"Lady Delafont's Dilemma
Book 2 Lords & Ladies
by Donna Simpson
The new publication of this book is under the title "Married to a Rogue"
This is Baxter Delafont, Marquess of Sedgely and Lady Emily Sedgely's story.
Emily had decided to come to London. She had been separated from her husband for five years. Tonight at the opera was her first entrance into London society.
The Marquess of Sedgely, known to his friends as Delafont had come back from gallivanting on the continent. He had sent his mistress , Belle Gallant, earlier to his friend Sylvester Lessington who was a theatre owner in hope that Lessington could put Belle on stage.
Lessington and Delafont were both attending the opera tonight when they overheard a man proclaimed loudly "My Lady has grown fat" as he held a quizzing glass to his eye. The lady in question was Emily. Emily had indeed put on two or three stones, but he remembered her as she was when they first met all naive and sweet.
Lessington known as Less was a friend to both Emily and Delafont. He came to Emily the next day with a worry. Someone was trying to kill Delafont. When she heard that there had been several attacks on his life and another attempt the previous evening she and Less went over to his house. Delafont brushed off their concerns. There was another man in the room, Vicomte Etienne Marchant, a Frenchman.
Vicomte Marchant had rescued Delafont the night before, but that didn't stop him from making advances to Emily. Less came to her the next day with information that he may not be all he says he is. Emily decides to keep an eye on him in case he has ulterior motives toward Delafonte.
Delafont found that seeing Emily again stirs up emotions for her that he thought were lost for ever. But does she love him? Can they recover the love they had for each other?
You have villains, deceit and abduction thrown in for good measure. Enjoy! Happy Reading!