By Debra Mullins
The rushing gentleman and the made up our minds woman either pursue the secrets and techniques of the Black Rose Society. yet what they observe is forbidden ardour and a deadly hope.
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Whenever he caught her at it, she turned away quickly, blushing. The light played over her curling hair, accenting the exotic-looking structure of her cheekbones. Her lush mouth drew his attention again and again. Damn it, this was his cousin’s woman! He loved and respected his cousin too much to ever cause him sorrow. Marc didn’t deserve that. He wasn’t his father, blast it. There would be no more gossip about a Devereaux stealing another man’s bride. But what if the bride was trying to attract him?
Because Father’s scandal ruined that for you. Rome SCANDAL OF THE BLACK ROSE 47 forced a smile. “Come, Mother. ” Marcus Devereaux, Earl of Haverford, always appeared charming and well-spoken. A tall man of thirty years, he handled himself with a quiet maturity that belied his youth. His dark hair contrasted with calm gray eyes behind his spectacles, and his face was handsome enough with no pimples or pockmarks to mar it. His clothing was simple yet well tailored, such as the basic black evening clothes he wore tonight.
Henry tells me you’re seeking a position with Edgar Vaughn,” Lavinia said. Rome raised a brow. “Gossip spreads quickly through the government ofﬁces, I see. Yes, I plan to speak to Mr. ” Eleanor exclaimed, clapping her hands together. ” “It all depends on Mr. Vaughn. ” “Devereaux is a ﬁne name, an old name,” Eleanor reminded him. ” 46 DEBRA MULLINS “Not all people associate the name Devereaux with scandal and gossip,” Lavinia pointed out, earning a look of astonishment from both mother and brother.
Scandal of the Black Rose by Debra Mullins