By Anne Stuart
Longing for the downfall of Nicholas Blackthorne, the infamous rake whom she holds chargeable for the lack of her advantage and her kinfolk fortune, Ghislaine de Lorgny is by surprise kidnapped by way of her such a lot hated enemy.
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Any tenderness of feeling is on your daughter's side, not mine. She is a child. I am not in the habit of bedding children, or of marrying them. " His voice was cold, implacable, his heart a block of ice. Deliberately he shut out the image of Ghislaine, with her huge, mischievous eyes; her elfin face; the slender, boyish body that was far more enticing than he let her father know. He had no room in his heart for softness, kindness, or vulnerable little girls. " "It's not my responsibility, monsieur.
She'd been bold enough to push him, with the arrogance of her then nineteen years and her recent recovery from her passion for him. Fortunately no one had been around to chastise her for her boldness. "Because, dear Ellen, she told me I simply didn't love her enough. That if I had to choose between my horses and her, I'd choose the horses. Since she was absolutely right, I couldn't put up much of an argument. I'm a sad case, Ellen. " She'd laughed, ignoring the very faintest remnant of a twinge.
Fortunately no one had been around to chastise her for her boldness. "Because, dear Ellen, she told me I simply didn't love her enough. That if I had to choose between my horses and her, I'd choose the horses. Since she was absolutely right, I couldn't put up much of an argument. I'm a sad case, Ellen. " She'd laughed, ignoring the very faintest remnant of a twinge. "I'm already old enough to get married, Tony. " he demanded lazily, a mocking glint in his cool gray eyes. " He'd shouted with laughter at that, and she'd had no compunctions about her flat-out lie.