Hello again. Poor Lord George. He does not want to become another useless Peer of the Realm. Fortunately, his mentor and boss, Lord Grayson, has some timely advice.
“You do yourself a disservice, Lord Kerr. Your family name has a proud history and the ton does not know you were working for the Crown. You are their golden boy who sowed more than his share of wild oats. Continue on with your life, find a pretty girl and get married. It would make your brother the Duke a happy man if you settled down.”
Memories of dark curls caressing creamy shoulders and soft brown eyes gazing up at him popped into his mind. Why would Miss Katherine Bennet make an appearance in his imaginings? Their conversation during Mr. Darcy’s wedding breakfast lasted only a few minutes, but he’d felt a tug at the shy smile and becoming blush which stained her cheeks.
He turned to face Lord Grayson.
“My brothers would be more than ecstatic if I joined Nathan in marital bliss, but unfortunately, I played the part of a Rake so well all the dear mamma’s hide their daughters when I enter the ballroom.”Next post we'll catch a glimpse of the story's heroine and in the next few posts George and Catherine's 'cute/meet' will unfold. Stay tuned....
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Oooh, I love that this is a Kitty Bennett romance! She was so overlooked in Pride and Prejudice. I'm hoping Lord George is going to change his perception in the ton's eyes, and in Miss Bennett's.ReplyDelete
I'm really drawn to writing stories about the secondary characters. I love reading about the main characters, but the others are often overlooked.Delete
Happy for Kitty to get her turn at romance as well. Enjoyed the excerpt!ReplyDelete
She made an impression, apparently.ReplyDelete
She truly did, but you know there will be angst. Tons and tons of angst. This might be one of the darker stories I tell.Delete
Kitty deserves a rake, don't you think? (Clearly you do!)ReplyDelete
Lol love the dialogue. Very nicely written, Sue! Looking forward to more! :)ReplyDelete
Lovely dialogue. Makes me wonder what's going to happen! :)ReplyDelete
He "played" at being a rake? It will take a special woman to see through his acting.ReplyDelete
Fantastic scene! :DReplyDelete