In the Arms of a Marquess (Rogues of the Sea)

By Katharine Ashe

“Katharine Ashe writes with eloquence and power.”
—Lisa Kleypas

“You’ll be swept away by means of Katharine Ashe’s evocative writing.”
—Sabrina Jeffries

With merely 3 books, Katharine Ashe has already verified herself as a strength to be reckoned with on the planet of old romance fiction. In the palms of a Marquess, the 3rd novel in her Rogues of the ocean sequence, once more showcases this notable author—whom reviewers have enthusiastically in comparison to Johanna Lindsey—and her outstanding skill to combine threat and fervour with outrageous motion and breathtaking sensuality. while you're now not but a Katharine Ashe fan, you'll such a lot veritably be one after interpreting this enchanting story that includes pirates, smugglers, incorrect identities, British lords and ladies…and a stunning, winning, but shockingly unwed Regency omit who seeks assist in a such a lot perilous clandestine topic from a rogue English marquis, the one guy she ever really desired.

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They sat for a second like that, the flame-lit evening conserving them in its beneficiant embody. eventually she drew in an extended breath. “Marcus is being blackmailed via the Mr. Sheeble he said earlier than, to help him in transport terrible women to India to be other halves for English squaddies and corporate clerks. it seems that this offer of English women is to avoid them from taking Indian brides. ” It was once the lacking piece of the puzzle. greater than Ben had assumed for the women who survived the voyage, yet no longer whatsoever criminal.

I've got no manner of asking this delicately, yet are you expanding? ” The dowager sucked in an audible breath. Constance’s brows dipped right into a frown. She shook her head. yet this was once no longer enough resolution for Tavy’s center. “Yet you're in actual fact stricken. on the Saveges’ ball the opposite night—” She took a steadying breath. “Constance, i have to understand in the event you and Ben intend to marry. Please inform me now, with out evasions. ” Her blue eyes flickered with a touch of agitation. “We don't. ” Tavy attempted to manage her fast breaths, yet her lungs wouldn't appear to functionality adequately.

Alethea kissed her at the cheek yet stated not anything. The butler seemed with champagne. “Doreé, you outdated sentimentalist,” Lord Nathans chortled, consuming down his glassful in a swallow. His furry brows peaked. “Damn fantastic classic. ” “Please, my lord,” woman Nathans admonished her husband, then grew to become her gaze on Ben as she set red lips to crystal. “A real gentleman continuously understands tips on how to please his visitors. ” “To the well-being of the bride and groom,” Lord Gosworth stated, lifting his champagne, and the others undefined, other than their host, who didn't drink.

And yet—before—you had no qualms approximately your fiancée. ” Tavy held her breath. He needn’t learn about the sham caliber of the betrothal. it's going to in basic terms disgrace Marcus, and it is going to make no distinction to Ben. He sought after her, yet he shouldn't have her for greater than transitority entertainment. simply as prior to. He had now made that completely transparent once again. He stepped again, leaving her chilly back. “Tell Crispin that you're going to marry him. ” She pivoted round. “What? ” “Tell him your recognition is conditional upon him divulging to you the blackmailer’s identify and function.

The longing rose in him fast and strong because the carriage rocked alongside the darkish London streets, an urging from deep inside of. He couldn't. He wouldn't placed her at risk of being in ownership of such info. And he had no coverage she wouldn't inform her betrothed. till he came upon Marcus Crispin and compelled him to return fresh, Ben couldn't determine of her. Even then he couldn't. yet now he was once ultimately able to figure how he could become definite. He used to be via with observing her stroll away. Tavy aroused from sleep to mid-morning sun slipping via cracks within the drapes, without wish to be wakeful and no more wish to do whatever approximately it.

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