Friday, September 16, 2016

No Mistress of Mine by Laura Lee Guhrke @Goddessfish @LauraLeeGuhrke






No Mistress of Mine
by Laura Lee Guhrke


GENRE: Romance


BLURB:

After spending his youth as one of the wildest rakes in the ton, Lord Denys Somerton has devoted the past six years to putting his past behind him. He is determined to fulfill his duties, find a suitable wife, and start a family, but that plan changes when Lola Valentine—the red-haired temptress from his past—returns to London, sparking the same irresistible desires that almost ruined his life once before.

Lola is a woman with no romantic illusions. She knew love would never be enough for a British lord and an American girl from the wrong side of the tracks. For Denys’s sake, she walked away from him and the glittering life he offered. But when an unexpected inheritance brings her back to London, Lola discovers the passion between them is as hot as ever. Can they vanquish it, or will it burn out of control again and destroy them both?


EXCERPT

The earl interrupted Susan’s groan of reply by set- ting down his knife and fork. “Forgive me, ladies,” he said, rising to his feet, “but I fear I must be off. Denys, might you join me in my study for a spot of business before I go?”

“Of course.” He rose, but Susan’s voice interrupted before the two men could depart.

“Was the letter very bad news, Papa?”

“No.” The reply was terse, and the earl must have sensed it, for his expression softened as he looked at his daughter.

“It’s nothing to trouble you with,” he said, but even before Susan spoke again, Denys could have told his father that sort of pacification never worked with his sister.

“Don’t you want to pat me on the head before you go?” she called after him, as he started for the door.

“He likes patting you on the head,” Denys told her as he circled to her side of the table.

“So let him.”

“But it’s silly,” she grumbled, tilting her head so he could kiss her cheek. “Why do men always feel im- pelled to shield women from the slightest hint of real- ity?”

“Because we love you, that’s why.” Denys turned to give his mother’s cheek a kiss as well. “It’s our duty to protect you.”

“Rot,” Susan pronounced, as he straightened and started for the door. “The truth is, you men like keep- ing all the important information to yourselves because it makes you feel superior.”

He didn’t reply, but Susan was not deterred. “We shall ferret out this secret,” she called after him. “We always do.”

Both men ignored that rather aggravating fact of life and crossed the corridor to the earl’s study without a word. Once inside, the door safely closed behind them, Denys was able to reopen the topic. “Now, tell me what’s happened.”

Lord Conyers moved to sit behind his desk and pulled the envelope from his jacket pocket. He started to hand it across the desk, but then, for no discernible reason, he drew back.

“Father, what the devil is it?” Denys asked. “I’m be- ginning to find your reticence alarming.”

“It’s about Henry Latham.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Laura Lee Guhrke spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Laura has penned over twenty historical romances. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction’s highest honor: the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She lives in the Northwest with her husband (or, as she calls him, her very own romance hero), along with two diva cats and a Golden Retriever happy to be their slave. Laura loves hearing from readers, and you can contact her via her website: www.lauraleeguhrke.com
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