By Deborah Hale
Betrayed by means of his first spouse, Simon Grimshaw will not marry back. yet sultry nights in Singapore may be lonely--nothing a gorgeous English mistress would not repair!
Bethan Conway solutions an ad to turn into a spouse, believing it is going to aid her mystery look for her lacking brother. yet Simon is not the gruesome outdated guy she was once watching for. he is a hot-blooded bachelor who wishes a girl in his bed--a place Bethan's a growing number of tempted to fill!
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There will be no living with Cook if he went to all that trouble for nothing. ” She steeled herself against the hint of wry humour in his tone. “All right, then. But only because the food smells so good and because I don’t want to hurt your cook’s feelings. ” “I don’t want a nice meal spoiled by carping and quarrelling. ” “Agreed,” Mr Grimshaw replied after a moment’s hesitation. ” He walked around to stand in front of her. “I admit I had doubts about your suitability. But you are wrong to assume I intend to send you back.
Though his housekeeper hovered nearby, attentive as always, Simon’s question was not addressed to her or anyone else. He scarcely realised he’d spoken aloud as he scanned the back garden for the source of the unfamiliar sound. Was it the call of an exotic bird he’d never before encountered? Or perhaps the music of some traditional Malay instrument wafting down from the Sultan’s istana? The sound rose again from among the brightly flowering shrubberies below, this time accompanied by a similar one, deeper and warmer in timbre.
Might he regret asking his partner to fetch back a young Englishwoman to be his mistress? While the Swedish captain considered his terms, Simon mulled over that question. When the south-west monsoons had signalled the arrival of ships from the West, he’d begun to have second thoughts about his plan. It would be good to have a safe outlet for the desires he had not entirely managed to stifle with long hours of work. But what kind of woman would willingly journey halfway around the world to serve as a hired bedmate?