Title: The Danger In Tempting An Earl by Sophie Barnes
At The Kingsborough Ball Book Three
Genre: Historical, Romance
Length: 384 pages
Sophie Barnes does it again in this sizzling Regency-set romance where anything can happen at the Kingsborough Ball
Lucien Marvaine never thought he was good enough for Katherine. As the younger son of an earl, he didn’t have a title or prospects. Then fate steps in and gives him a second chance, and this new Earl of Roxbury is determined to make the beautiful Kate his own . . . one touch . . . one kiss at a time.
Katherine never thought of herself as a temptress, certainly not with Lucien. Why, she’s known him almost all her life! Yet as she waltzes in Lucien’s arms at the Kingsborough Ball, she can’t help but be drawn to him. Has he always been this hard and masculine? And where did those dimples come from? Kate is not looking for a husband . . . but how can she not surrender to Lucien’s charms when love is at stake?
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She eyed him assessingly. “Since you’re so eager for us to speak our minds, I may as well tell you that it will never work – she’s entirely wrong for you.” “Is that so?” “Quite.” “Well, if not her, then who? Who would you suggest I marry?” “Well I…” she started, but her words trailed off into thin air. “Yes?” “As your friend, I would recommend that you take a moment to consider your options since marriage is, after all, for life. You wouldn’t want to leap too hastily into something you cannot get out of again.” Her words, as wise as they were, were tight and concise, as if she’d shut herself off emotionally as she said them. Lucien nodded. “You’re right, although considering my situation there must be a little haste involved. If anything were to happen to me, the Roxberry title would go to my second cousin, George.” Katherine scrunched her nose. “The ginger-haired fellow who thinks himself superior to everyone and once threw your cat down the stairs?” “Precisely.” “Well, we can’t allow that to happen.” “So you see my dilemma? The sooner I marry and produce an heir, the sooner I’ll stop Mama and Grandmamma from throwing themselves into the Thames – which is precisely what they’ll do if George inherits.” “Right. Well, in that case there’s really nothing for it, I suppose. You must get yourself married.” She looked at him conspiratorially. “Let’s contemplate it this coming week, shall we?” “When I take you fishing?” She laughed – a sound he’d dearly missed. “Or after our race, which I have every intention of winning.” A bright burst of color exploded in the air. Looking ahead, Katherine nodded politely at her host, the Duke of Kingsborough, who had turned toward them with a smile just as the next firework rose in the sky. It was accompanied by a loud bang coming directly from Katherine’s right, and as she turned her head instinctively toward it, she saw to her horror that a woman whom she did not recognize, was hanging limply in the arms of Mr. Neville, heir to the Marquess of Wolvington. Dear God in heaven, she’s been shot!
Born in Denmark, Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she’s been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses.
When she’s not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.
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