By Mary Balogh
Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton on account that she was once nineteen years outdated.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 buddy, she proclaims her goal 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 name of earl, so now he denies himself not anything. Rumored to be residing the straightforward lifetime of a sensualist on his kingdom property, he regularly chooses fresh widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will healthy the invoice properly. yet as soon as those passionate and scandalous figures locate one another, they notice that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.
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But her sister-in-law's sharp intake of breath told her perhaps she ought to have left well enough alone—at least while was in the presence of gentlemen who did not happen to be her blood relations. “Oh, Captain Drake,” Georgiana cried, rushing forward and seizing the captain's arm. “Did we disturb you? Just another on family disagreement, I'm afraid. “ When the captain's gaze still did not leave the vicinity of Payton's chest, Georgiana gave his arm a tug, pulling him back toward the open door through which he'd managed to stroll so completely unnoticed moments before.
I... I need a moment. “ To her relief, the captain lowered his gaze. “Very well, then,” Drake said, and he offered his arm to the redheaded woman. “Good evening, Miss Dixon,” Miss Whitby said very sweetly. And then the two of them turned to go, and Payton watched as Miss Whitby slipped her gloved fingers into the crock of the captain's arm, and smiled sunnily up at him. “I imagine,” she said, ”that your grandmother must be very curious to finally meet your fiancée. “ “Yes,” Payton heard Drake reply.
This time, the lock Georgiana shot in their direction was decidedly alarmed. ” The old woman's lips were quivering, and not, Payton thought, with amusement. “I must say, I think it quite negligent of your family, allowing you to go about discussing such topics. ” “Despite what you might think, Miss Dixon, it isn't at all attractive, this declaring yourself equal to men. Nor do I think it particularly wise of you to go about helping your brothers to capture—what did you call them? Oh, yes. ” Payton raised her eyebrows.
A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh