By Meg Cabot

Nicola

Nicola Sparks, 16 and an orphan, is able to dive headlong into her first London Season. A whirlwind of stylish actions awaits her, even though nabbing a husband, typically the best item of each girl's Season, isn't really between them. For Nicola has already selected hers: a good-looking viscount via the identify of Lord Sebastian.

The Viscount

Lord Sebastian Bartholomew is filthy rich, appealing, and debonair, no matter if the few tantalizingly brief moments Nicola has spent with him have produced little store discussions approximately poetry. Nicola is certain idea from Lord Sebastian will be a fit made in heaven. every little thing goes good, until eventually the infuriating Nathaniel Sheridan starts to forged doubt at the viscount's character.

Nicola is confident Nathaniel's efforts to besmirch Lord Sebastian's sterling recognition will yield not anything. but if she starts off to piece issues jointly for herself, the fact that is printed has as a lot to do with the viscount because it does with Nicola's personal heart.

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Lord bless the viscount. He really was a god. "Oh, bad luck, Harold," Nicola said with a kind smile. " An expression grew across the Milksop's ferretlike face that Nicola didn't recognize. That was because it was the first time she'd ever seen that particular emotion on her cousin's face. It turned out to be determination. She ought to have known what his next question would be, but still, when it actually came, she was surprised. " Harold asked in a deceptively light tone. She couldn't believe it.

Nicola wanted to know, as she reached for the bonnet her maid held. " "Perfectly rich people, you mean," Phillip said. " Lady Sheridan looked to be at the end of her patience with her children. "It is uncouth to comment upon the financial status of others. " "And really, Phil," Eleanor said scornfully. "The idea of Nicky choosing to stay with the Bartholomews over us simply because they happen to have more money than we do is positively ridiculous. How could you think something so wicked, and of our Nicky?

Lady Farelly, who had come along for the ride most reluctantly, as she disliked missing luncheon, and besides, had a dressmaker's appointment later in the day, looked about without enthusiasm. To her, London began and ended with Mayfair, and anything outside of it was simply tiresome. "I hope, Jarvis," she said to her husband, "that wherever we're going, there aren't going to be monkeys. " Lord Farelly laughed heartily, and assured his wife she had nothing to fear. And then the carriage pulled to a halt beside a large crowd all clustered around something in the square that Nicola couldn't see.

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