To Tempt a Viscount (Entangled Nobility, #1)
by Naomi Boom (Goodreads Author)
Lady Laura Rosing knows two things: first, she will marry for love, and second, she detests rakes. When she meets Lord Gavin Farris, she understands immediately that he fails both her criteria, and worse yet, he is an absolute cad who refuses to leave her be.
Lord Farris has always appreciated women and cannot understand why Lady Laura is so resistant to his charms. While pretty, she is not his usual type, but something about her intrigues him. Much to his chagrin, he finds himself desperately in love with her, but he may be too late. His adamant refusal to marry just might have planted her firmly in the arms of another.
~ CHAPTER 1~
Lady Laura Rosing sighed as she watched the landscape fly past. She was typically a perpetual optimist, but in this instance, her positive nature was waning from sheer exhaustion. She had been restricted to this small, uncomfortably bumpy cabin for the better part of the day and sincerely wanted out.
“I just know the maid forgot to pack my paints, and then what? How will I occupy my time?” a shrill voice asked from across the confined carriage. And then there was her. Laura’s cousin, Miss Eleanor Ashford. Eleanor happened to preside as both Laura’s best and worst friend and right now, was annoying Laura to her limits.
“My lord, it is improper for a gentleman to stay in the room during an examination .” He sent a pleading look to Mrs. Westfield, entreating her silently for aid. Mrs. Westfield noted the doctor’s dilemma, and joined in with his pleas.
“Really, Lord Farris, please leave . We will send for you when the doctor is finished.” He sent them both a thunderous scowl that left the doctor and Mrs. Westfield shaking, and said, “I will not leave. Now get on with it, Doctor, and if I see any blood-letting, know that you will be hard-pressed to ever find respectable work again.”