Courting The Forbidden Debutante

Courting The Forbidden Debutante
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Court a beautiful debutante…Or fulfil his quest for vengeance?Part of Scandalous Australian Bachelors. When Sam Robertson returns to London after making his fortune in Australia he has one mission—revenge upon the Earl who had him wrongly convicted and sent away years before. But when he meets Lady Georgina, the Earl’s daughter, Sam’s plan is thrown into disarray. Their admiration is mutual…but is his hunger for her stronger than his thirst for retribution?


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Court a beautiful debutante…

Or fulfill his quest for vengeance?

Part of Scandalous Australian Bachelors: When Sam Robertson returns to London after making his fortune in Australia, he has one mission—revenge on the earl who’d had him wrongly convicted and sent away years before. But upon meeting Lady Georgina, the earl’s daughter, Sam’s plan is thrown into disarray. Their admiration is mutual, but is his hunger for her stronger than his thirst for retribution?

LAURA MARTIN writes historical romances with an adventurous undercurrent. When not writing she spends her time working as a doctor in Cambridgeshire, where she lives with her husband. In her spare moments Laura loves to lose herself in a book, and has been known to read from cover to cover in a single day when the story is particularly gripping. She also loves to travel—especially visiting historical sites and far-flung shores.

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An Earl in Want of a Wife

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Courting the Forbidden Debutante

Laura Martin

ISBN: 978-1-474-08869-5


© 2019 Laura Martin

Published in Great Britain 2019

by Mills & Boon, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF

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For my boys,

you fill my life with love.

‘It’s scandalous who they invite to these balls.’

‘I heard they were ex-convicts, recently returned from Australia.’

‘Surely not. Lord Gilham would have higher standards than that.’

‘A dear friend of mine told me they were fishermen, grown rich off the proceeds of smuggling,’ the first lady said in an exaggerated whisper, eliciting thrilled gasps from her companions.

Sam suppressed a smile. They’d been at the ball for less than five minutes and already the gossip was rife. He was surprised at how accurate this gaggle of middle-aged women were about their country of origin, at least. Despite spending much of his young life close to the sea, he’d never tried his hand at fishing before, or smuggling.

‘Enjoying yourself?’ George Fitzgerald asked as he clapped Sam on the back.

Surveying the room, Sam grimaced. This was not his world, not what he’d been born into. The cravat at his neck felt uncomfortably tight and the well-tailored jacket suddenly was too snug across the shoulders. Give him an open-necked shirt any day over the ridiculous garments the rich and powerful seemed to favour.

‘It’s certainly...different,’ Sam said.

‘Tell me about it.’

The two men stood side by side. So far no one had found the courage to come up and speak to them, despite the curious stares they were getting, but it would only be a matter of time.

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