By Mary Balogh
Born a commoner, Hannah Reid has been Duchess of Dunbarton in view that she used to be nineteen years previous. Now her husband is useless and, extra attractive than ever at thirty, Hannah has her freedom eventually. To the surprise of a traditional buddy, she declares her goal to take a lover--and not only any lover, however the most deadly 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 consistently chooses fresh widows for his short-lived affairs. Hannah will healthy the invoice properly. yet as soon as those passionate and scandalous figures locate one another, they detect that it isn't really easy to extricate oneself from the fires of desire--without getting singed.
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And, she admitted to herself, Clint wouldn't hesitate to test that vulnerability. He'd always known—or thought he did— exactly how she felt about him. He seemed to enjoy the power he had over her. And now... She turned back toward the house. She didn't have a choice anymore. Surprisingly, almost as if Janna could read her mind, she called that night after supper. " Janna asked, and Maggie could almost see the grin on her friend's face. " she asked. " "Oh," she sighed. " Maggie burst out. “But he's inHong Kong ...
He growled. She pushed against his hard chest. " she muttered. His lips made a thin line as he glared down at her. " she replied hotly. ” she gasped. His thumb pressed against her lips, stopping the indignant protest. " Her eyes flashed up at him. She jerked her face aside. " she returned. " he asked quietly. His eyes narrowed at the color in her cheeks. "I don't think I've ever known a woman as chaste as you are. You're so damned afraid of anything physical, Maggie, that I thought it was coldness for a long time, but it isn't.
His eyes twinkled with humor. " She touched the mare's flanks gently and urged her into a walk. " The path through the woods was wide enough for both horses to walk abreast— more a fire road than a trail. The peace was hypnotic, only broken by the soft swish of the pines in the breeze, the near-far sound of bubbling, soft-running water. "This way," Clint said, turning his mount down a smaller, less clear path. She followed him to what seemed to be a wall of underbrush. He stepped down out of the saddle and tied the stallion, motioning Maggie to tie the mare several yards beyond.
A Secret Affair (Huxtable Quintet, Book 5) by Mary Balogh