By Judith Ivory
A Dutiful HeartAs befitting her identify, gorgeous put up Channing-Downes used to be the right kind, obedient spouse of an getting older marquess -- until eventually her husband's demise left her penniless and alone...with one final marital legal responsibility to satisfy. Entrusted with providing a small black field to its rightful proprietor, she calls upon Graham Wessit, the infamous Earl of Netham, existence has been endlessly marred by way of rumor and scandal. yet Graham desires not anything to do with a bequest from the fellow he holds chargeable for his break -- or with thebewitching emissary who brings it. within the face of breathtaking erotic secret -- within the throes of an infected ardour unbeckoned yet very unlikely to disclaim -- a rogue's hardened center might be undone by means of love...and a staidbeauty in straits may perhaps examine the beautiful, sensuous freedom of quit.
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The girl was obviously not in the carriage. ” “You know it is. Everything is tied up for both of us. ” She said it forcefully. ” She made another breath of a laugh. “How good of you. You’ll take half of all the assets you have least chance of getting in return for my helping you along to the remainder. ” She hesitated. ” He was puzzled. “Henry? But I was sure—” “Don’t worry, William. ” He was satisﬁed. “And your brothers won’t help you. They got no more than you did of your father’s business.
And neither inn nor boardinghouse was much like home. After the cavernous halls of Motmarche, neither city ﬂat nor country inn seemed a very suitable life. Submit tried not to think of home. Giant, regal old Motmarche. Quiet. August. Surrounded by ﬁelds and farmland. Within walking distance of the cosmopolitan joys of a university town. Motmarche and Cambridge with Henry, she thought sadly, had been perfect, the best of all possible worlds. As she handed over the payment, Submit outlined for the girl what she had already worked out with her mother.
She had conducted this search for the sake of Henry, who had tried all his life to ﬁnd something likable in his son and failed. Submit had discovered, however, that whether she liked William or not was of little consequence, even to William: He himself would have been much happier to inspire jealousy or fear. The crux, in recent years, had become not how to like him but rather how to keep rein on her own rampant sense of superiority and contempt. The best that could be said for him was that he possessed a kind of unblenching charm—disasterproof, humiliationproof, and, as today, waterproof.