By Cathy Maxwell
She by no means anticipated it will come to this Desperation and an empty belly pressured Fiona Lachlan to comply with a plan that ended up luring the wickedly infamous Duke of Holburn into hassle. every thing went extraordinarily flawed, and now she has came upon herself posing as his ward! And whereas she swore not anything can make her want a scoundrel, whether he was once a duke, she is now drawing ever toward the single guy she can't have . . . "Beware of innocence!" The Duke of Holburn had spent years heeding this caution, and in doing so, controlled to prevent the virginal younger women who were installed his direction. yet now his wild methods have got him into actual possibility. There are killers on the door and a temptingly appealing lady in his palms. he's approximately to discover himself seduced . . . and he is not rather convinced he desires to withstand this time.
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Lady Viner's ball," he said. " Amazing that he could remember even that detail. Her sudden stillness told him he was correct. Nick walked back into the room, shutting the door. He leaned his back against it. " Her gaze narrowed. He'd touched a nerve. "He wasn't trying to be rid of her. " With a shrug, Nick told her it didn't matter to him one way or the other. "Mother had made the arrangements on her own, asking a hefty price for her services. " And then, almost as if her pride couldn't stop her, she said, "Who is my sister-in-marriage now.
When I saw you weren't the Spaniard, I should have tossed your skirted rump out the door. But no-o-o," he continued, drawing out the word, "you caught me.
She tightened her grip on the leather coin purse. " It didn't help her conscience to see him place his hand against his abdomen as if feeling some distress. "Good-bye," she said, hating herself for what she'd done, yet having no other choice but to leave. The duke was not going to be happy when Hester's potion took full effect. However, before she could reach for the door, it came crashing open, forcing her to jump back in alarm. A pock-faced man with shaggy hair and dark clothing entered the room, followed by two equally disreputable-looking characters.