By Olivia Parker
"**To Snare a Bride . . .**
To Gabriel Devine, Duke of Wolverest, the bonds of marriage are not anything greater than shackles. but when he's to stay a lifelong bachelor, that leaves simply his more youthful brother to hold at the kinfolk identify. Inviting the *ton*'s such a lot eligible girls to a sublime ball, Gabriel is sure anyone of them will be all too wanting to turn into the subsequent duchess and supply an heir—leaving Gabriel to proceed his ecstatic pursuit of enjoyment.
**To capture a Rogue . . .**
Her social-climbing stepmother could provide whatever to have Madelyn Haywood betrothed to a destiny duke. yet Madelyn believes the brothers Devine to be not anything greater than heartless rogues—especially Gabriel, whose rakish acceptance precedes him. he's not anything greater than a slave to ardour, and he or she are usually not conquered via his caresses—and but his depraved methods tempt her so . . .
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With her pale, fishy blue eyes she wordlessly took in our disheveled house, my mother’s ruined herb garden, and the roses that had run wild along the wall. ” And fix she did: she swept the dog bones and the trash out the back door, put the coverlets out the windows to air, made up the smoldering fire, and set her kettles to boiling. Then she grabbed me by the ear and told me that I should now be a proper little girl, nodding grimly when she found out that I did not know how to spin. When Rob and Will, those big, loutish sons of hers, grinned at my treatment, she turned and clouted their heads with the stick she always seemed to have in her hand.
After that nothing could be put back together again, even David and me—though it didn’t all become clear to me until later. It was warm and summery, and David and I were sitting in the dusty road in front of our door. Two doors down Goodwife Sarah and her gossips were also sitting in the sun, chattering as they took turns using a fine-tooth comb on each other’s hair. David and I were playing: we were seeing who could pick off the most fleas the quickest. I had pulled my skirt up to expose my shins above my bare feet, where I found three good-sized ones crawling leisurely up my leg.
But mother’s face sagged, and deep shadows appeared under her eyes. Sometimes in the day her head nodded over as she stirred the kettle. ” This night mother slept too hard to hear the baby’s first whimpers. Then the snuffling cries changed to a thin little thread of sound rising and falling, which roused David from his sleep beside me, as I lay awake. “Devil take you, you little bastard,” rumbled a heavy voice from under father’s place in the covers. ” rose from the cradle. ” Mother groaned and turned but did not wake.
At the Bride Hunt Ball (Devine & Friends, Book 1) by Olivia Parker