Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!
I’m back again this week with more of my soon to be released Georgian historical Only Marriage Will Do.
This is the second book in The House of Pleasure series, the next book after Only Scandal Will Do in which we will find out just what happened to the Marquess of Dalbury’s sister, Juliet. There has been some very creative punctuation demonstrated in this snippet this week to make it 8 sentences. Please forgive the awkwardness and run-on sentences. 🙂
In my snippet this week, I’m back-tracking to earlier in the novel. Juliet has just asked Amiable to play along and pose as her husband to get rid of the man who claims to be her husband.
“May I suggest you apologize, my lord, unless you wish to meet me tomorrow morning?” Amiable pointed his sword tip at St. Cyr’s mouth. “I will be much obliged to cut that offensive tongue out at your earliest convenience.” At last action he could take satisfaction in. He’d savor the anticipation of such a meeting.
St. Cyr paled a trifle as he looked from him to Juliet. “Forgive me, mon ange,” he addressed her, “for recalling past intimacies that should have remained in the memories of just us two.”
Not the most contrite plea for forgiveness, but nothing more seemed forthcoming, so reluctantly, he executed a slight bow, acknowledged the dubious apology, and sheathed his blade.
Blurb for Only Marriage Will Do:
Not every happy-ever-after begins at “I do.”
When the hero of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the man claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero, Captain Amiable Dawson, to escort her to her family estate, hoping that along the way she can win his love.
Amiable is charmed by the sweet, beautiful woman he rescued, and although he has grave reservations about her marital status, he allows himself to be swept up into Juliet’s romantic spell and the promise of a happy-ever-after.
The spell breaks when legal questions arise and Juliet faces the horror of not knowing if she is married to her knight in shining armor or the cruel viscount who is determined to have her at any price.
That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed it!
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