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The Secret Mistress - Mary Balogh
The Secret Mistress
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In this enticing new romance ripe with sensuality and wit, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh proves that comfort is no match for passion when a stuffy gentleman becomes the object of desire of an adoring and spirited young woman. THE SECRET MISTRESS While Lady Angeline Dudley’s... show more
In this enticing new romance ripe with sensuality and wit, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh proves that comfort is no match for passion when a stuffy gentleman becomes the object of desire of an adoring and spirited young woman. THE SECRET MISTRESS While Lady Angeline Dudley’s pedigree dictates that she must land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible beauty secretly longs for a simple, ordinary suitor. No wild rakes like the men of her family, just a kind heart and good nature. So when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, rescues her with unmatched civility from the advances of a scoundrel, Angeline thinks that she has found her true love. Persuading the earl is another matter entirely.Edward has his future neatly mapped out. He hopes to wed his steadfast companion, a woman who shares his values of loyalty, respect, and decorum. But arriving in London to take his seat in the House of Lords, he is derailed by Angeline, an exquisite bird of paradise seemingly devoted to sending his predictable life into chaos.From the brilliant hues of her fashion to her hoydenish antics, Angeline is the last woman on earth for Edward. And yet a stolen kiss in the moonlight awakens something deep and primal within him. Naturally, being a gentleman, he does the right thing after compromising a lady: He offers marriage.Angeline knows that Edward’s proposal is born of duty, not love. But denying something so provocative and passionate is easier said than done. Deep down, Angeline believes that Edward’s dedication to convention will melt behind closed doors, where sensuality and seduction play wicked games. For a proper wife by day can become a husband’s secret mistress by night, when delicious desire rules.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385343312 (0385343310)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Mistress Trilogy (#3)
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 no surprises here
Edward Ailsbury is going to have to marry and is heading to London to try to find someone suitable, he definitely doesn't want the girl he met at a tavern on the way, who turns out to be Lady Angeline Dudley and he's finding that he's measuring others against her. Meanwhile she's trying to find a wa...
Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
3.0
A truly tepid Regency romance with a harebrained heroine and bland hero that are so sticky sweet that I wanted to puke by the end of the book. All I can say is that Ms. Balogh's quality in writing has really slipped over the last few years, and I've been finding her novels to be pretty dull. That's ...
Khanh the Killjoy
Khanh the Killjoy rated it
1.0 The Secret Mistress
Insipid heroine, foolish hero; did not finish. I expected so much more from Mary Balogh.
Vera
Vera rated it
3.0 The Secret Mistress
That was fun. Loved the second couple and I was glad their story was not completely off stage. There was a lot of joy in this story.
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
Lady Angeline Dudley is a high-spirited debutante who burbles and babbles and has garish tastes in hats. The Earl of Heyword has always tried to be the most sensible and staid of men, in reaction to his older brother's rakish boistrousness. They meet by chance at an inn, and then their families de...
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