By Christina Dodd
Unique book: 1997
Prim, simple, desperately virtuous woman Mary Fairchild stared on the seductive gentleman and puzzled -- did he take into account the weather of the evening they met? without doubt no longer. within the ten years when you consider that, she had deserted her younger impetuousness and reworked herself right into a housekeeper -- disguising her attractiveness underneath a servant's dour garments made up our minds to beat the passions of the past.
But Sebastian Durant, Viscount Whitfield, did realize her as a Fairchild, considered one of his family's sour enemies. whilst he demanded her aid convalescing a stolen diary, she dared no longer refuse him. while he proposed they masquerade as a betrothed couple, loyalty compelled her to agree. And while the restraint among them shattered and delight turned an obsession, Mary needed to belief a strong guy who might ship her to the gallows ... or love her via eternity.
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He ignored Carrollton until he overheard Carrollton receiving the same sort of harsh teasing that Devon had received. Carrollton was deep in his cups, but in spite of that fact, his snarled, colorful answer damning all Marshalls to hell, “especially that bastard Huxhold,” infuriated Devon. He’d been called names before, but not by the son of Richard Carrollton. Something inside Devon snapped. His parents would still be alive if Richard Carrollton had not cheated in that long-ago carriage race. Some claimed the broken lynchpin had been an accident, nothing more.
Few people accept the Carrolltons since the racing accident, even though it happened two decades ago. ” Devon agreed with growing ela- A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE / 37 tion. ” He used the nickname Lady Dorchester adored. “She’s so romantic she won’t be able to resist helping me. ” The baroness’s eyebrows raised in mild disapproval. “Cher, this girl is an innocent. ” “I would never harm a woman,” he answered, irritated that she would even think him able to do such a thing. “Every man is capable of hurting a woman…sometimes they can’t help themselves,” Charlotte said softly, her dark eyes sad.
He had said it again. And this time, it didn’t shock him. This time it felt more right than it had the first time. In fact, she was the one who needed to be convinced. Suddenly, he knew what he should do. He laced his fingers with hers and started walking toward the front of the store. She had to skip to keep up with him. “Devon, what are you doing? Devon? ” “I don’t care,” he threw over his shoulder. “In fact, I’m willing to risk it. ” He woke Whitney by rapping soundly on the bookcovered desk.
A Well Pleasured Lady (Fairchild Family, Book 1) by Christina Dodd