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 center years in the past and disappeared to London. So while she reveals an subconscious guy on her abandoned nation street and sees that it's Lucien, she's tempted to depart him there. yet much more appalling than his presence is the brazen kiss he vegetation on her surprised lips and her reaction! So it might be completely insane to take him domestic to get better -- wouldn't it?
**Except For One Small Thing...**
Lucien dares no longer display why he's lower back to his nation property -- or why he deserted the strong-willed good looks years in the past. specially considering the fact that Arabella essentially has secrets and techniques of her personal. but if her scheming, marriage-minded aunts effectively compromise them, the 2 are compelled to turn into guy and spouse. Which makes it ever tougher for either to conflict the eagerness that by no means disappeared...
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He shot a look at Mallory. She hadn’t moved from where he’d left her. Her breathing was deep Falling In Love Again / 25 and regular, too deep, considering the circumstances. She’d been drugged! Or had she taken the drug willingly? Or was this another of his father’s machinations? Was there no area of John’s life where he could be his own man? With a fierce shout of frustration, he threw the decanter at the stone mantel, where it smashed into a thousand shards of crystal, a dark stain spreading there.
Mallory stood her ground but discovered she was reluctant to meet those too-perceptive eyes. Instead, she stared at the fine weave of his jacket, the crisp, snowy folds of his neck cloth. She could even smell the starch in the fine lawn of his shirt and a warm, spicy, masculine scent that was like a breath of fresh air in the smoky room. This was something she definitely remembered from her wedding day—this intense awareness of him. He placed his hand on her shoulder…a stranger’s hand, she realized with a start—large, well-formed, capable.
Keeping his gaze locked on Sir Everett’s, John held up his hand, a signal for Peterson to stay back. ” Sir Everett shook his head sadly. “I won’t. You would kill me. ” Falling In Love Again / 39 John stopped. The man was bloody mad. “Then shoot and be damned,” he said softly. Beads of sweat broke out on Sir Everett’s fore-head. John focused on the bore of the dueling pistol. He resumed walking toward Sir Everett. “I will shoot,” the man said, his voice shrill. John didn’t stop. Sir Everett moved back, his knees practically knocking together in fright, and John thought the game was won, until the pistol went off.
A Belated Bride (Rogues, Book 2) by Karen Hawkins