By Julia London
Kate Bergeron is the attractive and mysterious former mistress of a material merchant...and the newest good looks to trap the curiosity of the Prince of Wales. Mired in a disastrous divorce, the Prince makes an attempt to distract recognition from his subsequent amorous pursuit by means of ordering Grayson Christopher, the eligible Duke of Darlington, to fake to London society that he is having an affair with Kate. while Grayson reluctantly has the same opinion to his Prince's call for, he unearths the woman not more keen than he's. Kate will grudgingly act the half in public, yet her favors aren't on the market to any guy. As Grayson and Kate mimic ardor for the area to work out, they locate what begun as a deception turning into all too genuine. And while ardour flames into love, their concern turns into severe. For whereas marriage among a duke and a courtesan may possibly by no means occur, Kate is aware in her center that she is prepared to just accept not anything less....
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Aha, so this was a childish game, was it? ” she asked the gentleman, and noticed the prince was trying to keep from smiling. ” “A bit of brandy would be in order, I should think. ” “Indeed,” the gentleman said. Kate smiled pertly at the prince, turned her attention to the musicians now that the little game was over, and waited impatiently for the performance to begin. At last, a young man walked out and put some sheet music on a pianoforte. He moved forward, bowed before the prince, and appeared about to speak, but paused at the sound of a determined stride echoing down the central aisle.
And may I remark that you…” Lord help him, but there were no words to describe her. ” A slow smile curved her perfect lips. “Thank you,” she said with a gracious incline of her head. ” He didn’t intend to call her anything, really, and Grayson gestured to the door. ” The butler appeared behind Miss Bergeron with a cloak that matched her gown—ice blue on the outside, colorfully embroidered on the inside. She fastened the cloak, then donned a pair of long gloves the butler handed her. When Miss Bergeron was properly encased in wool, she smiled at Grayson.
The prince laughed. ” “I apologize, Miss Bergeron, if I gave that impression,” he said smoothly, and touched his fine lips to the satin of her gloves. “You should be incredulous,” she said pleasantly as he raised his head. “My patronage lies solely in my great appreciation of hearing instruments played so beautifully. ” Darlington’s gaze swept over her. ” Well, well … perhaps this peacock had a bit of civility in him after all. “You are quite right about that, Christie,” the prince said. “Wellesley, shall we sample the champagne?