First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet, Book 1) by Mary Balogh

By Mary Balogh

BONUS: This variation includes an excerpt from Mary Balogh's The mystery Mistress.

Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, ny instances bestselling writer Mary Balogh introduces a unprecedented family—the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second one daughter, proud and bold, a tender widow who has her personal cause for pursuing the main eligible bachelor in London. one who has not anything to do with love. Or does it?[b]
The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the rustic village of Throckbridge right into a tizzy. desirous to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew deals herself as a substitute. wanting a spouse, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional suggestion whereas he pursues an pressing project of his personal. yet a wierd factor occurs for you to the marriage evening. strangers with completely not anything in universal can’t retain their palms off one another. Now, as intrigue swirls round a previous secret—one with a gorgeous connection to the Huxtables—Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the excellent pleasures of the wedding bed…and studying that after it involves wedded bliss, love can’t be a ways in the back of.

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Gustave's family tends to judges and prelates who don't approve of either Marie or Gustave's life. " "This all sounds very sympathetic and helpful," Trixi interjected, "but that woman looked like more than a friend to me. " Although she questioned her good sense that she was even allowing this debate, that it made any difference whether Marie was a friend or lover. "Go to my solicitors," Pasha suggested. " If he wasn't so intent on having Trixi back—the impulse overrode all others—Pasha might have questioned his unprecedented efforts to mollify a woman.

You feel hot," she said, very, very softly, moving her hips in a slow, serpentine undulation that brought a smile to both their faces. "And you feel really fuckable," he whispered, putting aside disquieting thoughts in favor of more pleasant activities. The journey to Calais turned into a sexual marathon, one of discovery and indulgence, excitement and urgency, sweetly virginal at times for them both, all hot haste and enthusiasm at other times—until shortly after the moon came up. "We have to stop," Pasha said.

He nodded at the bottle. "I'm sorry. It's just that… well… my husband was a problem when he drank. " A novel thought for a man who spent his leisure time in various forms of carousal. An incredulous offer, any of his friends would opine. "That's not necessary," Trixi murmured. " Her faint smile was apologetic. " he queried, offering her the bottle. " Pasha Duras was not her husband, she told herself; the comparison was ludicrous. " And he did, remaining the perfect gentleman despite the number of bottles he consumed, conversing with an effortless charm, entertaining her with stories of his family and edited ones of his life, asking her questions that were neither too personal nor too curious.

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