Today, we're excited to bring back our H&H Reads program, with the book that introduced us to the Jellicoe clan—A Breath of Scandal!
Every Wednesday and Sunday from now until April 20, we'll be posting A Breath of Scandal in six easy-to-read (if not so easy to wait for!) parts. Right before each new part goes up, we'll be taking down the previous one, so make sure you don't miss a single piece of the book. Whether you're a long-time fan of Elizabeth Essex, or brand-new to the world where dead men don't talk, we hope you'll read along and then discuss each section of the book with us!
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A BREATH OF SCANDAL BY ELIZABETH ESSEX
Forced by her family into an engagement with a man she can never abide, Antigone Preston knows only a scandal will save her from a loveless marriage. But knocking a man down to the ballroom floor with her fists brings dangerous consequences. She may have ruined her reputation, but now she’s endangered her heart…
The son of an earl and a career navy man, Captain William Jellicoe has no interest in the frivolities of London—and even less in the institution of marriage. But there’s something steering him toward Antigone. He has never met anyone as brazen and unconventional as…himself. But will he risk it all for a woman who still has the breath of scandal hot on her lips?
Well, damn him for an arrogant fool.
Lord Aldridge. All this time—all this time that Will had been with her, holding her and kissing her and thinking about a hundred and twenty-four ways of having her—she had been engaged, or about to be engaged to Aldridge. And there Will had been, dashing about the countryside thinking he was saving her. Clearly, she had no desire to be saved.
And yet, she had said, “He is nothing to me,” with such feeling, with such desperate determination, he could not reconcile the words with the inconvenient fact.