Love Language (The Aristocrat Diaries #1) Read Online Emma Hart

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Total pages in book: 81
Estimated words: 80531 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 403(@200wpm)___ 322(@250wpm)___ 268(@300wpm)
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(The Aristocrat Diaries #1) Love Language

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Emma Hart

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English
ISBN/ ASIN:
B09DMFT6LM
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An aristocrat and a gardener walk into a bar, and the barman says—never mind. They walked into a shed, and they’re kissing. Oops.
My father trying to set me up with every eligible bachelor in England? Check.
A crazy aunt with even crazier goats who keep eating the flowerbeds? Check.
Me secretly moonlighting as the internet’s newest agony aunt and fixing relationships one love language at a time? Check.
One grumpy, bearded gardener that I keep accidentally kissing? Um, check…
Step into the upper-crust world of British aristocracy with Emma Hart's romping new romantic comedy series, The Aristocrat Diaries. Starting with Love Language, the tale of undercover agony aunt Lady Gabriella Hastings and Miles Kingsley, the handsome, brooding gardener at her family's estate.
Please note that Love Language is set in England with English characters and is written in British English.
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The Aristocrat Diaries Series by Emma Hart

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CHAPTER ONE

“Did you hear that the police found a dead body in the bushes by the clock on the town square?”

I jerked my head around to look at Aunt Cat. “Come again?”

“You’re spilling the milk, dear.” She sashayed into the kitchen with her floral skirt twirling about her lower legs.

Oh, balls. So I was.

I quickly righted the milk bottle and put the top back on before I made anymore of a mess. I was almost entirely sure that the new housekeeper didn’t like me, and I was desperately trying to get on her good side, so I plucked a cloth from the Belfast sink, ran it under the tap, and wiped up my mess.

“Isn’t that Emily’s job?” Aunt Cat asked, peering over the top of her newspaper from the large kitchen island.

“Yes, but I don’t think she likes me, and she has a radar for when I make a mess.”

“I can fire her if she doesn’t like you.”

“Me being so messy I piss off the staff doesn’t give you grounds to fire them,” I reminded her, rinsing the milk from the dishcloth. “It’s just milk. It’s no big deal. Talk to me about this dead body. Who is it?”

“We don’t know. The police cordoned the area off rather early.” She wrinkled her face up as her eyes scanned the paper.

“You seem disgruntled.”

“Of course I’m disgruntled, Gabriella. I want to know who was stabbed and left to bleed out over the tulips.”

I held up my hand and closed my eyes. Normally, I shared my aunt’s love of murder and the macabre, but I hadn’t had my breakfast yet and I’d had one too many glasses of wine at my friend’s dinner party last night.

“Can I have my breakfast before we get into the details, please?” I put my bowl on the island countertop and opened the drawer for a spoon so I could eat my cereal.

“I must say that I agree.” Our butler, Arthur Fredericks, walked into the kitchen with a stack of newspapers under his arm. “It’s far too early for your morbidity, milady.”

“Nonsense,” Aunt Cat mused. “It’s never too early for murder. Is there tea in that pot, Gabriella?”

“Yes. Would you like a cup?”

“I would.”

“I’ll handle that.” Arthur set the newspapers down on the table like he did every morning in preparation for my father’s morning cup of tea. “You have your breakfast, Lady Gabriella.”

“Yeeees,” my aunt said slowly. “You were out quite late last night at the Holmes’, weren’t you?”

I pinched the bridge of my nose. “Helena insisted on post-dinner drinks. I was outvoted.”

“Hmm.” She watched Arthur as he retrieved a mug from the cupboard and picked up the teapot. “I wonder about Helena. She can put her liquor away, can’t she?”

I rolled my eyes. “No more than any other twenty-something aristocrat in the public eye.”

“So, you.”

“Please,” I replied, making sure the slice of banana was perfectly situated for me to scoop it up my Weetabix. “You know I avoid the media. There are enough party-loving upper-class people they can rip to shreds in their opinion pieces without me offering myself up for their amusement.”

Besides, I preferred to be in the garden, much to my father’s frustration.

“Agreed. Best not to rile them. Look at Amelia Hughes. Her wedding in Sicily to that nice Italian bloke was essentially sponsored by a designer and the media did not like that.” Aunt Cat took her tea from Arthur with a quiet thank you and turned her attention to her newspaper. “Very tacky, flashing those designer labels about the place.” She sniffed and flipped her page. “Back in my day—”

“Good morning!” My father strolled into the kitchen while tying the belt on his dressing gown. “Oh, Arthur, excellent timing.”

“Of course, my lord.” Arthur bowed his head. “I’ll get you your tea.”

“Thank you. What’s in the news today?”

“Please don’t ask,” I muttered.

“Dead body in the town square,” my aunt replied, nonplussed. “Bled out all over the tulips. Just as well, if you ask me. It’s the end of their season and they were looking a little miserable, so all that blood appears to have livened the square up a bit.”

Arthur coughed.

“And there goes my breakfast.” I abandoned my morning Weetabix and disposed of it.

Daddy glanced at me. “Really? Who died?”

“Nobody knows,” my aunt replied. “Those bloody police taped off the area and nobody can get near.”

“That is their job, Catherine.”

“I don’t care. I want to know who was stupid enough to get themselves stabbed.”

I paused.

Daddy eyed her. “This is why you’re not allowed to talk to the media, Catherine.”

“I don’t want to talk to the media, Henry. I want to look after my goats without those heathens wondering if Queen Victoria or Prince Albert have escaped to the public gardens again.”

He sighed as he spooned sugar into the cup of tea Arthur had just set down in front of him. “Perhaps, if Victoria and Albert stopped breaking into the public gardens and terrorising the visitors, nobody would have to wonder.”


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