Where Dreams Begin
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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers the unforgettable, sexy tale of a brash rogue who meets his equal in a woman who knows exactly what she wants . . .
Zachary Bronson has built an empire of wealth and power. Now he is seeking a wife to help secure his position in the ton . . . as well as warm his bed in private. But not just any woman will do for one of London's most notorious rakes. When he meets Lady Holly Taylor, he surrenders to the temptation to take her in his arms and kiss her. Yet he's pleasantly surprised to discover her fierce passions match his own.
Lady Holly Taylor is destined to spend her life playing by society's rules even when they go against her bolder instincts. But Zachary's kiss arouses her, and though his shocking offer doesn't include marriage, she is compelled to risk everything for the most forbidden passion.
clearly pleased that his arrow had hit its mark. “And if I don't?” “I'll beat it out of you,” Zachary replied in deadly earnest. “A boxing match? Excellent idea.” There was no doubt that it was what Warrington had wanted all along. “If I best you, you'll give me your word that you'll leave the club immediately and never enter the place again. And if you emerge the victor, I'll come forth with a retraction and apology.” “And one more thing,” Zachary said, staring at the top button of
the minute since her megrims had begun, Holly felt well enough to rise from her bed. She felt weak and a bit dazed, as she always did after such an episode. It was early evening, the time when the Bronsons usually gathered in the family parlor to wait for supper to be announced. “Where is Rose?” was Holly's first question, as Maude helped her to sit up in bed. “Downstairs with the master and his mother and sister,” Maude answered, tucking supportive pillows behind her back. “They've all been
wife, and made no secret of it. They had an extraordinary marriage, one that could never be equaled. It has been confided in me by one of the Taylors that Holly will surely never marry again, as any future relationship would be inferior to what she once had with George.” “Holly,” he repeated softly. “A pet name used by family and very close friends.” Lady Bellemont frowned a little, troubled by his apparent interest in Lady Holland. “My dear, I can assure you that there are many charming and
show of adjusting the ribbon around her wrist. “Very much, Mr. Somers.” Staring at Elizabeth's down-bent head, with all the silky dark curls confined with pins, Jason spoke a bit gruffly. “I thought I should approach you before every place on your dance card was filled—or is it already too late?” “Hmmm…let me see…” Elizabeth flipped back the silver lid and consulted the tiny pages, deliberately drawing out the moment. Holly bit back a smile, knowing that Elizabeth had followed her advice and
the continent to spend some time alone and clear my head. Instead, I did even worse things. Things I'd never imagined myself doing before. If you had seen me at any time during the past three years, Holland, you wouldn't have recognized me. And the longer I stayed away, the more ashamed I was to face you. I abandoned you, after I had promised George—” Suddenly Holly's gloved fingertips touched his lips lightly, stilling the flow of wretched words. “There was nothing you could have done for me. I