The people of Stourbridge have long since grown accustomed to the ways of Christina Compson, the beautiful woman who has been so successful in her running of Henzels glassworks. But the mistakes of her past life come to overshadow the lives of Christinas and Joes children. The two eldest, Emily and Paul, raised as brother and sister, were drawn together by the stigma that illegitimacy could bring and, as adults, only Pauls love of glass could have parted them. Christina now recognizes in Pauls talent as an engraver the opportunity to fake Henzels to the forefront of the industry. But first he must visit his grandfathers glasshouse in France, to learn the least techniques despite fierce opposition from Emily; She knew that if he went she would lose her dearest friend, the man she had grown to love as more than a brother.
All of London is ablaze with rumors about the identity of Lady Scandal, a female brazen—and desperate—enough to advertise for a husband. But for Juliet, the young and surprisingly innocent widow, it’s her last option if she wants to avoid another marriage not of her choosing. Her prickly, pig-headed father has threatened to marry her off once again but this time Juliet is not without resources. She hopes the unentailed lands she possesses are enough to “bribe” some rich man to swoop in and save her from another unwanted union. And she has fingers and toes crossed she can find a potential bridegroom who will make her insides melt. Zeus Tanner, a self-made man from humble origins, has one driving goal—to reclaim his stolen birthright. When the scandalous advertisement catches his eye, Zeus believes he’s found the key to realizing his dream. But after surpassing the arduous task of obtaining an audience with the infamous Lady Scandal—who’s hidden herself behind a screen without explanation!—Zeus never imagined he’d be asked such a strange assortment of questions, given a test of manners over an atrocious scone, and ordered to disrobe and show her his chest—and “male parts”.
Zeus heartily refuses to comply with this last outrageous request. Un, he ponders out loud, the intriguing female is willing to trade her stockings and stays for the privilege… *MAD*WARNING* This Regency-era tale features flying slippers and stockings, a soaring silk neckcloth and silky undergarments, an unplanned eruption of epic proportions, and innocent licks that soon turn lust into love!
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