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message 1: by Leigh-Ayn (new)

Leigh-Ayn | 1138 comments Happy 1st of the month!
Here in Australia we woke up to the news of the new McPickle burger from McDonalds haha Happy April Fools day!
I really enjoyed this book. There are some nay sayers in Romancelandia that didn't but I say BOO to them! I chose this as I liked the meet cute! and poor Tuesday is an often forgotten day lol

Hope you enjoy!

A chance encounter with the duke was only the second most interesting thing to happen to Miss Heroine Surname that afternoon, but that was life in Some City for you. One never knew whom one might meet, what good fortune or disaster might befall you, or when you will crash into the town’s most eligible bachelor in the lobby of the Some Hotel.

Tuesday. That’s when. Tuesday, precisely seven minutes before two o’clock in the afternoon.

This meant that she had precisely seven minutes to make her way through the vast hall of the Some Hotel on her way to the suite of rooms of Miss Potential Client. Heroine didn’t know her from Adam, but she knew an opportunity to change her life and make her dreams come true when it requested a two-o’clock appointment. She could not be late.

But this lobby was an absolute crush. The great hall was full of everything a hotel guest could want—from tickets to tea—and it was packed with the city’s wealthiest and most prestigious guests. They strutted their stuff, showed off their finery, made deals, and traded gossip in the luscious surroundings of the city’s most exclusive and opulent hotel.

And they got in her way.

These out-of-towners walked slowly in front of her, delaying her progress to the elevator, to Miss Client’s rooms on the top floor, to her future.

For the occasion, Heroine wore her best ensemble: a plum-colored walking dress paired with a crisp white shirtwaist bearing a cascade of delicate little ruffles from her throat to her waist. The cropped jacket was darling, edged in gold cord and tailored to show off her narrow waist. A simple matching hat was perched perfectly on her dark hair. On her feet were French-style heels like ladies wore, though hers were purchased from a pushcart downtown for the astronomical sum of a week’s wages.

But they were worth it.

They pinched her toes, but they were so worth it. Heroine darted to the left to avoid a trio of Business types in three-piece suits lumbering toward her with no regard for the people in their path. She spun to the right to dodge a pair of ladies, deep in conversation as they walked. She had too much momentum going to stop herself when a man stepped into her path and turned toward her.

And so she crashed into his firm, muscled chest. Firm, muscled arms enveloped her. She took a deep breath of evergreen-scented soap and clean linen and man. She noted the feel of exceptionally fine cashmere wool against her cheek. Heroine stilled. And, in all honesty, she savored the moment. It was not every day that a seamstress found herself in a gentleman’s arms, at least in such a respectable fashion.

Well, on Tuesdays. Except, apparently, on Tuesdays.

message 2: by Dls (new)

Dls | 2066 comments Mod
I don’t know this one at all.

message 3: by Amber (new)

Amber | 161 comments Sounds fun

message 4: by Susan (new)

Susan (susaninaz) | 993 comments Oooh, I read this one. It just got cuter as I read along.

message 5: by Susan (new)

Susan (shaydock) | 655 comments I have not read but will put it on my kindle . Excellent choice raised my curiosity.

message 6: by Chocolatesoup (new)

Chocolatesoup | 358 comments seems familiar but not sure!

message 7: by Irisheyes (new)

Irisheyes | 892 comments This one doesn't sound familiar to me.

message 8: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (nikanne) | 222 comments Pretty sure I know this one. If I’m correct the Duke misinterprets the true identity of our seamstress.

message 9: by Dls (new)

Dls | 2066 comments Mod
Ok it’s Wednesday—time for the reveal!

message 10: by Leigh-Ayn (new)

Leigh-Ayn | 1138 comments Sorry guys. Work has been brutal.
Nicole has it :)
Duchess by Design by Maya Rodale

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