By Victoria Alexander
As soon as upon a time there has been a tender debutante of capability who dreamed of marrying a prince. So she traveled to London to develop into . . . The Prince's Bride As a terrible yet proud younger girl, Jocelyn Shelton had yet one dream: to marry a prince and produce convenience to herself and her relations. Now conditions deliver her to London, the place her charms can make her want come real. yet her rendezvous with royalty is dangerously interrupted, and she or he reveals herself rescued—and completely kissed—by Rand, Viscount Beaumont . . . a bold guy within the carrier of the king. to guard her lifestyles, Rand whisks her away to the geographical region, and to protect her acceptance, he has the same opinion to marry the willful good looks. girl Jocelyn is hardly ever his first selection as a bride, yet underneath her fiery nature he uncovers a young vulnerability and a hot ardour. yet Rand is protecting a stunning secret-one that, whilst printed, might both shake her trust in him or make herrealize that it takes greater than blue blood to be a real prince.
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If it wasn‘t for the threat her presence posed to her family she‘d stay right here and take her chances. Run the risk of another shot in the night or a knife flung at her head or poison in her luncheon meal or any number of other ways to meet her demise. At the moment, danger of any kind was far preferable to marriage to Randall, Viscount Beaumont. At the moment, she‘d rather be dead. ‖ Thomas took a sip of his brandy and studied his friend. The men had retired to the library, allegedly to discuss arrangements, but right now Rand wanted little more than to indulge in Thomas‘s excellent liquor for the rest of the night.
Becky nudged Marianne. ―He‘s really quite—‖ ―Quiet,‖ Marianne‘s voice was firm. ‖ Jocelyn scoffed. ―I wouldn‘t have needed saving if you had—‖ Beaumont cut in. ‖ Aunt Louella‘s voice rang from the stairway. All eyes turned toward the stairs. Aunt Louella stood leaning on the rail, a diminutive figure who somehow towered above them all and who now quivered with indignation. Jocelyn groaned to herself and stepped forward. ‖ Aunt Louella hobbled down the steps and Thomas moved to help her. ‖ ―He wanted to meet me privately because he was going to ask me to marry him,‖ Jocelyn said staunchly.
He is, my lady, as well as a true and loyal friend. ‖ Thomas grinned wryly. ‖ Aunt Louella nodded in satisfaction. ‖ ―Nothing is settled as far as I‘m concerned,‖ Jocelyn said. Her aunt ignored her and directed her attention only to Beaumont. ‖ Beaumont thought for a moment, then nodded slowly. ‖ ―I don‘t care,‖ Jocelyn said stubbornly. ―I‘m not going anywhere. ‖ She stepped to her aunt and knelt on the carpet before her. Jocelyn had always been her aunt‘s favorite. The only one of the Shelton sisters who truly understood the value of a season in London and fine clothes and a good match.
The Prince's Bride (Effington Family, Book 04) by Victoria Alexander