By Mary Balogh
In a couple of vintage Regency-era Christmas romance novels from manhattan occasions bestselling writer Mary Balogh, the vacations usher in the best reward of all: unforeseen, all-consuming love.
A Christmas Bride
The very filthy rich Edgar Downes has promised his getting older father to eventually take a bride—specifically, to wed a titled girl through Christmas. London is stuffed with lovely, right, and eligible misses, yet it’s the widow Helena, girl Stapleton, in a stunning crimson gown, who captures Edgar’s cognizance. Helena is intrigued by means of the seductive stranger—but he’s easily no longer in her category. Marriage, after all, might by no means do. yet in a season of miracles, anything wondrous is ready to happen.
Not even the nice and cozy, forgiving Christmas spirit can cease the Marquess of Denbigh from settling his rating with Judith Easton: the gorgeous younger widow injured Denbigh’s satisfaction years in the past through jilting him for one more guy. Now that Judith is loose from a nightmare marriage, the good-looking marquess has her in his sights—and wishes her in his fingers. yet to belief the gentle phrases on his lips, Judith mustn't ever basically see earlier the hardness of his center, yet research once more to belief her personal heart’s wish.
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She snapped her gaze to his face. “Are you looking for a wife? ” She clutched her hand to her throat and breathed a sigh of relief. ” He laughed. “My grandfather was in his forties when he sired my father. ” “Then why won’t you leave me alone? “I told you before. ” “I don’t intend to make a mistake. The Earl of Archbite is an intelligent man who carries himself with a great deal of confidence and dignity. ” “I am only suggesting that you proceed with caution. You have waited this long to marry.
There is no point in making excuses, my lord. Your reputation as a rake and a scoundrel is widely known. ” He arched his brows. ” If what he’d done flustered him at all, his embarrassment only lasted a moment. Then he smiled. Her temper raged hotter when she saw the wicked grin on his face. “You are despicable,” she hissed. ” He thought barely a moment. ” She sucked in a breath teeming with fury. Before her stood a perfect example of the kind of man she’d always detested. Men like the Marquess of Montfort were the reason she refused to marry, the reason she would never trust her heart again.
But earthy and passionate. He’d opened a Pandora’s Box of desires she didn’t want to know were locked inside her. He’d changed everything she’d convinced herself she wanted. If she must marry, as her brother insisted she do, then marriage to Lord Archbite was the only marriage she would consider. Because he demanded nothing. She felt nothing for him. Her emotions were safe with him. There was no risk to her heart. With one passionate kiss, the Marquess of Montfort had ruined everything. He’d destroyed every illusion she’d constructed in her attempt to live a safe, emotionless life.