By Suzanne Enoch
All of London is abuzz with the go back of the definitely desirable, lately widowed Diane Benchley. Will she remarry? what's going to she do together with her overdue husband’s fortune? Sociey is stunned via her announcement—at the Grand Ball, of all places!—that she plans to open an unique gentleman’s gaming membership within the relations mansion. yet not anyone is extra shocked than the Marquis of Haybury, Oliver Warren.
Years in the past, Oliver and Diane shared a personal indiscretion. Now Diane threatens to bare Oliver’s so much ungentlemanly secrets…unless he consents to aid her. A infamous gambler—and rake—Oliver is overqualified to coach Diane within the methods and technique of operating her institution. yet extraordinary a take care of Diane may perhaps simply be the most important threat Oliver has ever taken. This time, the single factor he has to lose is his heart…
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Evan paused, a look of confusion crossing his face. ” Jade doubted Evan had forgotten the man’s name. The Gadjo was clever. If Hindes used more than one name, sooner or later he might trip over one of them. Long accustomed to the creak and sway of a Gypsy wagon, Jade reveled in the solid feel of the polished plank floor beneath her feet as she roamed the small bedchamber. The room smelled like sun-dried linens and the faint olive-orange tang of furniture oil. Candles mounted on brass wall sconces cast a golden glow over a bed covered 36 St ol en Promis e in gaily flowered yellow and blue chintz.
I’ve seen bruises on your body you will not explain. I’ve seen you take risks—” “Mine to take,” Jade said. “You are not responsible for me. ” “We should eat something and try to get some rest,” he said calmly. ” “I am. ” Had he used her as bait, or gone without sleep in order to protect her? Why had he slept on a chair outside her room at the inn? “It is agreed, then? ” Something in his handsome, inscrutable face—coupled with his silence—gave her his answer. She pivoted toward the horse as Evan whirled and grasped the bridle of the mare.
Come in,” Evan offered. He continued to lounge in the doorway, his indolent gaze lingering on her lips. His expression made her feel self-conscious and acutely aware of herself as a woman. She met his heated stare with a look of reproach. “I have no wish to be seen entering your room. ” “I don’t engage in discussions in public hallways,” he replied. ” He started to close the door. ” He paused before silently pushing the door open wider. She swept past him into the room. She caught movement out of the corner of her eye as Evan executed an exaggerated bow as she entered.