By Lisa Kleypas
"*Four younger women input London society and band jointly to every discover a husband. Has the 3rd ""Wallflower"" now met her match?*
**A Devil's Bargain**
Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to develop into the wealthiest, as soon as her inheritance comes due. simply because she needs to first get away the clutches of her unscrupulous kin, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a so much outrageous proposition: *marriage!*
Sebastian's acceptance is so risky that thirty seconds on my own with him will break any maiden's sturdy identify. nonetheless, this bewitching chit seemed, *unchaperoned*, on his doorstep to provide her hand. definitely an aristocrat with an excellent eye for good looks might do some distance worse.
But Evie's concept comes with a situation: no lovemaking after their marriage ceremony evening. she is going to *never* develop into simply one other of the rushing libertine's callously discarded damaged hearts—which ability Sebastian will easily need to paintings tougher at his seductions... or even give up his personal center for the first actual time within the identify of real love.
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Extra resources for Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, Book 3)
From the moment he ~ 64 ~ saw her standing in the entry hallway, so beautiful, so poised, he‟d known he should not approach her. Yet he‟d been unable to resist. He wanted to see her smile as he‟d not seen her smile since his arrival, as he suspected she‟d not smiled since the night he brought the news of the accident. But he‟d remembered her smile on the night before she married, when she danced with Walfort. Not a single star in the heavens could outshine her eyes. Tonight it had taken a while, but eventually she succumbed to the lure of the music and the motion of their bodies following where the rhythm led.
Suddenly she understood at least one reason why Walfort had suggested Ainsley as a possible short-lived lover: he knew how to keep secrets, and he did what he could to keep a woman‟s reputation intact. Even his mother‟s. ” Walfort asked. “Not so well, I‟m afraid,” Ainsley said. Jayne was well aware that the Earl of Lynnford had served as Ainsley‟s guardian. His wife was very ill. A malignancy of the bone that had been tormenting her for years. Knowing they‟d be unable to attend, she had not even bothered to invite them.
Knowing they‟d be unable to attend, she had not even bothered to invite them. “A pity. She was always kind,” Walfort said. ~ 58 ~ “She still is. ” Her husband chuckled low. “My apologies. I did start traveling down a morose path, didn‟t I? ” “Ah, yes,” Ainsley said. ‟ ” “That hardly sounds jolly,” Walfort said. ” Jayne asked. “I do. ” “I do not want reality when I‟m reading,” Walfort said. The conversation moved on to other writers and other works. Other guests began to join in. Soon arguments, laughter, challenges, and opinions were flowing freely.