By Edith Layton
A bride to avoid wasting his identify . . . until he reveals a prosperous wife—and soon—Lord Ian Sutcombe will lose every little thing. Left deeply in debt via his silly father and grasping stepmother, his simply wish is to marry for funds. Stung by means of a suitor's merciless betrayal, Hannah Leeds, daughter of a wealthy service provider, wasn't definite she'd ever love back. So while her father arranges her betrothal to the good-looking lord, she has the same opinion. It was once not more than a wedding of comfort. they'd honor and obey, yet by no means love . . . until eventually a simmering ardour exploded right into a scorching affair. Now, with Hannah socializing with participants of the ton and one other guy out to win her center, Ian will do every little thing in his strength to teach Hannah she is his ecstasy, his wish fulfilled . . . and oh a lot more than a bride for his comfort.
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But in such a case, I could take in children,” she said. “A maiden lady can’t, without being considered odd. ” She saw him pondering what she’d said, and added, “But I’d like some of my own children, if possible. With all my father’s money, it’s the only thing I can’t have on my own. I’ll marry to please him. But I’d do it for myself as well. I’d marry so that I could have my own family. ” “You’re very outspoken,” he murmured. ” “Well, I wouldn’t have believed I’d marry a stranger,” she said sadly, falling back into her usual calm demeanor.
The rest would help Ian to clear his other properties and cleanse the Sutcombe name. He’d sell his soul for that. And perhaps, he thought, he had. “Done,” he told Baker when he returned to his rented rooms. He pulled off his jacket, stripped off his neckcloth and threw it on a chair. “Signed, sealed, and I think delivered, at least from my debtors. ” his valet asked as he picked up the jacket and the used neckcloth. ” Ian lifted his shoulders, but not in a shrug. He was rotating his neck now that it was freed of the binding starched cloth.
Poor creature needs a nursemaid, not a husband. I’ve had enough, Foster. I may have to emigrate after all. ” “You promised, my lord,” Foster said mournfully, sounding like a forlorn child. 26 EDITH LAYTON “So I did. ” Ian opened one eye. ” The town house they drove to was in a good part of Town. As they waited for the door to be opened, Ian’s agitation showed only in the way he tapped his gloves against his thigh. The door opened, and he and Mr. Foster were shown into a well-furnished front parlor.