“Demand? I’m not at all sure I enjoy autocratic gentlemen.”He looked suddenly terrified. “Do you mean to change my nickname to the Duke of Demanding?”“You’re joking.” She hadn’t been sure, but the crinkles next to his eyes gave him away.“Yes, you’re joking. Just for that I’m going to call you the Duke of Disagreeable.”
“I thought men liked vapid women.”“Not smart men.” His fingertips skimmed the space above her waist. Tingles of awareness danced up her spine. “Not the ones worth having,” he said softly.
“Please, don’t ever stop talking. Except when I’m kissing you.” He pulled her into his arms again and kissed her thoroughly.She pulled back. “But what if it’s terribly important?”“What could be more important than kissing?”
Book #3 in the Untouchables seriesAfter five years on the Marriage Mart, Miss Aquilla Knox is ready for spinsterhood until a benefactress steps in to help her secure a husband. Only Aquilla doesn’t actually want to marry—her failure is entirely on purpose. When the earl she’s nicknamed the Duke of Deception sets his sights on her, she refuses to be drawn in by her attraction to him. If there’s one thing she knows it’s that a gentleman is never what he seems.Edward Bishop, Earl of Sutton, has a reputation for courting young misses and dropping them without a second thought. This has earned him a reputation for deceit, a description he can’t refute because he does in fact, harbor secrets and will do anything—deceive anyone—to ensure they don’t come to light. As he comes to know the charming Miss Knox, his resolve is tested. However, trust comes at a price and Ned won’t pay with his heart.