By Julie Anne Long
Unique ebook: 2004
Ruined! not anyone might ever accuse Rebecca Tremaine of being a formal younger woman. She's wretched at embroidery, pitiful on the pianoforte, and completely too trained concerning the human physique, courtesy of her father's medical journals. And now she's been compromised by way of a dandy she despises! whilst her mom and dad organize a hasty marriage, there's just one guy she will flip to for support. Rescued! not anyone understands that Irish groom Connor Riordan is the 5th Duke of Dunbrooke, "killed" in motion at Waterloo, and he wishes it to stick that means. yet a real gentleman by no means turns away a damsel in misery. quickly Connor and Rebecca sprint away-only to be pursued by means of bumbling highwaymen, a scheming duchess, and Rebecca's fiance. Ravished! Being with the gorgeous and fascinating Rebecca jeopardizes Connor's mystery each day-and assessments his dedication each evening. For if ever there has been a cause to carry the Duke of Dunbrooke again from the lifeless, it might be to make pass over Tremaine his Duchess!
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Simon saw her fingers curled to keep his ring on and wondered where the devil one bought a wedding ring in York. There were other necessities—coffin, burial, mourning bands. How was all this managed here? His head felt empty. Someone cleared his throat, and Simon realized that Baldwin was still in the room. ’’ Simon remembered that the doctor served both functions. ’’ ‘‘Apart from a few bequests, yes. But it won’t amount to much by St. ’’ Color touched Baldwin’s cheeks and Simon quickly added, ‘‘I’m sorry.
THE ROGUE’S RETURN 29 Part of Simon raged at these details, but another part realized that working through them was soothing. Ross closed his book. ’’ Simon went to Jane and raised her to her feet. ‘‘Come away. Mr. ’’ She looked at the undertaker with the same flash of resentment Simon had felt but then let Simon draw her from the room. His wife. Trusting him, leaning on his strength. Which felt almost nonexistent. ’’ he asked. ’’ For I have no idea what to do for you. She shook her head, leaving him at a loss.
He certainly blamed himself. His rash duel had led to Isaiah’s death. Gore, the man responsible for the whole of Upper Canada, was as annoyed as expected. ‘‘Messy business, sir. Very messy. ’’ ‘‘Better than dragging a lady’s name in the dirt, sir. ’’ Gore turned redder. ‘‘Yes, yes, but couldn’t you have insulted his hat or something? ’’ Simon thought McArthur should be plucked not soothed, but he controlled himself. ‘‘I’d be grateful, sir. ’’ ‘‘Aye, and that’s another thing. Would have been wiser to be more open about your understanding, St.
The Runaway Duke by Julie Anne Long