By Tessa Dare
<span>What's a duke to do, while the lady who's completely mistaken turns into the girl he can't dwell without?
Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no wish to wed this season--or any season--but his diabolical mom abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he decide on a bride from the women in place of abode. Griff comes to a decision to train her a lesson that may finish the wedding debate without end. He chooses the serving girl.
Overworked and suffering, Pauline Simms doesn't dream approximately dukes. All she wishes is to hold up her barmaid apron and open a book shop. That dream turns into attainable whilst an boastful, sinfully appealing duke deals her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her tasks are easy: undergo his mother's "duchess training"... and fail miserably.
But in London, Pauline isn't a depressing failure. She's a courageous, quick-witted, beguiling failure--a girl who ignites Griff's wish and soothes the darkness in his soul. preserving Pauline by way of his facet won't be effortless. whether Society might settle for a serving woman duchess--can a roguish duke persuade a serving lady to belief him along with her heart?</span>
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It cast Granny's shadow so monstrously on the wall behind her that even I was frightened. Mr. Macbean darted forward. "Stop that! How dare you? " Granny stopped muttering and jerked the basket to a standstill. The baby inside it set up a wail again. I could see that Granny was tired and her head was aching, and the anger that always simmered inside her was ready to break out. Her eyes, red from the drink and lack of sleep, narrowed, and she thrust the basket into Mr. Macbean's hands. "Take him, then.
I asked Tam. I'd meant to ask him often but never dared while Granny was around. He looked over his shoulder, but Granny was still filling the bucket. " He pinched my chin. "It was what I always called your mother. Mary, her name was to everyone else, but Maidie she was to me. And you are just like her. " "But she had the gift, didn't she? Granny said so. " He shook his head. "You shouldn't mind your granny, Maidie. She speaks sharply, and who wouldn't, with the troubles life has brought her?
It's gone. Annie must have stolen it," I blurted out. "That girl of Macbean's? " I wished then that I'd held my tongue, because I had to tell Granny that I'd given Annie an egg. To my surprise, she only smiled triumphantly. "So the girl's a thief? I'm not surprised. We'll have them on that. I'll get you yet, Macbean! " Why did I break out crying? Why did such a feeling of desolation sweep over me? I'd learned a long time ago that tears were no route to Granny's heart. She would be more likely to stop them with a slap than a kiss.
Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, Book 4) by Tessa Dare