By Mary Balogh
Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton given that she was once nineteen years previous. Now her husband is useless and, extra appealing than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom finally. To the surprise of a standard pal, she proclaims her goal to take a lover--and not only any lover, however the most deadly 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 dwelling the straightforward lifetime of a sensualist on his state property, he continuously chooses fresh widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will healthy the invoice well. yet as soon as those passionate and scandalous figures locate one another, they realize that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.
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We lived frugally, and she said it was because my father sent little money. That wasn’t true. He was neglectful in other ways, but he sent generous amounts. She painted him as a monster in any way she could. ” “Oh, no. ” She smiled at the maid, who still seemed to glower at Fitzroger. ” “That I did, miss. Heaven knows where you’d have been without me. ” Damaris looked down at her brown woolen skirt and quilted jacket. “It’s not necessary,” Fitz said. “Your hair, then, miss. ” Damaris looked in the mirror and put her hand to her brown hair, blushing.
The carpets would ripple with the wind if there were any. A vague smell of rot hung around the great house, and bits of plaster were inclined to drop from the ceilings or flake off at a touch. “Genova’s no delicate bloom,” Ash said. ” “I suppose not. ” Ash took the handkerchief on which Henri had been dropping perfume and shoved it in his pocket. ” “And keep to her own rooms, as always. Cunning. ” Ash turned sharply to him. “If I could do exactly as I wish, I’d marry Genova today. ” He left, and Henri darted into the separate dressing room, doubtless to fuss with Ash’s garments even more.
He’d served over ten years in the army and served well, achieving the rank of major. But Damaris Myddleton would have no interest in a mere major, even if his reputation was glorious and his name clear of scandal. Neither was true. Four years ago he’d made the mistake of saving the life of the king’s uncle, the Duke of Cumberland. As reward, he’d been taken from his regimental duties and made a secret bodyguard. In order to be secret, he’d had to appear to be an idle equerry at various embassies and courts.
A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh