By Karen Hawkins
"**She'd by no means Marry Him!**
The final guy Arabella Hadley ever needs to work out back is Lucien Deveraux, the good-looking, dissolute Duke of Wexford -- who broke her blameless middle years in the past and disappeared to London. So while she unearths an subconscious guy on her abandoned nation street and sees that it's Lucien, she's tempted to go away him there. yet much more appalling than his presence is the brazen kiss he crops on her stunned lips and her reaction! So it might be absolutely insane to take him domestic to get better -- wouldn't it?
**Except For One Small Thing...**
Lucien dares now not show why he's lower back to his kingdom property -- or why he deserted the strong-willed attractiveness years in the past. in particular due to the fact Arabella basically has secrets and techniques of her personal. but if her scheming, marriage-minded aunts effectively compromise them, the 2 are pressured to develop into guy and spouse. Which makes it ever tougher for either to conflict the fervour that by no means disappeared...
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On the ground floor with Roger Kendall’s hall, kitchen, and business offices, it was devoted entirely to his comfort and pleasure. Here the family could gather to hear readings, or simply talk and admire the roses in the back garden, which could be seen in somewhat distorted fashion through windows covered with real glass. Instead of the usual flooring of rushes, a brightly colored Oriental carpet spread beneath Brother Gregory’s feet. A rare, carved chest stood in one corner, and in the wide, ironbound locked chest that stood next to the writing table, could Brother Gregory have seen through its heavy lid, Roger Kendall’s greatest treasures were arrayed.
People stared at her, too, and still talked about her now that she was with the angels. She had some secret thing about her that made even the priest, who was always hard on women, deferential. I always wished I knew what it was. Now we watched the new mother waddle about the house, her pale, stringy hair wadded under a greasy kerchief, hitting at whatever annoyed her and shrieking her complaints. I used to wonder how father could ever have done such a thing, having once been wed to mother. Maybe it was the money.
Neither of us looked up to see the figure of our parish priest, Sir Ambrose, toiling down the dusty road to our house. “That’s because my blood’s strong. It makes my fleas faster than your fleas,” I answered in a lofty tone. “Why, the only way to see if that’s true is to prove it,” replied David, and he set to drawing a circle in the dust with his toe. “There,” he said. ” The thing was quickly done, and his fleas hopped out of the circle in a single great leap, while mine crawled miserably away into the dust.
A Belated Bride (Rogues, Book 2) by Karen Hawkins
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