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All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess?
When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of Rutherford’s stylish townhouse, she knows she has come face to face with sensual danger. For this is no doting papa. Rather, his behavior is scandalous, and his reputation rightly earned. And his pursuit of her is nearly irresistible—but resist she must for the sake of her pupil.
As for the duke himself, it was bad enough when his unknown child landed on his doorstep. Now Lily, with her unassuming beauty, has aroused his most wicked fantasies—and, shockingly, his desire to change his wanton ways. He’s determined to become worthy of her, and so he asks for her help in correcting his behavior.
But Lily has a secret, one that, if it becomes known, could change everything…
(Full Disclosure: Megan Frampton is the Community Manager for Heroes and Heartbreakers.)
The bell on the door jangled, letting Lily know that someone had entered the anteroom outside of the small office where she’d been working on the ledgers. She stood, feeling her back complain about her having st for the past few hours. Each of the three proprietors of the Quality Employment Agency took turns at organizing the invoices, and this was her week.
The agency had done well since its inception just a few months ago, providing work (and the occasional falsified reference) for women with unfortunate pasts. They’d placed no fewer than six young women, all of whom whose reputations had been sullied for one reason or another. Lily and her partners were well-aware of what an unfortunate past could do to a person’s livelihood, since each of them had unfortunate pasts themselves.