Once More, My Darling Rogue (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, Book 2)

By Lorraine Heath

"*They are England's such a lot eligible bachelors, with the main scandalous reputations. yet for the fitting girl, even an unrepentant rogue may well mend his methods . . .*

Born to the road yet raised in the aristocracy, Drake Darling can't break out his sordid beginnings. now not while girl Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at each flip, a continuing reminder he's now not actually considered one of *them*. yet after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning, he realizes she doesn't take note who she is. With plans to deliver her to heel, he insists she's his housekeeper—never waiting for to fall for the fascinating beauty.

While Ophelia will possibly not remember her lifestyles ahead of Drake, she has no doubt she belongs with him. the will she feels for her darkish, brooding business enterprise can't be denied, despite results. So whilst Ophelia's reminiscence returns, she is devastated by means of the intensity of his betrayal. Now Drake needs to chance every little thing to turn out she will belief this rogue together with her middle as soon as more.

**They are England's so much eligible bachelors, with the main scandalous reputations. yet for the fitting lady, even an unrepentant rogue might mend his methods . . .**

Born to the road yet raised in the aristocracy, Drake Darling can't break out his sordid beginnings. no longer whilst girl Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at each flip, a continuing reminder he's no longer actually one in all **them**. yet after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning, he realizes she doesn't bear in mind who she is. With plans to convey her to heel, he insists she's his housekeeper - by no means awaiting to fall for the captivating good looks.

While Ophelia will possibly not bear in mind her existence sooner than Drake, she has little question she belongs with him. the need she feels for her darkish, brooding organisation can't be denied, despite effects. So whilst Ophelia's reminiscence returns, she is devastated by way of the intensity of his betrayal. Now Drake needs to possibility every little thing to end up she will belief this rogue together with her center once again.
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He deserved each bruise, each reduce, each scrape. yet then he feared she may harm herself. He folded his fingers round her, introduced her in shut, held her tightly. “Phee,” he whispered in her hair. “Phee, it’s o.k.. ” Her fingers went limp as she sagged opposed to him, nice wrenching sobs inflicting her shoulders to tremble, her tears dampening his blouse. It appeared he used to be continuously destined to reason her discomfort. He would go away her if he may possibly, yet no longer but, not only but. “Tell me,” he steered lightly. “Tell me what occurred.

Grasp Darling? The final used to be too formal, the 1st too own. Darling. simply Darling. That appeared correct. She might in fact be certain it while he woke up. in the meantime, she made up our minds that the home may well use a few plant life to decorate it up. but if she went in the course of the again door, she chanced on no gardens. simply tall grass and weeds that pulled at her skirt as she walked via them. No orderly plants coated as much as show a rainbow of colours, not anything that emitted comforting fragrances. not anything to pluck. not anything to carry satisfaction.

Open them. ” “They’re for me? ” She growled on the phrases that had escaped with out inspiration. “I comprehend. I’m now not presupposed to ask questions. ” She stuck the barest twinkle in his eyes. “I’ll fail to remember that one. ” She had the oddest wish to see him extremely joyful, satisfied, guffawing. comfortable. now not within the method he used to be ok with his atmosphere, yet deeper, comfy with himself, relaxed together with her. He should have cherished her. He’d employed her. She couldn’t blame him for his impatience with the new flip of occasions. She needed to relearn every thing.

The companions wouldn’t be at liberty approximately his distractions, his priorities of past due. He owed them for the chance they’d given him to make anything of himself. He needed to see this own vendetta placed to leisure as speedy as attainable. Out of the nook of his eye, he spied Somerdale nearing one of many tables, replaced his path, and speedy intercepted him earlier than he reached his vacation spot. “Somerdale. ” “Darling. ” “I heard you made out like a thief final evening. ” Somerdale chuckled. “Lady success did appear to be with me.

The footman opened the trainer door. Drake settled her aunt at the bench, permitting her to lie throughout it. “I’ll pillow her head,” Phee acknowledged, even if she might have most well-liked sitting subsequent to Drake. His arms wrapped round hers as he assisted her up. She used to be midway within while thunder echoed throughout the evening. “What used to be that? ” she requested. “Wait the following. ” as if she used to be going to do something of the kind. “We’ll be again directly,” she informed her aunt, prior to racing to meet up with Drake. Did he need to have such blasted lengthy legs?

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