By Julia London
Kate Bergeron is the attractive and mysterious former mistress of a fabric merchant...and the newest good looks to seize the curiosity of the Prince of Wales. Mired in a disastrous divorce, the Prince makes an attempt to distract realization from his subsequent amorous pursuit by means of ordering Grayson Christopher, the eligible Duke of Darlington, to faux to London society that he is having an affair with Kate. whilst Grayson reluctantly consents to his Prince's call for, he unearths the woman not more keen than he's. Kate will grudgingly act the half in public, yet her favors are usually not on the market to any guy. As Grayson and Kate mimic ardor for the area to work out, they locate what all started as a deception changing into all too actual. And while ardour flames into love, their hindrance turns into severe. For whereas marriage among a duke and a courtesan may perhaps by no means ensue, Kate understands in her middle that she is prepared to just accept not anything less....
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Extra resources for A Courtesan's Scandal (Scandalous 3)
I suppose I was a bit too cavalier with my purse,” he said with a grimace. “I was set upon by a pair of thugs as soon as I departed the tavern. ” “I may be foolish, but I am not entirely a fool. I, too, spent more years by the quays than I care to remember and was prepared for such tomfoolery. I was not, however, prepared for the speed of their blows. ” “Oh, Digby,” Kate said sorrowfully. A sharp rap at the front door startled them both; Kate exchanged a look with Digby. ” She stood and removed her apron as she walked across the room and tossed it aside.
Grayson’s brother Merrick was a staunch supporter of abolition and had aligned himself with the Quakers and William Wilberforce, who were leading the movement. Like Merrick, Grayson did not believe in the concept of slavery and could not condone it. He certainly could not condone the transport of slaves by British vessels. Thanks to Merrick, Grayson had seen the conditions under which the poor souls were made to travel and they were as inhumane as anything he’d ever imagined. Merrick, an earl in his own right, was working hard to bring Parliament around to abolition.
He glanced at her. “Good evening, madam,” he said. Across him, Kate could see the prince looking at her from the corner of his eye, the hint of a smile on his lips. Aha, so this was a childish game, was it? ” she asked the gentleman, and noticed the prince was trying to keep from smiling. ” “A bit of brandy would be in order, I should think. ” “Indeed,” the gentleman said. Kate smiled pertly at the prince, turned her attention to the musicians now that the little game was over, and waited impatiently for the performance to begin.
A Courtesan's Scandal (Scandalous 3) by Julia London
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