A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh

By Mary Balogh

Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton considering that she was once nineteen years previous. Now her husband is lifeless and, extra appealing than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom eventually. To the surprise of a traditional buddy, she declares her purpose to take a lover--and not only any lover, however the most threatening and scrumptious guy in all of upper-class England: Constantine Huxtable. Constantine's illegitimacy has denied him the identify of earl, so now he denies himself not anything. Rumored to be residing the straightforward lifetime of a sensualist on his kingdom property, he continuously chooses fresh widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will healthy the invoice well. yet as soon as those passionate and scandalous figures locate one another, they observe that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.

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The lambs shyly ventured out into the bright day, hiding within the shadows of their mams, but then growing bolder with each passing hour. ” Elizabeth asked Baen as they walked across the muddy enclosure one afternoon. “I think the cheviots, although the Shropshires are handsome enough beasts,” he told her. 47 Bertrice Small 8 “I will sell you some of each,” she said. ” The mud squished beneath her boots, and Elizabeth sighed. ” he asked suddenly. “Because it is the place my mother found my father, and my sisters their husbands,” Elizabeth answered him.

He looked at her questioningly. “My stepfather is the Hepburn of Claven’s Carn. He thinks no house civilized without a barrel of whiskey,” Elizabeth explained. ” Then she laughed. ” “Aye, please,” he answered her, looking up as she poured the whiskey from a decanter. Her hand was delicate, and he thought her skin very fair. His eyes were gray, Elizabeth noted. Gray beneath the thickest eyelashes and bushiest black brows she had ever seen. “I’ll leave the decanter,” she said, setting it down on the little table.

The kissing was bold enough, and I am no fool. More kissing leads to cuddling, and cuddling leads to coupling. I will not permit my virtue to be tampered with by any man, let alone a villainous Scots Highlander. Send Albert for me when you are ready to ride,” she said, and then, rising from her chair, she left the hall. Baen MacColl grinned after her, and then sat down at the high board to break his fast. What the hell was the matter with him? Why was he behaving like such a fool? The girl was an heiress, and not for the likes of him.

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