By Stephanie Laurens
By no means enable it's stated Cynster male can't withstand the single unassailable fact: A winning marriage provides existence its fullest which means. To all of English society, Simon Frederick Cynster has an ideal life--one of huge wealth and impeccable social prestige. His lean handsomeness turns the heads of naïve debutantes, whereas his sensual attract guarantees he by no means lacks for extra refined companions for an evening, or extra, of enjoyment. but regardless of all of this, Simon is familiar with that there's something--or fairly someone--missing in his life.
To in achieving real contentment, Simon needs to discover a girl entire sufficient to be his spouse, somebody who will spend her days as a member of 1 of England's so much influential households ... and her nights pursuing tasks of a extra private--and personal--nature.
But Simon understands what to anticipate if he unearths his purpose to settle on a bride; not anything may be extra tiresome than having each blushing pass over at the marriage mart thrust upon him. So he discreetly starts off his seek at a home occasion at Glossup corridor . . . and is astonished that the woman who instantly captures his curiosity is Portia Ashford.
Simon hasn't ever thought of Portia as a possible spouse. He's recognized the raven-haired attractiveness given that early life; she's willfully self sustaining and has continuously claimed to be tired of marriage. yet an all of sudden heated kiss without notice alters the principles in their decade-long interplay. quickly they start to lengthy for the moments they could spend in every one other's arms.
But all isn't because it turns out at Glossup corridor. As Simon and Portia start to discover the depths in their mutual ardour, a surprising homicide is devoted ... and it seems that the following sufferer should be Portia herself. or even extra stunning than the truth that a assassin secretly walks between them is the conclusion that each one of Simon's enormous energy and effect will not be sufficient to guard Portia--his as soon as and continually excellent lover . . .
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