The Perfect Mistress

By Victoria Alexander

Allow number one New York Times bestselling writer Victoria Alexander sweep you away together with her spectacular new romance, during which one differently right woman discovers that keenness is her legacy. . .

Widowed Julia, girl Winterset, has inherited a book--a very stunning book--that each gentleman in London turns out to need. For a charismatic businessman, it is a likelihood to construct an empire. For a rushing novelist, it can warrantly repute. yet to a proud, domineering earl, it ability every little thing. . .

Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, cannot permit the obstinate Julia liberate the shameless memoir that may spoil his family's identify. however the basically strategy to cease her could be both sordid--if way more fulfilling. For his competitors are purpose on seducing the fascinating lady to obtain the publication. And Harrison is not the style to again clear of a contest with the stakes this excessive. Now the winner will declare either the scandalous memoirs and the guts in their stunning proprietor. . .

"Warm, witty and wise." --Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling writer

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Then this may fly off the cabinets whether it is certainly released. ” He studied his son for a protracted second. “What are you going to do now? ” “I don’t understand. ” Harrison acquired to his toes and resumed pacing. “It does look extra very important than ever that the publication now not be released. certainly, if I have been to buy the memoirs, with not anything to gas the gossip, the debate approximately them will quickly fade. but when they’re released …” He shook his head. “The scandal could be huge, immense. ” “I’m no longer taken with scandal. ” “I am,” he acknowledged sharply. “Julia has lived a comparatively conservative lifestyles in past times. She has no proposal what being on the middle of a hurricane of scandal will suggest. all over she is going, she’ll be stared at. humans will whisper, hiding their mouths with their arms as though that may hinder her from figuring out she is the subject of dialogue. She won’t be welcome between decent humans. pricey Lord, she’ll be an outcast. ” “This isn’t the 1st time you’ve performed this, you recognize. ” He solid his father a narrowed glance. “Done what? ” “Taken what I’ve stated and assumed it used to be in connection with woman Winterset. ” “But you said—” “I stated i used to be no longer enthusiastic about scandal and I’m now not for myself. You stated you have been focused on scandal yet evidently that challenge has not anything to do with me. there's just one individual you worry approximately. ” Harrison stopped in midstep then pulled a deep breath and met his father’s gaze. “I love her, Father. ” “I understand that,” his father acknowledged impatiently. “But what are you going to do? ” An unusual feel of helplessness washed via him. “I don’t recognize. ” “Seems to me you would like an excellent notion. ” “Needing one and having one are diverse issues. ” He ran his hand via his hair. “I don’t understand what to do. ” The older guy aimed his cane at his son. “Rescue her, my boy. ” “Rescue her? ” He shook his head. “How? ” “Don’t question me, i'm gone the day of rescuing damsels in misery. ” His forehead furrowed in suggestion. “You may commence by way of telling her of those rumors. You wouldn’t wish her to be stuck unawares. ” “Quite correct. yet she’s not in London. Veronica took her to her kingdom condominium. ” “Even higher. There are few distractions within the nation. ” His voice was determined. “Follow her. ” “Follow her? ” “Bloody hell. ” His father laughed. “You’re indecisive. I’ve by no means noticeable you indecisive earlier than. at the same time a boy you usually knew accurately what you sought after and not hesitated to pursue it. If I had any doubts approximately your emotions, this proves it. ” Harrison solid him a vulnerable smile. “I’m pleased you’re so convinced. ” “The indisputable fact that you're not is another convincing issue. ” His gaze met his son’s. “Don’t permit now not realizing what to do hinder you from doing something in any respect. Don’t make the errors I did. Love, my boy, frequently calls for motion. ” He chuckled. “Go to the rustic, Harrison. inform her what’s taking place. inform her of your emotions for her. And inform her besides that jointly you could climate any typhoon. ” He stared at his father for an extended second. “We can, can’t we? ” “I don't have any doubt of it. ” “Nor do I,” he stated slowly, the helplessness of a second in the past swept away via unravel.

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