A Lady Of Expectations (Regencies, Book 6; Lester Family by Stephanie Laurens

By Stephanie Laurens

Unique book: 1996

Jack Lester has to discover a bride...

But the place can he locate the right lady? She should be appealing, type, an outstanding conversationalist...and most vital, she has to just accept him as he's: devilishly good-looking, captivating and, so far as a person is familiar with, bad as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll by no means locate the correct wife.

Jack's middle races whilst he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every little thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal catch. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, convinced he may by no means marry a negative lady like her. As they play out a video game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the girl he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?

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He looked at her sharply. “Do you not want family of your own? ” The sister she never knew and the nieces she‟d never met immediately came to mind, and she pushed the thought firmly aside. ” “Well, we do not have to have more than a handful,” he said blithely. ” She should have expected as much. In this he was no different from any other man with a title. ” She crossed her arms over her chest and studied him. “I have turned down your ever so gracious proposal. ” “And what makes you think that you and I are not as inevitable as nature?

Indeed,” Marcus echoed, unable to pull his gaze away. ” She laughed. “In that you are wrong, my lord. ” Was there an offer in her words, or did he just wish there was? He stared with a mix of mild surprise and sheer delight. “I am the teacher,” Madame Freneau said firmly, and at once Marcus realized how impolite he must have sounded. “My apologies, Madame,” he said, flustered by his odd behavior. This was not at all his usual demeanor. Why, he‟d never been flustered in his life. Obviously the revelation about his father‟s estate, coupled with his own reluctance to do what was necessary, plus the unexpected appearance of a tempting confection in pink and white had addled his mind.

The enchanting blond creature laughed. Or rather she emitted a sound similar to the tinkling of delicate glass bells. Delightful and utterly feminine. She held out her hand like an offering and tilted her head to gaze up at him in a manner that would make even the most hard-hearted of men weak in the knees. He raised her hand to his lips. ” A slight French accent clung to her words like a caress. “Pity,” he murmured against her silken skin. She laughed again, and the sound rippled through him.

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