Impetuous Innocent (Paperback)
|Author: Stephanie Laurens|
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|Georgiana Hartley returns home to England after the death of her father and finds herself at the mercy of her boorish cousin. Seeking refuge at the neighboring estate, Georgiana comes across a danger of another sort in the form of the handsome Dominic Ridgely, Viscount Alton. Reissue.|
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After the death of her dear father, Georgiana Hartley returns home to Englandonly to be confronted by the boorish advances of her wretched cousin. Knowing no one, she flees to Dominic Ridgely's estate, hoping the nobleman will bestow a neighborly kindness upon her.
The haughty viscount hears Georgiana's plea to find her a position as a lady's companion with thinly veiled disgust. A lovely innocent such as Miss Hartley subjected to that base existence? The very idea was preposterous. Instead, he takes matters into his own hands and introduces her to his sister's influence.
Suddenly, Georgiana is transformed into a lady who charms the ton with ease and draws a bevy of suitors at every turn. Everything is unfolding according to Dominic's plan until he realizes that he desires Georgiana for his own.
When her father dies, a lovely orphan named Georgiana Hartley is forced to rely on the hospitality of a dislikable male cousin--a bore who promptly tries to take advantage of her. With no where else to turn, Georgiana flees to the estate of a wealthy neighbor, Viscount Dominic Ridgely and asks him to hire her as a lady's companion. Knowing that the life of a servant is beneath Georgiana, he takes her under his wing and, with the help of his sister, turns her into a true lady. However, once Dominic's work is complete, he realizes--perhaps too late, for Georgiana now has a huge collection of admirers--that he has fallen in love with his creation.