By Brenda Hiatt
Betrothed?How, with no moment's forethought, may well wonderful. leave out Quinn Peverill be engaged to be married to a guy she slightly is familiar with? Lord Marcus Northrop is good-looking and bold, and possibly a prize for any prepared maid. yet all it takes is a small sequence of mishaps and a whiff of scandal, and unexpectedly this stranger is her groom-to-be!Marcus can't almost certainly marry! it will intervene together with his existence. nonetheless, there's something to be acknowledged for this sensuous, headstrong woman -- and the need she enflames inside him easily can't be missed. What he does not recognize is that Quinn guards secrets and techniques of her personal -- and stocks with him a lust for perilous event. yet will this ardour be sufficient to affix risky double lives whilst neither Quinn nor Marcus dares to like?
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Besides, how was he to search the docks for her without publicizing her name? He had to try, however. If Miss Peverill was really impulsive enough to attempt sailing on her own, there was no knowing what sort of trouble she might be courting. She deserved it, of course, but that didn't mean he was capable of leaving her to her fate. In fact, the idea of Quinn in danger constricted his vitals in a most disturbing manner. He rode faster. Entering the London Docks district, he first surveyed the ships at anchor, then the surrounding streets and buildings.
There was no denying he'd made a total botch of things today. Hell, he'd botched everything since meeting her! _ "Damnation," he said aloud to the fireless _grate_. It wasn't the first time she'd called him that. It galled him, considering that he was anything but. " Turning, he saw the head footman hovering in the doorway. " "A, er, young man is asking for you at the kitchen door. " Marcus rose, welcoming the distraction, though he itched to prove Quinn wrong. "Thank you, George. " The footman bowed and disappeared as Marcus made his way to the kitchen to find Gobby waiting for him just inside the door to the garden.
The man's eyes only brightened further, and she realized that had been a stupid thing to say. "Paying, are ye? " Before she could prevent him, he snatched the reticule dangling from her wrist, breaking the strings. " she cried. " Anger giving her sudden strength, she swung her valise up toward his head, but he was too quick for her. Sliding one hand from her shoulder to her arm, he used the other, the one holding her reticule, to deflect the blow and send the valise flying, to land in the mud several yards away.