by Halley Larkin
Publication Date: January 10, 2022
Sequence: The Brightley Sisters, E book 1
Style: Historic Romance
A duke with a previous. A woman with no future. One magical night time might change all the pieces.
Girl Charmaine Brightley will quickly lose her place on the planet. Her father is sick and when he passes, a distant male cousin will inherit his title and the household property. Within the meantime, London society flocks to Charmaine’s lavish events. Whimsical video games of likelihood are the spotlight of any night at Cortwood Manor, video games designed to boost cash for the so-called “deserving” poor.
Behind the scenes, Charmaine fancies herself a modern-day Robin Hood. Proceeds from her events assist girls shunned by the identical girls and gentleman drawn to Cortwood. If the ton ever found the true nature of Charmaine’s philanthropy, the revelation would spoil her household. Not that Charmaine cares what anybody thinks. Ever since her devastating first season, she has given up on love. With a promise to her dying mom to all the time take care of her youthful sisters, circumstances dictate a good attachment to a gentleman of means. What extra would she need, actually? So far as Charmaine is anxious, ardour is a ridiculous dream, meant just for the younger and silly.
Till a dashing stranger seems at her midsummer masquerade, that’s. And Charmaine quickly wonders if romance may nonetheless be in her playing cards.
After an ill-fated duel, Duke Konstantin Rostov deserted Russia for England. Kosta doesn’t miss the glamorous life he as soon as loved, or so he tries to inform himself. He’s now a fugitive, marked for loss of life by the highly effective tsar and hiding in London. For a person accustomed to privilege and energy, nothing is worse than indentured servitude to a merciless stepfather, Lord Trenholm.
Decided to revive each his popularity and that of the household he shamed, Kosta sneaks away to Girl Charmaine’s masquerade. He intends to fulfill Lord Cortham, his stepfather’s former enterprise accomplice, who is aware of Trenholm’s darkest secrets and techniques. At Cortwood, Kosta finds the lord of the manor is unwell and may’t obtain visitors. However Kosta’s spirits quickly elevate when he dances with the alluring Charmaine Brightley.
For years, Kosta restricted his amorous affairs to girls who had been discreet, worldly, and married. These non-public flings safeguarded the women, in addition to his personal broken ego. Regardless of the thrilling connection between them, Kosta understands he has no place in Charmaine’s life. Lord Cortham’s eldest daughter is destined to marry a gentleman of her station. In one other life, Duke Konstantin would have been an ideal match. In his present state, Kosta might by no means aspire so excessive. When his stepfather sends him again to Cortwood, nevertheless, Kosta can’t resist the chance to see Charmaine yet another time. Even when it means spying on her throughout a mysterious journey to London. Even when he should proceed to cover his id.
Reunited, Kosta and Charmaine discover their mutual want catches hearth. However Lord Trenholm has his personal causes for pushing them collectively. Duke Konstantin has turn into a part of his stepfather’s harmful agenda. And Trenholm’s plans for his household’s future might destroy Charmaine Brightley, the girl who has lastly captured Kosta’s coronary heart.
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Creator Halley Larkin
My forthcoming sequence options three free-spirited sisters getting ready to depart an property they love, however can not inherit. Alongside the best way, their fates are entangled with these of a disgraced duke, a lacking inheritor, and a brash younger earl: gents with ardour of their hearts and sophisticated pasts. The primary within the sequence, MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE, is now accessible for pre-order. The novella prequel MAID TAKES MARQUESS is coming quickly.
As a reader, I take pleasure in witty novels filled with sexual stress, darkish secrets and techniques, and suspenseful twists. My favourite authors embrace Courtney Milan, Philippa Gregory, Alyssa Cole, Gillian Flynn, George R.R. Martin, and Lisa See. After I’m not studying or writing, you may discover me planning a fancy dress for the subsequent San Diego Comedian-Con or wanting up a recipe from a Victorian cookbook. I dwell in California with a spoiled tabby cat named Jonesy.
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