By Alissa Johnson, Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan
"It is the main expected occasion of the ton: the once a year vacation ball at Hartwell condominium. The song is classy, the nutrition beautiful, and the visitor record totally unique. a few come searching for love. a few will do virtually something to prevent it. yet each person desires to be there. it doesn't matter what their wishes, amid the swirling robes and delicate glow of candlelight, magic has a tendency to occur. And one dance, one kiss, one evening can form a brand new future.
--from again disguise
From Emily Bryan's ""My woman lower than Stairs,"" the tale of a bastard servant woman known as in to impersonate her lacking aristocratic half-sister with effects invaluable of Shakespeare, to Ashley's ""The Longest Night,"" within which a shapeshifting nobleman makes an attempt to win the center of the cautious lady he loves whereas at the path of a secret agent, to Alissa Johnson's ""Traditions,"" the story of an earl who units out to woo one lady and falls for her interesting significant other as an alternative, those gentle, wonderful romps will not be general vacation fare. .
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Lord Ashlin nodded at his butler and returned his cold gaze to her. “Madame, as I was saying, I would like a word with you. ” He directed this last order squarely at Hashim. She turned to her self-appointed protector. ” Hashim eyed Lord Ashlin with a quick head-to-toe appraisal and then nodded his approval for her to continue with Lord Ashlin alone. As Riley followed the Earl into his study, Hashim took his post near the door, assuming his usual stance, his arms folded across his chest, one hand resting lightly on the hilt of his jeweled scimitar.
John’s College. He’d railed at the younger teachers to live the very model of restrained, sober, and chaste lives. Even as Mason tried to recall some of the man’s more poignant speeches, he then remembered Cheswick had recently been retired to Bath—and the reasons behind his mentor’s sudden departure. After years of militant temperance, Cheswick had been discovered in his bachelor apartment utterly foxed, singing ribald songs and being bathed by two tempting French-born armfuls named Monique and Marie.
He truly expects me to marry off these appalling minxes! And minxes, she knew, was the only polite way of describing the St. Clair sisters. While the Earl might be convinced she could save the day, or maybe he wasn’t, but she didn’t doubt he saw her as his last hope. Oh, she had an ominous feeling that her future could be summed up quite concisely in a few lines from Macbeth, Double, double, toil and trouble, Fire burn and caldron bubble. And this unhappy trio, like their Shakespearean counterparts, appeared quite capable of brewing more than a potful of mischief.
A Christmas Ball (Nvengaria, Book 4) by Alissa Johnson, Jennifer Ashley, Emily Bryan