How to Pursue a Princess (The Duchess Diaries, Book 2) by Karen Hawkins

By Karen Hawkins

"**The moment novel in *New York occasions* bestselling writer Karen Hawkins’s glowing Duchess Diaries sequence contains a younger lady determined for a prosperous marriage, a prince who pretends to be bad, and a meddling godmother.**

Lily Balfour has spent her complete existence lower than the shadow of economic smash, and she’s decided to avoid wasting her relatives within the merely approach on hand to women—by marrying good. whilst the Duchess of Roxburghe, Lily’s godmother, pronounces she’s chanced on the appropriate fit for Lily, the good-looking, rushing, and intensely prosperous Earl of Huntley, Lily hopes they’ll fall wildly in love, marry, and that his wealth will shop her relatives. but if Prince Pietr Wulfinski, the poorest of the Russian princes, walks into the Duchess’s ballroom and sweeps a sizzling, possessive look over her, Lily is aware she’s in massive hassle. Marry the secure, good-looking, and prosperous Earl, or the damaging, rakish, yet bad Prince? To make the correct selection, Lily needs to make a decision if she’ll hearken to her center or her head…

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Sie sollten in der nächsten Zeit sehr vorsichtig sein, Fräulein Halstenbek«, ermahnte er sie noch. « �Nicht alle sind so«, antwortete Jaqueline fröstelnd. « �Ja, den habe ich. Aber ich fürchte, die Polizei wird mir nicht helfen können. « �Das wollte ich in der Tat. « �Die Polizei kann meine Fenster auch nicht wieder ganz machen. « Jaqueline stockte. Eigentlich hatte sie nicht die Absicht gehabt, den Namen zu verraten. Sauerkamp betrachtete sie besorgt. »Auch gegen Fahrkrog und seine Spießgesellen ist ein Kraut gewachsen.

Ich wüsste nicht, was Sie das angeht«, entgegnete sie kühl. « Sie straffte die Schultern und lief davon, während ihr Puls nur so raste und sie vor Angst zitterte. , ermahnte sie sich. Als sie sich nach einer Weile umwandte, stellte sie erleichtert fest, dass der Geldverleiher verschwunden war. Keuchend blieb sie stehen und presste eine Hand auf die Brust. Ihr Herz raste wie ein gefangenes Tier, das sich verzweifelt gegen die Gitterstäbe seines Käfigs warf. Es dauerte eine Weile, bis Jaqueline sich wieder beruhigt hatte und weitergehen konnte.

Ein triumphierendes Lächeln trat auf Fahrkrogs Gesicht. »Oh, ich glaube nicht, dass Sie verzichten können«, raunte er und griff nach ihrem Arm. « Jaqueline entwand sich augenblicklich seinem Griff. Mit einem Schlag war ihre Kehle wie ausgetrocknet. Während ihr Herz raste, suchte sie fieberhaft nach einer Möglichkeit, dem Kerl zu entrinnen. Der Schürhaken vom Kamin fiel ihr ein. «, fragte Fahrkrog, während er den Stock abstellte und sich aus seinem Gehrock schälte. Unter den Ärmeln seines Hemdes bemerkte Jaqueline große Schweißflecke.

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