By Tina Gabrielle
Autonomous Evelyn Darlington is unimpressed through so much marriageable males of her acquaintance, who all think a woman's intelligence is not so good as a man's. The daughter of an Oxford professor, she mistakenly believes she has stumbled on her excellent husband in Randolph Sheldon, her father's Fellow on the college. but if her would-be fiance is accused of murdering an notorious actress within the Drury Lane Theatre, Evelyn is at the hunt for the simplest barrister in London to shield him. Jack Harding earned his reputation and fortune within the court. he's often called an excellent attorney and a jury grasp, yet continues to be emotionally unavailable, believing that romantic entanglements will lead to misplaced trials. now not desirous to combine company and enjoyment, a reluctant Jack consents to assist Evelyn regardless of his excessive allure to her. As Evelyn aids Jack in investigating a listing of suspects, the risk surrounding them heightens and the appeal among them sizzles. whilst they paintings to transparent Randolph's identify, Evelyn unearths herself falling in love with Jack, with all in their lives at stake.
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That’s odd,” she said. ” They stepped inside the vestibule. It was dim here as well, and the lingering scent of a pipe filled the space. The distinctive smell of the tobacco triggered a memory of Emmanuel Darlington at the podium in the classroom, pipe in hand. ” Evelyn called out. Jack took a step forward and bumped into a long-case clock in the corner. He heard Evelyn shuffle forward, then the sound of flint strike iron as she sought to light a lamp. Hands outstretched so as to avoid walking into anything more, he made to reach her side, then tripped over something on the floor.
But he had the gift of speech and a glib tongue like that of an experienced politician, and her father had instantly recognized his talent and taken Jack under his wing. She herself had tried every trick she knew to gain Jack’s attention. Unfortunately, without female guidance, no one ever told her the way to a man’s heart was not through fluent Latin or a complete knowledge of William Blackstone’s legal works. Turning a corner, the heels of her kidskin shoes echoed down a long hallway of doors bearing brass nameplates engraved with the names of barristers.
She nodded at his explanation. He wasted no time taking to the street. It was late, but Piccadilly was a busy, upscale neighborhood. He spotted a hackney cab within seconds and flagged down the driver. “An intruder was just in Lord Lyndale’s house. Summon the constable and the closest doctor,” Jack directed, tossing a coin up to the driver who caught it in midair. Jack ran back inside the house. “We should check the library first,” Evelyn rushed. ” Taking her hand, Jack made his way past the drawing room toward the library.
In the Barrister's Chambers by Tina Gabrielle