A Woman of Good Reputation

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Abigail Bienville will do anything for a friend. Which is how she finds herself in a brothel. Being mistaken for a prostitute. By a sinfully handsome man. And which is how she finds herself abruptly engaged to a man she doesn't know.

Stephen, Earl of Chesham, doesn't know what to make of the unconventional and challenging beauty who suddenly is about to become his countess. Except that, if he plays his cards correctly, she might actually make him happy. In fact, he's startled to realize...he might actually be falling in love...

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A Woman of Good Reputation

Submitted: April 26, 2007

Abigail Bienville will do anything for a friend. Which is how she finds herself in a brothel. Being mistaken for a prostitute. By a sinfully handsome man. And which is how she finds herself abruptly engaged to a man she doesn't know.

Stephen, Earl of Chesham, doesn't know what to make of the unconventional and challenging beauty who suddenly is about to become his countess. Except that, if he plays his cards correctly, she might actually make him happy. In fact, he's startled to realize...he might actually be falling in love... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 26, 2007

Stephen Merritt, Earl of Chesham, hated brothels. He never went to brothels. But he had quarreled irreversibly with his mistress weeks ag... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 26, 2007

"Papa!" exclaimed his perfect, adorable whore, as she grabbed at the sheet to cover herself up. Stephen reached for his clothing, dra... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 01, 2007

Stephen did not sleep very well. And when he did sleep, he dreamed vivid, exhausting dreams, so realistic that he never felt as if he wer... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 02, 2007

"Where have you been?" she asked, frowning in evident disapproval, as she sat up on his bed. Stephen stood in his doorway and continu... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 06, 2007

Stephen was coming. For some reason, this filled her with an irresistible sense of excitement. She had meant to chastise him last night, ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 08, 2007

With his avenue for more sinful delights thus eliminated, Stephen thought it best not to further torture himself by seeing Abby anymore. ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 14, 2007

Stephen woke from a restless half-sleep, full, as usual, of dreams of his unattainable wife, with his head tipped back against the door. ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 28, 2007

The house was freezing. She wandered through its rooms, but it was so cold she could not bear it. She had her lady's maid fetch her a qui... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 30, 2007

Tea was a stiff and stilted affair. Abby thought it was because she was so unhappy. Stephen knew it was because tea at Camberley was alwa... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 02, 2007

"Is this all your land?" Stephen squinted into the hills rolling into the setting sun. "My father's land." "How can the Merritts ... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 03, 2007

Stephen woke with a sudden start, alarmed that he had fallen asleep at all when he had meant to only slightly doze. Abby felt the start, ... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 04, 2007

"She is not very beautiful, is she?" Lady Constance Larrabee tipped her head and looked across at the ballroom at the new Countess of Che... Read Chapter