By Mary Balogh
Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton when you consider that she used to be nineteen years previous. 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 declares 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 identify of earl, so now he denies himself not anything. Rumored to be dwelling the simple lifetime of a sensualist on his nation property, he continuously chooses contemporary 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 detect that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.
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At least the fever was gone and the pain in his leg was tolerable. He’d been a fool not to see a doctor when it had happened, but he simply wasn’t used to having some quack dose him, for God’s sake, for whatever reason. Never had he seen Dr. Childress, the Kinross physician for over thirty years, for anything more than childhood illnesses. He was young and strong and healthy as a stoat. A simple little knife cut and here he was flat on his back, sick with fever and out of his head. He watched with half-closed eyes as Joan came into the room.
Sinjun felt a spurt of fear. She gripped the door handle, and to her immense relief it wasn’t locked. She pushed the door open and walked into a small entrance hall. She looked to her right into a long, narrow drawing room that was well enough furnished, she supposed, but impersonal, without any individual character. It called up nothing of Colin. Nothing of anyone except perhaps a musty gentleman from the past century. She called out, “Colin? ” She heard some cursing coming from beyond the drawing room.
He stretched his leg out in front of him, wincing as he did so. He began to gently massage the leg. html “It would infuriate her and worry her and she wouldn’t stand for it. She would probably hire a Bow Street Runner and the two of them would go haring off to track down the man who did it. She would probably place an advertisement in theGazette for information leading to his capture. She could hurt herself. ” Douglas could but stare at him. “You’ve known her such a short time and yet . ” He shook his head.
A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh