By Eloisa James
Magic below the mistletoe . . .
One fantastic Christmas, girl Perdita Selby, recognized to her family and friends as Poppy, met the fellow she proposal she would really like without end. The devilishly beautiful Duke of Fletcher used to be the correct fit for the blameless, breathtakingly attractive younger Englishwoman, and theirs used to be 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 lady he nonetheless lusts after, the duke is set to win again his beguiling bride's delectable affections . . . and surpass the heady days of past love with a really sinful seduction.
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But the boy s . . " The tears rose again in 1H shka's throat. His father laughed and picked him up in his arms. "They 're telling lies, my son. I sailed on a ship. This big ship sailed on t he sea, and I was on it. " 36 "I fought the gentry, my dear. You' re s t ill small, so I had to go to war in your place. " H is father smiled, and tapping the time with his f oot, be gan to sing softly : Oh, Nl ishka, M ishka, my dear lad, Don't go to war, let your dad go instead. He's seen much of the world, he's old and strong, You're not even m arried, you're still so young.
An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses, Book 2) by Eloisa James