The two short, previously-published novellas in Loretta Chase's Royally Ever After anthology both revolve around a royal wedding. In Lord Lovedon's Duel the heroine's sister just married a minor German Prince whose friend is Behaving Badly, while in The Jilting of Lord Rothwick our love story takes place during the furor over the young Queen Victoria's wedding to Prince Albert, where our hero is Behaving Cluelessly. But both heroes are gobsmacked into love at first sight, bless them. And, apparently, imbibe too much at important moments.
Lord Lovedon got drunk at the wedding reception, said rude things about the bride, and was promptly challenged to a duel by the bride's sister.
He'd drunk enough to float a flagship—possibly the entire Royal Navy—to no effect.
Until a moment ago.
The last dose, the one Miss Sharp had administered externally, had brightened his mood amazingly. The eyes flashing at him had turned out to be an interesting shade of green, with gold flecks … Most important, she'd turned out to have a personality.
Lord Lovedon may be indiscreet while intoxicated, but he knows what he wants.