By Sarah MacLean

"What a scoundrel desires, a scoundrel will get. . .

A decade in the past, the Marquess of Bourne used to be solid from society with not anything yet his identify. Now a accomplice in London's such a lot unique gaming hell, the chilly, ruthless Bourne will do no matter what it takes to regain his inheritance—including marrying ideal, right woman Penelope Marbury.

A damaged engagement and years of disappointing courtships have left Penelope with no real interest in a quiet, cozy marriage, and a eager for anything extra. How fortunate that her new husband has entry to an unexplored international of pleasures.

Bourne could be a prince of London's illicit underworld, yet he vows to maintain Penelope untouched by way of its wickedness—a problem certainly because the girl discovers her personal wishes, and her willingness to guess whatever for them . . . .even her heart.
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There was more to the missive than the words written upon the parchment. " Tayg tried to ignore the reference to his previous lack of interest in the politics swirling around the clan. Serving in the king's cause for more than a year taught a man many things besides the art of battle. "'Twill not be an easy journey," Tayg said. " Angus pulled a rolled parchment from a shelf below the table, spread it over the missive and began studying what appeared to be a map. Tayg considered the task. A fortnight journeying through the Highlands.

Nay, 'tis not…" At Broc's huge grin and quick nod her knees went weak but she knew better than to allow him to see how horribly his news struck her. She pushed past him, almost daring him to grab her so she could react as she had as a child, all fists and feet, flailing away at his tenderest spot. But 'twas a long time since she could get away with such behavior. Frustration shook her and she raced for her father's chamber as Broc chased her down the corridor. " she yelled as she neared the chief's chambers.

You are to be chief. It is your duty to do what is best for the clan. As long as you are here and not wed you will cause trouble amongst the women. " Tayg sighed and prayed for strength against his mother's strong will. "Then I shall leave. I shall return to the king's service—" "Wait, lad," Angus said. "As it happens, I have a task needs doing that will serve to delay" - he looked pointedly at Sorcha - "what your mother fears will happen. " He motioned Tayg to follow him into his private chamber.

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