AN Unlikely Countess: A Novel of the Malloren World by Jo Beverley

By Jo Beverley

Prudence Youlgrave is out to marry above her station and safe a cheerful existence. Catesby Burgoyne is out to proceed his noble family's reliable identify. whilst destiny pushes them jointly, they're married-but this inconvenient marriage of comfort speedy becomes anything a lot more...

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Cate was definitely light-headed, so Perry, damn him, was right. He climbed down, noting that Perry was still in perfect order. His dark gray suit was hardly wrinkled, his linen white, his hair within the confines of its ribbon and bag. Even his nails were buffed to a shine. Cate had always assumed his elegance was the work of his valet, but in a great sacrifice, Perry had left Auguste to follow with Jeb and the extra luggage so he and Cate could travel at best speed. Perry’s clothing was also suitable for mourning, which Cate’s was not.

As Prudence herself had done. Henry Draydale, however, was not quite what she’d had in mind. ” “A blessing to have a family from the first, and evidence that you’ll soon add your own babies in the nursery. ” Prudence realized that she’d neglected her cup and sipped. It was cold. True, she wanted children, but Draydale . . ” “Difficult? ” Good probably meant obedient. Prudence knew she wasn’t a submissive woman. ” “Lud, sister, are you imagining a Bluebeard! His first died in childbirth, which is a danger we all must face.

Travel to Yorkshire with me? ” Cate wanted to, but his mind felt misty. ” He looked at the object presented. ” “My cook insists sweets are better for shock than brandy. ” Cate obeyed, and the mist did seem to clear a little. He sat again, sinking his head into his hands. “I can’t believe it. ” He flinched at his words and looked up. “I didn’t want this. ” “Of course I do. It’s a damned shame. ” “Yes, that’s possible. ” It wasn’t something to be spoken, not even to Perry, but Cate was sure his family—his mother and sister-in-law in particular—were appalled at the thought of him in control of the earldom.

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