By Judith McNaught
"In this vintage novel of 2 willful fans stuck in a breathless experience of deception and betrayal, number one *New York instances* bestselling writer Judith McNaught has created a strong and unforgettable masterpiece.
The Countess of Havenhurst possessed a unprecedented gentleness and fierce braveness to compare her beautiful attractiveness. yet her acceptance is shattered whilst she is found within the fingers of Ian Thornton, a infamous gambler and social outcast.
A dangerously good-looking guy of mystery wealth and mysterious lineage, his voyage to Elizabeth's middle is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge.
Destined for every different, but cautious of every other's factors, Elizabeth and Ian interact in a dance of suspicion and keenness that exams the very soul in their star-crossed love. As a twisting course of secrets and techniques takes them from London's drawing rooms to the mysterious Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth needs to study the reality: is Ian simply a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?
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We were maybe a month into the school year, and every teacher was beginning to pile homework on as if they had sole responsibility for keeping you busy after school and therefore out of jail and drug-free. My head was really hurting now. I worked for a while, then I heard the crunch of bike wheels down our road. This was not an uncommon sound, as Dino also often rode his bike; we Americans drove our cars too much, he said. Growing up in Italy, it was the only way people got around, he said. It was no wonder Americans had such fat asses, he said.
And that crescent scar on his neck. That brown gash that had burned into him from hours and hours and hours of the violin held against his skin. He had played until the instrument had made a permanent mark, had become part of his own body If Chuck and Bunny are right, and everyone should hunger for life and its banquet, I would rather have the appetite of my neighbor Courtney and her two brothers, over Dino's. All Courtney and her brothers hungered for in life was a box of Junior Mints and MTV, fed straight through the veins.