The Way to a Duke's Heart (The Truth About the Duke, Book 3)

By Caroline Linden

"*Charles de Lacey, Lord Gresham, is working out of time, working from his duties, and operating from love.*

Destined to be a duke, Charles de Lacey has led a lifetime of decadent excitement, freed from any take care of propriety or accountability. It comes as a bad surprise to benefit that he could be stripped of every little thing, due to his father's scandalous previous. He has no selection yet to discover the blackmailer who may spoil him—and his simply hyperlink to the villain is a girl who can be a part of the plot…

To store his fortune and name, he vows he'll cease at nothing—in truth, he's all too desirous to get to the bottom of the gorgeous, tart-tongued Tessa Neville. She intrigues him and tempts him like no different woman ever has. With simply his middle to lead him, and keenly acutely aware that his complete destiny is at stake, Charles needs to make a decision: is she the girl of his goals, or an enemy in disguise?

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Tessa blushed on the sight of clean lemonade and glasses, set out via a silent, invisible servant. What Barnes needs to contemplate them for working round the mill after which reappearing like this. She sat down and poured glasses, yet Charlie remained on his ft. The lighter, peaceable glance light from his face as he drew out the letter from the Nunney curate and checked out it. Tessa waited, yet he acknowledged not anything. She sipped her lemonade. She shifted in her chair, attempting to imagine what had made him somber back.

Marchmont cleared his throat. “Your Grace, this can be my sister, woman Woodall. Louise, His Grace the Duke of Durham. ” “It is an honor,” she acknowledged, sinking right into a deep curtsy. If her eyelashes fluttered any quicker, there could were a breeze. “I desire I haven’t interrupted something. ” “Er . . . ” Eyebrows raised, Marchmont checked out Charlie, who smiled. “Not in any respect, madam. in truth, I’ve come hoping to work out your sister, Mrs. Neville. ” “Tessa,” stated woman Woodall, as though she infrequently dared to think it. “You’ve come to determine Tessa?

Eugenie smiled valiantly, even if with none of the wide-eyed enthusiasm she’d displayed on their arrival in bathtub. after all, it used to be hugely not likely they’d meet an individual as illustrious because the Earl of Gresham in Frome—and thank goodness for that, Tessa reminded herself. She gave her spouse her arm as they left the resort. one other week or so and they might be on their method to London, the place there will be lots to embellish Eugenie’s eyes back. as soon as Charlie knew the place his quarry used to be headed, he observed no element in speeding out of bathtub at an uncivilized hour.

The mattress used to be skinny and uninviting, the window wouldn’t shut the entire manner, and during the wall he may possibly pay attention the sounds of a pair arguing. He informed Barnes to head out the following morning looking for anything larger, ideally a cottage or residence the place he may have a few privateness. “Somewhere quiet,” he advised his valet, because the argument round the corner grew extra heated. “As close to Frome as attainable, even though. ” “Yes, Your Grace,” murmured his guy. “And none of that name in Frome,” Charlie further. Barnes and his different servants had started addressing him because the duke from the day he discovered that his father died, yet he used to be now not officially the Duke of Durham, and had in simple terms used the name between kinfolk.

After all, of course,” acknowledged Scott heartily. “I hesitated merely since it won’t be a merely company affair, my lord. and because the in basic terms woman, she may possibly think misplaced. ” “Perhaps she is already differently engaged,” answered Charlie, realizing it used to be not likely. there has been not anything to do in Frome, and this canal was once her entire reason behind getting into Somerset. whether she’d had different plans, she may swap them to fulfill the canal committee. yet he had a sense Scott had deliberate a gentlemen’s dinner, and she or he will be misplaced, no matter if she knew it or now not.

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