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Ruined by a Rake: A Novella

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It started with a kiss...

When nine-year-old Eleanor Abbington first met her uncle's new stepson, Nicolas Norton, the boy rudely stole a kiss from her, which set the tone for their contentious and competitive relationship. It wasn't until years later, when Nick introduced her to fencing, that they finally had a proper outlet for their frequent arguments.

Having just emerged from mourning following her mother's death, Eleanor is exactly where she wishes to be at the age of four-and-twenty: an on-the-shelf spinster and unofficial companion to her aunt. Unfortunately, her ambitious uncle has other plans for her future. On the eve of his house party, he lays down an ultimatum: either Eleanor marries the man of his choosing, or he'll force her seventeen-year-old sister to do so instead.

When Nick unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep after a two year absence, Eleanor is in no mood for their normal banter. Seeming to know exactly what she needs, Nick challenges her to pick up the foil once more. During their pre-dawn matches, he shows her just how strong she can be . . . and exactly how much he has changed since leaving. But when her old adversary becomes her only ally, she may very well find herself . . .

©2013 Erin Knightley (P)2013 Erin Knightley

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    "Novella that should have been a novel."

    I felt so cheated by the brevity of this story. There was SO much story untold. I suppose if my only complaint is that the best part was never told than perhaps it wasn't so bad.

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