By Stephanie Laurens
Marriage is out of the query! A profitable horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples ladies like wines. yet after having his center trampled upon by means of a person he truly enjoyed, he has no purpose of falling for a girl back, not to mention be ensnared by way of the catch of marriage. Now, with a wide inheritance to his identify, Harry is aware that he'd most sensible begin working from London's matchmaking moms and widows. Harry heads for the racing city of Newmarket, merely to come across Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a stunning, self reliant widow. And earlier than he is familiar with it, Harry vows to guard Lucinda from the city choked with lonely playing males, regardless of her refusal to simply accept his numerous deals of aid. Lucinda is awesome -- an clever, gentle, marriage invaluable girl -- yet will Harry enable himself be taken prisoner during this so much passionate of traps?
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In the back parlor, which looked out over a wilderness that had once been a garden, she eyed a sturdy oak table and its attendant chairs. “Please ask Mrs. Blount to dust in here immediately. html the way up the stairs. Halfway up, Lucinda paused to test the rickety balustrade. Leaning against it, she was startled to hear it crack—and even more startled to feel an arm of steel wrap about her waist and haul her back to the centre of the treads. ” Lucinda grinned, then schooled her features to impassivity as they reached the upper corridor.
She glided towards the door, her skirts stirring up dust eddies. From the corner of her eye, she saw Blount stare, open-mouthed, then come hurrying around the counter. Harry Lester simply stood and watched her, an inscrutable expression on his face. Lucinda swept on—into the gloomy, heavily shuttered room. ” Blount cast her a flustered glance, then lumbered to the windows. Seconds later, sunshine flooded the room, apparently to the discomfort of its two patrons, one an old codger wrapped in a rumpled cloak, hugging the inglenook, the other a younger man in the rough clothes of a traveler.
He was a man who, despite all other distractions in his life, was totally devoted to his chosen path. He turned his head at that moment. Their eyes met, their gazes locked. He was standing on the step below her so her eyes were almost level with his. For a moment, he said nothing, then his lips twisted wryly. Lucinda suppressed a delicate shiver. With a gesture, Harry indicated the crowded lawns before them. ” Her own lips curving, Lucinda inclined her head. “Lead on, Mr. ” She saw his brow quirk but pretended ignorance.