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A Gentleman's Desire

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Unfortunate Circumstances The Earl of Chatleigh was not a man easily taken in by manipulative misses, but he'd certainly botched things this time! Yet how was he to know that the beautiful young doxy in his bed at the Hart and Hind was of the Quality? Though he suspected he'd just been the victim of a most ingenious bit of connubial chicanery, honor demanded that he wed the chit. Well, he'd give her his name, and that was all she'd receive from him. Except, perhaps, for a few lessons on the more pleasurable obligations of a dutiful wife! Inescapable Conclusions Miss Melissa Selby considered herself a resourceful girl, resourceful enough, at any rate, to escape her cruel stepfather and make her own way in the world. But she was not at all prepared to cope with the handsome lord who appeared in her bedchamber. So she screamed, as any lady might, and brought witnesses as well as protectors. Not giving a fig for her reputation, she would have happily braved the scandal but her would-be seducer would have none of that. Well, he'd soon regret the cavalier way he'd trapped her into marriage. She might be forced to live the rest of her days as the wife of an earl... but she'd spend her nights alone!

Genre: Historical Romance

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March 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: A Gentleman's Desire
Author(s): Mary Kingsley
ISBN: 0-8217-3348-6 / 978-0-8217-3348-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zebra
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