To Wed a Scandalous Spy (Royal Four, Book 1)

By Celeste Bradley

"Lovely, excessive born Willa Trent used to be an orphan, raised through an area, slightly unusual kin within the kingdom, who wish not anything however the most sensible for his or her woman. So whilst she drags the subconscious guy she by accident hit with a slingshot domestic, they set up a hasty marriage and pack the couple off with top needs. Armed with a groggy husband and a brand new destiny, Willa's pie-eyed optimism has no limits...until she discovers the key, risky global of Nathaniel Stonewell, Earl of Reardon, a.k.a. ""Lord Treason.""

Though Nathaniel is reviled via such a lot of britain for his devious plot opposed to the Crown, he's, in fact, a member of an elite cadre of mystery royal defenders on a bold undercover project. He needs to preserve his secrets and techniques in any respect expense, particularly from Willa. And but, he's enchanted...though he stubbornly refuses to give up to his ardour. much better, he tells himself, to show his again on love than chance every little thing for it. fortunately, his bride has different plans...

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She smiled hesitantly at him. “Like you. ” “I’m no longer poisonous,” Nathaniel reminded her, even supposing a voice within reminded him that his shame could rather well be contagious. She shrugged. “I didn't say it was once an ideal inspiration. ” “I have by no means ‘puffed up’ at you—until now, besides. ” Nathaniel wasn’t too satisfied approximately her astuteness. Who may have notion a curvaceous nation leave out can have one of these prepared brain? If that was once actually all there has been to this. Willa sighed. “‘Tis just a game,” she acknowledged slowly, as though to a simpleton.

And what of the teenage enormous who by no means appeared to go away his presence? significant other? Or keeper? He’d been too preoccupied with Foster, Nathaniel learned. in its place, he should were wondering the village approximately why they couldn’t wait to wed their allegedly loved daughter to an entire stranger. used to be there anything mistaken with the woman? She should be tragically mad or shamelessly promiscuous. to this point, Nathaniel had spotted that whereas she could be thought of a piece abnormal, he’d noticeable no signal of actual insanity. taking a look at her now as she walked up the makeshift aisle, her fingers trembling in order that petals have been falling from her backyard bouquet like purple snow, Nathaniel had difficulty believing that the latter used to be the case.

Right here she is now! ” Kitty waved vigorously around the room. Willa grew to become to determine a dark-haired lady imminent them with a grin. Blast. no longer a lot older than herself. pretty much appealing. totally based. Willa felt a bit unwell. “Kitty, dear,” the lady cried as she neared them. “You glance scrumptious! I accomplish that love you in amber. ” “Thank you, Aunt Clara! You glance very fantastic to boot. Is new dress? ” Clara smiled. “Of direction. I had it in particular made on your debut as a hostess. ” She seemed round them.

Oh, I’d particularly relatively now not. ” “Willa! ” “Don’t self-praise at me. i'm really not fearful of cobras. ” Cobras? Nathaniel blinked. “Wh—what? Why could you are saying whatever like that? ” Willa pursed her lips. “You’ll imagine me strange. ” Nathaniel placed one surrender his middle. “I promise, my opinion of you won't switch. ” She hesitated, having a look askance at his phraseology. Then she shrugged. “Oh, rather well. it's simply a online game I play. humans might be obscure occasionally. i locate it more straightforward to foretell how they are going to behave if I decipher what kind of wild creature they resemble.

He acknowledged he already knew every little thing he had to learn about me. ” Willa’s middle damage for him. She had by no means heard him so anguished. She held very nonetheless now, listening each piece as difficult as Myrtle was once. “So he'll die considering sick of me. ” “Then probably it really is for the best,” Liverpool stated grimly. “As a servant of the Crown, you want to recognize that. This facade of traitor is quite invaluable. publicity now could waste every little thing. ” Willa sank again, letting Myrtle have the door. She were fullyyt correct approximately her noble, terrific Nathaniel.

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