By Eloisa James
Magic lower than the mistletoe . . .
One wonderful Christmas, woman Perdita Selby, identified to her family and friends as Poppy, met the guy she proposal she would really like endlessly. The devilishly appealing Duke of Fletcher was once the best 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 in 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 decided to win again his beguiling bride's delectable affections . . . and surpass the heady days of past love with a very sinful seduction.
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Any child could tell where the wind was coming from by the smell in the air: chemicals, or malt coffee, or brown coal. A thick haze hung over everything, industrial fumes that were hard to breathe. The four points of the compass were marked by the outlines of factory chimneys, chemical plants massed like fortresses before the city. None of this is old, not even a hundred years. Not even the dispersed light, filtered through dirt and soot, that illuminates this landscape is old: one or two generations, perhaps.
And he took her aside. “Listen, kid,” he said. ” “I know,” Rita said obediently, but not just obediently. She thought 35 they divided the sky about the awards they’d won, and about all the newspaper articles, but she also thought about the conflict between Meternagel and Kuhl. “Good,” Rolf continued. “In that case you know what’s most important. ” He was dead serious, and his voice made her a little uneasy. His eyes are something else, she thought at the time. I wonder how old he is. Meternagel didn’t say a single word about himself.
She noticed: here are several cities in one! They’ve grown in rings around each other, like an old tree. She wandered through the rings of streets and covered centuries in only hours. She liked the city centre, whose design did not accommodate all the traffic or the crush of people, and that burst at the seams when the evening rush of heading home, going shopping, and leaving work started. But she liked that and let herself drift along and get pushed by the crowd or stood in a corner and watched as the lights came on all around.
An Affair Before Christmas (Desperate Duchesses, Book 2) by Eloisa James