By Pam Rosenthal
For 3 years, London's haute city has been captivated by means of the cool splendor of Philip "Phizz" Marston. Tall, subtle, knowledgeable gambler with a chilly, unerring eye for variety, what retains the ruthless social climbers attuned to this dandy's each flow is anything extra unsettling...a grace and sweetness that leaves men and women alike in a nation of unthinkable yearning...Lord David Hervey has to be wasting his brain. How else clarify the aggravating wishes he feels at any time when his eyes meet the penetrating gaze of Mr. Marston? while he overhears a probability at the gentleman's existence, he intervenes and by myself discovers the wonderful truth...beneath the bindings of Mr. Marston's masquerade hides a good looking physique that's every piece a woman's...Armed with wish and entrusted together with her daring video game, Lord David will not hand over until eventually the girl supplies in, revealing herself to him thoroughly, surrendering her private secrets and techniques with each persuasive excitement he can offer...
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But this time, Phoebe resolved, Kate will not lack for partners. Even if its only Mr. Marston who twirls her about the room. Well, Mr. Marston and Lord Linseley, she reminded herself, feeling her cheeks grow warm as she allowed herself to think of him for the first time that evening. For Kate had agreed to the plan: Lord Linseley would relay any messages he had for Phoebe while he danced with Lady Kate. Phoebe had been grateful, during the first hours of the festivities, to be able to concern herself so exclusively with Kate's fortunes.
And perhaps, David thought, to signal that Mr. Marston hadn't been murdered by his still slightly wild-eyed visitor. She closed it again. " she asked briskly. "Ah yes, we'd just agreed that it's Raikes, Smythe-Cochrane, and Crashaw. Oh, and Bunbury. " Surprisingly, he did feel a bit more clearheaded. "Well, I think I've hit upon a bit of a plan. What do you think of this, Mr. " He supposed that he had Stokes to thank for the stratagem that had just occurred to him. That and the roguish gleam in her eye just before.
It does seem that way. " She shook her head. "No need. I quite enjoy the way you call me Mr. " "The point isn't what you enjoy. " She shrugged again. "After all, I didn't request your protection. Merely your help. " We'll pay for that devil-may-care look in her eye, he thought helplessly. She grinned, enjoying her power. "What I was about to say, my lord, is that we should end this interview properly, since we don't know when next we might meet. " he asked. "I think," she returned, "that I'd prefer a highly improper one.
Almost A Gentleman (Brava Historical Romance) by Pam Rosenthal