By G. L. Snodgrass

She won't turn into his mistress and can't develop into his spouse. ardour is pulling them jointly. Society is pushing them aside. the very last thing wounded veteran significant Thomas Marshal sought after used to be a name. It wasn't presupposed to occur. yet responsibility has a fashion of pulling a guy into issues he doesn't wish and clear of the issues he wishes. the single factor leave out Guinevere Harding wishes is a secure position to conceal. a task because the downstairs maid at Brookshire is the proper safe haven from a daunting previous. Or at the least it used to be till the arriving of the hot Duke.

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In fact, he looked as if he never smiled, or as if the idea of amusement had never once occurred to him in his entire life. She found it rather disconcerting to return a man’s stare while attempting to hide any hint of her thoughts. But she managed to do so nonetheless, even tilting her head just a little so as to appear as haughty as he. 50 KAREN RANNEY How odd that while Arabella was being rude, staring at the countess without a word, the earl was doing the very same thing to her. Who would call him to task for his behavior?

How very odd that Gillian had adopted the trait over the last year. It was easier to pretend, wasn’t it? The doors suddenly opened, and they were greeted by a portly man with white hair, attired in a gray suit that fit his corpulent form perfectly. For a horrified moment, Gillian thought he might be the earl. If so, this marriage was even more understandable. He was old, and Arabella was young and beautiful. But he bowed to Dr. Fenton and stepped aside. Of 28 KAREN RANNEY course, he was the majordomo.

Fenton turned and looked at her, the expression on his face one of concern. ” Would he just simply go away? “For implying you were not proper. ” She turned and faced him directly, annoyed that she had to look up at him. ” He smiled slightly, almost a self-deprecating expression, before leaving her without a word. After he left her side, Gillian took a deep breath, wishing that he wasn’t quite so handsome. Or so very much a presence. He filled the air around him, and made people notice him. Or perhaps she was the only one to feel this way.

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