit her wishes, she fleeces Will Blackshear outright. The Waterloo hero had his personal bold time table for the gaming tables of London’s gentlemen’s golf equipment. yet now he antes up for a bet of wits and wish with Lydia, the streetwise temptress who retains him at arm’s length.
A stored girl in determined straits, Lydia has a pointy brain and a head for numbers. She gambles at the sly, hoping to win adequate to say her independence. An alliance with Will on the tables could be a successful proposition for them either. however the association comprises dicey odds with emerging stakes, sweetened with unstated promise of fleshly delights. And any sleight of hand may possibly locate their hearts having a bet on anything neither can find the money for to threat: love.

Always a Scoundrel (Notorious Gentlemen, Book 3)

By no means a gentleman . . . till now.

Lord Bramwell Johns, the second one son of a duke, is an unrepentant scoundrel. Now that his closest neighbors are disgustingly ensconced in family bliss, Bram is feeling surprisingly stressed. and never even relieving London's least deserving artistocrats in their ill-gotten jewels is enough—until the evening he overhears an issue. it appears girl Rosamund Davies is set to be compelled into marriage with a rogue even worse than himself.

Rose is easily conscious of Bram's scandalous popularity, so any cause of his surprising curiosity in her is suspect; extra so on the grounds that he's shut pals with the fellow approximately to damage her kinfolk! She has her personal plan even though, and Bram could be simply what she requires—as lengthy as she recalls that he's in basic terms looking for himself. so long as she recalls that his kisses and caresses don't suggest whatever. so long as she will continue from pondering even if she will be able to belief a scoundrel . . . along with her middle.

Additional resources for A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5)

Example text

Summerhays looked to Verity for agreement. She nodded. It was the first good look Hawkeswell had of his wife in two years. He noted again how few of the particulars survived in his memory. The details of her appearance had quickly faded to mere impressions, along with those of her character. Lovely, he had thought when he met her, and meek. Young and innocent too. Except for the first, these were not the qualities he sought in women, but then he had never sought a wife before and, of course, different requirements were in order.

Even his anger could not justify that. Nor would Summerhays agree to help carry her out. Verity had sized up the limitations this situation put on him, and was prepared to exploit them. Which meant she was not meek after all. At least not anymore. He gestured to a settee. “Won’t you sit? ” She accepted the invitation, but did not sit on the settee. Instead she perched on an armless wooden chair. “You let us all think that tragedy befell you, Verity. ” “I am very sure that my cousin and his wife did not grieve.

Her tone indicated that she had rather hoped it was a mistake too. “There has been no error. ” Verity asked. “No. Perhaps I have been blind. That tragedy seemed far away and in another world. ” “I guessed. Or rather, I wondered,” Celia said. ” Audrianna gawked at pretty, blond Celia. Celia in turn took Verity’s hand and patted it. “But then I would say to myself, no, it can’t be. That girl is dead for certain. Lizzie can’t be that girl unless she has lost her memory. A woman does not run away on her wedding day to live in frugality and obscurity.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 24 votes