Second Chance Marquess
by Jessica Jefferson
GENRE: Historical Romance
When Wilhemina Turner’s younger sister runs off with a young Lothario, she has no choice but to turn to the notorious rake who broke his promise and her heart, for assistance. George Bartlett, the Marquess of Chesterton, hasn’t forgotten the woman who hurt him so many years ago, but can’t deny her request, knowing that his brother’s reputation, and fortune, is at risk. A series of misfortunes leave the straight-laced widow and committed bachelor stranded, sharing both close quarters and old secrets. But when morning comes, will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love?
“Dear God, what is all this racket about?” Lord Chesterton called down. “Will somebody please tell me what exactly is going on down here?” He coughed again. “Preferably after they’ve brought me a drink.”
A man in his late thirties, he looked every bit the rogue. His handsome face possessed distinguished features—a long, straight nose and a deep cleft in his square chin. Silver threads wove into his black waves at his temples, contrasting sharply against his olive complexion. The man’s presence alone could easily drive any woman to distraction, let alone given his current state of undress. But Wilhelmina refused to let herself be diverted from her mission by a set of wide shoulders and a broad chest.
Even if she did have first-hand knowledge of just how warm and strong that same chest felt underneath her bare hands.
The butler snapped his heels together and bowed. “I apologize, my lord. She said you were expecting her. Then, after I let her in, well, she became quite difficult to manage.” He inclined his head slightly toward the Marquess. “She said you had her sister,” he whispered discreetly.
“And you believed her?” Chesterton pulled the dressing gown shut.
The butler swallowed. His silence was answer enough.
Chesterton cast the man a disparaging look, then gestured for him to step aside. “Miss-” He cut himself off, his bright blue eyes grew wide as realization spread across his other features. “Willie?”
So, he did remember.
“Mrs. Turner,” she corrected. “I married.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, two young daughters, French bulldog Lulu, and English bulldog Pete. When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property.
Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist where she invites her readers to fall in love with romance again.
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