She may grace his bed, but she will never wear his ring.
They whisper her name in the ballroom's shadows - the marquis' mistress! It will take all of Alice Sweetly's renowned acting skills to play this part: Smile until it no longer hurts, until they believe your lie, until you believe. Pretend he means nothing. If the Marquis of Razeby thinks he can let his mistress go easily, he is so very wrong. Each night she appears before a rapturous Covent Garden audience, taunting him with her beauty. But Razeby must marry, and while Alice could grace his bed she can never grace his arm.
©2013 Margaret McPhee (P)2014 W.F. Howes