By Elizabeth Essex
Daring, brazen, and gorgeous, the Reckless Brides refuse to play through society’s principles of courtship. But—come hell or excessive water—they continually get their man…
A woman in Disguise
For generations, the Kents have served proudly with the British Royal military. So while her more youthful brother refuses to file for responsibility, Sally Kent slips right into a uniform and takes his place—at least until eventually he involves his senses. Boldly mountain climbing aboard the Audacious, Sally is as able-bodied as any sailor there. yet one guy is making her think tantalizingly conscious of the full-bodied lady underneath her military blues…
A guy Overboard
Dedicated to his send, sworn to his duty—and distractingly gorgeous—Lieutenant David Colyear sees via Sally’s charade, and he’s livid. yet he needs to admit she’s the simplest midshipman on board—and a girl who tempts him like no different. along with his personal secrets and techniques to conceal and his profession at stake, Col is of the same opinion to maintain her on. yet can the eagerness they cover live on the perils of a conflict at sea? quickly, their love and devotion may be placed to the attempt
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Extra info for Almost a Scandal (The Reckless Brides, Book 1)
Oh, good, you’re up,” she said, as she went about the room picking up discarded clothes and unmentionables, clucking at the general disorder of the place. Instead of the usual odors of a charring woman—those HIS MISTRESS BY MORNING 29 of hard work and coals and bedpans—this woman smelled of something fresh and clean. As if she’d brought the first flowers of spring into the room with her. ” “Quince,” the maid told her, having picked up a pair of smallclothes that were decidedly masculine. Charlotte blushed, for she could well imagine who they belonged to.
Arbuckle. Ephram Arbuckle? Her eyes swung up to the painting with a newfound awe. Arbuckle was the portrait painter of the ton. It was said that to have Arbuckle paint you was to live immortal, for he captured the very soul of his subjects. She looked up at the lady and blushed at the sight of her, so natural and relaxed, her breasts thrust upwards as she reclined, the look on her face so smugly content, as if she’d just been . . Charlotte turned away, embarrassed to even think such a thing, let alone have a sense of jealousy that this scandalous creature probably wouldn’t have wasted the morning ducking out of Lord Trent’s eager embrace.
His hand cupped her chin. ” More like a thousand and one thoughts, none of which made sense. Still, she managed to shake her head. He grinned and got up. “Tonight we’ll make sure of that. After the opera. ” He tugged on his jacket. “The sight of you in your box will make a predictably dull evening bearable. I’ll be devising the perfect seduction for later. ” He plopped a kiss on her brow and ruffled her hair. “Wear blue, and don’t you dare arrive with Rockhurst, you contemptible little vixen. ” He strode to the door.
Almost a Scandal (The Reckless Brides, Book 1) by Elizabeth Essex