By Karen Hawkins
"**She'd by no means Marry Him!**
The final guy Arabella Hadley ever needs to determine back is Lucien Deveraux, the good-looking, dissolute Duke of Wexford -- who broke her blameless center years in the past and disappeared to London. So while she unearths an subconscious guy on her abandoned state highway and sees that it's Lucien, she's tempted to depart him there. yet much more appalling than his presence is the brazen kiss he vegetation on her stunned lips and her reaction! So it might be absolutely insane to take him domestic to get better -- wouldn't it?
**Except For One Small Thing...**
Lucien dares now not demonstrate why he's back to his state property -- or why he deserted the strong-willed good looks years in the past. specially due to the fact Arabella essentially has secrets and techniques of her personal. but if her scheming, marriage-minded aunts effectively compromise them, the 2 are compelled to develop into guy and spouse. Which makes it ever tougher for either to conflict the fervour that by no means disappeared...
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He sneered loudly, causing the nearby card players to glance up in interest. "Hardly that, since I know nothing about you to laugh at," Lucien replied indifferently. Sir Frederick's mouth curled into a sneer as he leaned forward, and jabbing a finger on the Duke's wide chest said, "No, you do yours behind a fellow's back. " "It would be a waste of my time since you seem to be doing that yourself," Lucien replied coldly. "Why, you! I'll—" Sir Frederick began heatedly, his face a dull red. "Now, now," Sir Jeremy interrupted, a placating note in his voice.
Lucien nodded reluctantly. " He paused delicately, waiting to be enlightened. " "Of course," the Duke sighed, "I'll escort you to the nearest inn, where you may hire conveyance to London. " Lord Wrainton jumped down from the side of the coach, splattering his pumps as he did so and nearly slipping in the slick mud as he regained his balance. He was a middle-aged man in his forties, slight of build, and almost too handsome to be masculine, with his thickly lashed, violet eyes. "Luciana," Lord Wrainton called to his wife.
Ah, Lady Mary," Lord Malton greeted her loudly, nodding to Sabrina and Richard as he bent over Mary's outstretched hand. " "Our pleasure, surely," Sabrina murmured softly, smiling sweetly as she caught his eye. " "If I might be allowed to add my compliments also," Lord Newley added suavely, looking directly into Sabrina's violet eyes. " "Certainly. Of course we understand that without a man to act as escort, and only your aunt to chaperone you, it is most difficult for you to get about. " he asked hesitantly, looking around the room nervously in expectation of being surprised by her sudden appearance.