A Game of Scandal (Friends Trilogy, Book 2) by Kathryn Smith

By Kathryn Smith

"He had made an offer of marriage... to a lady who's now the main scandalous girl in London.When Gabriel Warren, the good-looking Earl of Angelwood, provided marriage to woman Lilith Mallory, he concept his happiness used to be whole. yet then they have been, found in *very* compromising situations -- and he or she disappeared. Now, years later, Gabriel enter's a infamous London gaming membership to shockingly realize that the blameless lady he'd as soon as sought after for his bride is now its seductive proprietor.

Lilith is astonished on the sight of Gabriel, and a part of her longs to relive the times -- and nights -- spent in his hands. however the guy she as soon as enjoyed can wreck the livelihood she has made for herself. For Gabriel is now a strong guy, one that is decided to close down her institution. but with each one contact, every one kiss, she starts to wonder whether they can ever have a destiny -- and conquer the scandals in their past.

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Am liebsten hätte er sie in seine Arme gezogen, doch das verbot ihm der Anstand. �Bleiben Sie ruhig, Fräulein Halstenbek, dafür bin ich ja da. Ihr Vater hat mir vor Wochen genaue Instruktionen übermittelt. , dachte Jaqueline, während sie sich die Tränen trocknete. Was ist an dieser Angelegenheit noch diskret? Beinahe jeder in Hamburg weiß, wie es um Anton Halstenbek stand. Wahrscheinlich sprechen alle nur noch von seinen Schulden, nicht von seinen Leistungen als Kartograf. �Mit Ihrem Einverständnis werde ich die Gläubiger Ihres Vaters von seinem Tod in Kenntnis setzen.

Bei diesen Worten krampfte sich Jaquelines Brust zusammen. Der Kuchen lag ihr plötzlich wie ein Stein im Magen. , lag ihr auf der Zunge, aber sie sagte stattdessen: »Ich habe mit Herrn Petersen gesprochen. « �Fahrkrog steht auch auf dieser Liste, nehme ich an«, erklärte Christoph grimmig. Jaqueline beobachtete, dass seine Hände zornig zu zittern begannen. »Ja, das tut er. « Jaqueline seufzte. « �Was, wenn er wieder versuchen wird, Sie anzugreifen? « �Jetzt hören Sie sich fast schon an wie mein Vater«, gab Jaqueline brüsk zurück.

Er hatte zwei Dutzend Gläubiger. Einer nach dem anderen wird kommen und sich holen, was er will. « �Das weiß ich, Fräulein Halstenbek. Dennoch würde ich Sie bitten, mich bis dahin noch in Ihrem Dienst zu behalten. Ich bin sicher, dass Ihr Vater wollen würde, dass sich jemand um Sie kümmert. « Erneut schossen Jaqueline die Tränen in die Augen. Diesmal waren es aber Tränen der Rührung. »Sie sind so eine treue Seele, Christoph«, schluchzte sie. « �Das müssen Sie auch nicht, Fräulein Halstenbek. « Der Diener verbeugte sich leicht und verschwand in der Küche.

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