Affair Most Wicked, An by Julianne MacLean

By Julianne MacLean

Clara Wilson has come the entire solution to London to transparent her identify (after her wilfulness has left her really unweddable around the ocean). yet sooner than she even has an opportunity to guidance her curtsey, she stumbles into the palms of Seger Wolfe, Marquess of Rawdon. Clara hasn't ever felt love prior to, yet she has doubtless while she meets the Marquess that this is often what it sounds like. Too undesirable love is the very last thing on her mind—she's the following to discover a husband, no longer a rake.

Every sturdy gossip is familiar with that the notoriously filthy rich Marquess enjoyed and misplaced years in the past, and few have overlooked the best way his damaged middle drove him from society ballrooms into society girls' bedrooms. but if he meets the lost Clara Wilson at one of many town's ever-so-scandalous mystery balls, the need he feels for her is simply too powerful, and it pulls him again into the swirl of aristocratic London. Now he reveals himself competing for the center of the irrelevant good looks, and risking his personal center within the online game.

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What if—when he sees you here after you’d been warned—he presumes you’re look- AN AFFAIR MOST WICKED 47 ing for a dalliance? ” The carriage stopped in front of the dimly lit mansion. Clara gathered up her purse. “I’m not fast. ” Sophia smiled and raised a delicately arched brow. ” Clara smiled in return, surrendering unequivocally to her sister’s acute observation. They knew each other too well, and sometimes all that was necessary between them was a certain look to communicate what they were each thinking, which was usually the same thing.

People might presume we are inconstant. ” “We could wear wigs and put on English accents. ” “Have you lost your senses? Even if we did manage to get there without anyone knowing, what are the odds that you would see this particular man again? ” “Can’t we try? I must know who he is—a name at least. ” “How can you be sure? ” Sophia sighed with frustration. ” Clara waved a finger at her older sister. “You told me James used to go to those balls when he was younger, and now look at him. He’s a perfect husband, Sophia.

I hope you’re ready,” Sophia said. Clara found herself again caught in the sticky web of his unparalleled good looks and his debilitating sexual allure. ” It was the perfume that gave her away as she brushed by his elbow, in a ridiculous dark wig, no less. She smelled of strawberries again. A brief glance at her mouth confirmed it. Indeed, it was the American. Seger inhaled deeply, then frowned. He stopped and turned around to look at her from behind after she’d passed by. Contrary to common sense, his body reacted to the familiar fragrance.

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