By Mary Balogh
New York Times bestselling writer Mary Balogh returns to the seductive international she is familiar with so well–Regency England–in a brand new novel full of her trademark wit, sensuality, and breathtaking storytelling. With this, the 1st in a blinding new quartet of novels, Balogh invitations us right into a distinctive world–a decide upon academy for younger ladies–a international of innocence and temptation. Drawing us into the lives of 4 girls, lecturers at omit Martin’s institution for ladies, Balogh introduces this novel’s magnificent heroine: song instructor Frances Allard–and the fellow who seduces her with a keenness no lady might be able to forget.…
They meet in a ferocious storm from snow. She is a tender instructor with a mystery prior. he's the cool, black-caped stranger who without notice involves her rescue. among those not likely strangers, wish is instantaneous…and completely irresistible. Stranded jointly in a country kingdom hotel, Lucius Marshall, who's the Viscount Sinclair, and Frances Allard percentage an evening of excellent, unforgettable ardour. yet Frances understands her place–and it really is faraway from the privileged international of the sensual aristocrat. as a result of commence her instructing place at leave out Martin’s institution in tub, Frances needs to attempt to put out of your mind that one amazing night–and the guy who touched her with such beautiful tenderness and abandon.
But Frances can't conceal without end. And while destiny once more throws them jointly, Lucius refuses to take no for a solution. If Frances are not his spouse, he'll make her his mistress. So starts an odyssey fraught with intrigue, person who defies propriety and shocks the straitlaced ton. For Lucius’s passionate, single-minded pursuit is set to strength Frances to renounce all her secrets–except one–to win the guts of the fellow she already loves.
Once back this incomparable storyteller captures a time and a spot like no different. And in Lucius and Frances, Mary Balogh supplies us her impossible enthusiasts yet–a nobleman looking for definitely the right spouse and an unconventional girl keen to danger every thing for an unforgettable love.