By Allison Lane
A bold younger lord, seeing a tender lady floundering in an icy river, instantly dives to her rescue. yet in saving her lifestyles, he nearly loses his personal! whilst he involves, he unearths himself on my own with the mysterious woman in a small kingdom cottage. And even though he had effectively shunned the marriage-minded maidens of the "ton" for years, he felt honor-bound to suggest to his attractive benefactor. in spite of everything, they'd spent the evening by myself, and the scandal will be insufferable. however the girl vehemently refuses, and disappears. however the younger lord unearths himself no longer so prepared to enable move of her, and the chase is on.
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Unless Mr. Randolph had lurked on the grounds for two chilly hours before approaching the house, he could not have followed her home. And he had not betrayed her. It was her own loose tongue that had created this plight. Such carelessness was wholly unlike her. She blushed. Cecilia stepped into the hallway. ” She continued toward her room, but Cecilia stopped her. "Papa was furious to find you gone, and even more furious when you refused to return. " "Aunt Constance was ill. " Her eyes widened.
His appearance marked him as an insignificant nobody, but she did know that he was with Symington. Was she refusing him because she planned to trap a duke's heir? Her protests might mask her real intentions. And her charges against Fosdale—to which he had not admitted—could be an attempt to blame her father when she succeeded. He had no way of discerning the truth at the moment. But every instinct he possessed demanded that he hide his identity until he had time to think this through. "Enough,” she snapped, pulling him back to the argument.
He had no cloak or hat, and he lacked identification beyond the money in his purse. He sighed. It was just as well. Playing the arrogant aristocrat would gain him nothing. He needed information about Anne. But finding Sedge was even more urgent. What had prevented him from fetching help? This village could not be much more than a mile past the bridge. Yet his coach was not in the stable yard, and the two boys playing in the road had not seen any carriages the day before, though rain might have kept them indoors.