By Mary Balogh
Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton considering that she used to be nineteen years outdated. Now her husband is useless and, extra attractive than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom eventually. To the surprise of a standard good friend, she proclaims her purpose to take a lover--and not only any lover, however the most threatening and scrumptious guy in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the identify of earl, so now he denies himself not anything. Rumored to be residing the simple lifetime of a sensualist on his nation property, he constantly chooses fresh widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will healthy the invoice well. yet as soon as those passionate and scandalous figures locate one another, they become aware of that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.
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This talk of Mr. Templeton has given me a headache. Every day I wait for him to present himself and he does not! He has taken himself off without notice—after you have been meeting him alone! ” “You have met him three times, you say, and yet I, your sister, know not even what he looks like, and your maid—who accompanied you on your walk—has never even heard of him! ” “How do you dare—” began Laura, to be cut off by her brother’s words: “You are being hasty, Elspeth. ” Ignoring Elspeth’s huffy shrug, Edward turned to Laura.
Laura stared. The path was deserted. Quite simply, there was no one to be seen in the entire stretch of the trail before them. Laura gave a small half-laugh of surprise, of embarrassment, of bewilderment. Edward began to speak, stopped, and she sensed his desire to laugh, so she turned away and frowned out across the sea of heather, her bonnet screening her face from his scrutiny, while the sea birds swooped and squawked above. “You’ve merely made an error,” the captain said, the laughter not altogether extinguished from his voice.
Laura watched as Edward folded his spyglass with irritating deliberation. “Come,” she said, standing at the bend in the path, looking back at Edward as he came to her. She stepped a little aside so he could get a good footing on the path. Only then did Laura turn. She could see how the path continued to wind through the gorse. Laura stared. The path was deserted. Quite simply, there was no one to be seen in the entire stretch of the trail before them. Laura gave a small half-laugh of surprise, of embarrassment, of bewilderment.
A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh