By Eloisa James
"Magic below the mistletoe . . .
One unbelievable Christmas, girl Perdita Selby, identified to her family and friends as Poppy, met the guy she concept she would really like perpetually. The devilishly beautiful Duke of Fletcher was once the ideal fit for the blameless, breathtakingly appealing younger Englishwoman, and theirs was once the main romantic marriage ceremony she had ever obvious. 4 years later, Poppy and the duke became the toast of the *ton . . .* yet at the back of closed doorways the spark in their love affair has burned out.
Unwilling to lose the girl he nonetheless lusts after, the duke is decided to win again his beguiling bride's delectable affections . . . and surpass the heady days of old flame with a really sinful seduction.
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Extra resources for An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses, Book 2)
She didn’t know how to dine with such a man. Why, hadn’t Hermione once told a group of curious friends that she had overheard her brother Griffin saying that the earl could entertain several ladies. At once. And what sort of lady was she that she consorted openly with such a disreputable man—especially when she had the love and protection of a man like Lord Trent? Yet something niggled in the back of her mind that said there was more to all this than met the eye . . and that she couldn’t merely judge her current situation by her old frame of reference.
She pulled the green silk over Charlotte’s head and pinned and tugged it into place, then pressed her into a chair before the dressing table, where she began to arrange her hair. Rockhurst? Charlotte stared at her reflection, the shock in her eyes matching the trembling fear running down 40 ELIZABETH BOYLE her spine. She was to eat dinner with the Earl of Rockhurst? One of the ton’s most notorious rakes? She didn’t know how to dine with such a man. Why, hadn’t Hermione once told a group of curious friends that she had overheard her brother Griffin saying that the earl could entertain several ladies.
Her fingers traced over the frame, her mind still trying to grasp how this all could be. She was his mistress. And Cousin Finella seemed quite content with that arrangement. Shaking her head, and casting one last glance at the rakish fellow in the portrait, she made another loop around the room, discovering another Arbuckle hung in the corner, this one of a small girl with a basket of puppies, along with several small landscapes and one of a gorgeously gowned woman who Charlotte thought resembled a younger Finella.
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