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Fool's Masquerade by Joan Wolf

By Joan Wolf

"A woman in hide …

Valentine Ardsley disguised herself as a teenage boy to take a task as groom at the incredible Yorkshire property of the arrogantly confident, imperiously good-looking Lord Diccon Leyburn, yet her bold get away from the slender confines of younger ladyhood didn't final lengthy.

Valentine used to be unmasked via Lord Leyburn with shameful ease. Even worse, whilst Leyburn made her a suggestion of marriage, he made it insultingly transparent that this used to be an issue of responsibility on his half, and definitely now not hope.

Never could Valentine settle for such an odious provide. as an alternative she might visit London to discover a gentleman who would truly love her – whether this intended pretending she may love any guy however the infuriatingly impossible to resist Lord Leyburn in go back …

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What with the resurgence of curiosity in Jane Austen, Regency romances are having fun with a renewed reputation. Veteran novelist Wolf (best recognized for her prehistoric The Reindeer Hunters), turns in her personal pleasant addition, one who combines sensuality and keenness with a lively first-person narrative. while Kate Fitzgerald's horse-trader father is killed, she's put together with her malicious uncle, who spitefully maneuvers her into marriage with Adrian, Earl of Greystone. Waterloo hero Greystone accepts the unlucky scenario, yet Kate falls deeply in love. opposed to the colourful racetrack historical past of the working of the Guineas at Newmarket, she schemes to entrap the aristocrat who murdered her father.

Joan Wolf is a united states at the present time bestselling writer, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her nationwide acceptance as a grasp of the style. Her many ancient and modern romances were hugely praised by way of reviewers and authors alike. Publisher's Weekly reviewed one among her novels as ""historical fiction at its finest."" Joan used to be born in big apple urban yet has lived so much of her lifestyles in Connecticut together with her husband, little ones and diverse pets. An avid rider and horse proprietor, she enjoys that includes horses in her novels.


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A muscle at the side of Montfort’s jaw twitched. This had gone far enough. Of course, she was not concerned for Montfort, but for Percy. She knew she had to stop the two adversaries before they caused a scene. Before Percy got hurt. ” She placed her hand on Percy’s arm. ” She turned to Montfort. “I apologize, my lord. ” Percy asked. The look on his face told her he would fight to the death for her. ” With an angry scowl, Percy stepped back when Montfort extended his arm. She hesitated, then placed her hand on Montfort’s sleeve.

It was perfect. In one swift movement, he stepped up behind her. He deftly wrapped one arm around her waist while the other hand skimmed her torso, over the smooth satin of her gown. When he felt the swell of her breast, he moved his fingers inward. He cupped one breast, letting its heaviness rest in the palm of his hand. Her gasp of surprise made him smile. The feel of her was perfection. With a sigh of satisfaction, he lowered his head and kissed her neck. The clean scent of lilacs and roses and other intoxicating smells he couldn’t name wafted across his senses and he moaned in pleasure.

Especially the opera. You could say I am a patron. ” He paused. ” She caught his meaning immediately and the rakish gleam in his eyes set her teeth on edge. “You are—“ He held up his hand to stop her. “I know. You’ve mentioned this before. I do wish you’d alter your opinion of me. ” He placed one hand over his heart. ” She looked around the room, then glared at him like a soldier facing his enemy. ” He handed her a glass of champagne then reached behind her and lifted another glass from the table.

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