By Alissa Johnson, Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan
"It is the main expected occasion of the ton: the yearly vacation ball at Hartwell condo. The track is sublime, the meals beautiful, and the visitor checklist totally unique. a few come trying to find love. a few will do nearly something to prevent it. yet each person desires to be there. it doesn't matter what their wishes, amid the swirling robes and tender glow of candlelight, magic has a tendency to take place. And one dance, one kiss, one evening can form a brand new future.
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From Emily Bryan's ""My girl lower than Stairs,"" the tale of a bastard servant lady known as in to impersonate her lacking aristocratic half-sister with effects valuable of Shakespeare, to Ashley's ""The Longest Night,"" during which a shapeshifting nobleman makes an attempt to win the center of the cautious girl he loves whereas at the path of a undercover agent, to Alissa Johnson's ""Traditions,"" the story of an earl who units out to woo one girl and falls for her interesting better half as a substitute, those mild, unique romps will not be standard vacation fare. .
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It’s no wonder then that Craige doesn’t honor another man’s wife,” Sir Everett said in an overloud voice. ” 42 / Cathy Maxwell John turned and faced his recent opponent. Sir Everett had gotten to his feet and now, apparently, desired to recover some of his lost pride. ” John asked coldly. Sir Everett’s features flushed red, but he stood his ground. “You may have inherited a gentleman’s title, Craige, but everyone knows you are a disgrace. ” John took a step in his direction. ” Everett seemed to realize what his intemperate tongue had expressed.
She nodded toward Prinny, terribly fat and overstuffed in his tight clothes. At that moment another vase fell to the floor. The men drained their glasses in one gulp, laughing uproariously. “I didn’t know you paid attention to politics, Sarah,” John said softly. ” She titled her head up at Peterson. “John has held the title for six months. In that time he has established a reputation as a lion of society and a rake of the first order. ” Peterson asked. “To gain Lord Craige’s attention,” she answered matter-of-factly.
She’s unhappy. ” John started walking toward the man, his steps measured and deliberate. “I’m sorry she is unhappy. ” Sir Everett nodded. “That’s what I told her; but she won’t listen to me. ” John heard a movement behind him and knew Peterson was coming forward in his defense. Keeping his gaze locked on Sir Everett’s, John held up his hand, a signal for Peterson to stay back. ” Sir Everett shook his head sadly. “I won’t. You would kill me. ” Falling In Love Again / 39 John stopped. The man was bloody mad.