By Allison Lane
A bold younger lord, seeing a tender lady floundering in an icy river, instantly dives to her rescue. yet in saving her existence, he virtually loses his personal! while he involves, he reveals himself on my own with the mysterious girl in a small nation cottage. And although he had effectively refrained from the marriage-minded maidens of the "ton" for years, he felt honor-bound to suggest to his attractive benefactor. finally, they'd spent the evening on my own, and the scandal will be insufferable. however the lady vehemently refuses, and disappears. however the younger lord unearths himself now not so keen to enable cross of her, and the chase is on.
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If she hadn't hauled me out of the river, I would have drowned. We'll talk of it later,” he added, forestalling questions. ” He let out a sigh. " Sedge twisted until he could meet Randolph's eyes. “They think I'm Symington? " "Not that I recall, but the details are a bit fuzzy. And they all seem to know—” He swore. “I'm a simpleton. " "Exactly. I questioned the butler on the way up here. They found the coach about ten o'clock last night. You were unconscious, as was John Coachman. By the wee hours this morning, you were fevered, incoherent, and thrashing about.
I can't identify her motives, but don't fret about the arm. " "Setting your arm was a routine job, I gather, for she is the only healer in the valley. I am more concerned about what she plans next. I must wed her, but I want to know what to expect from the chit. Does she share her father's avarice, for example? ” Sedge laughed. “And they call me a prankster! I would never attempt something that mad. Consider the consequences, my friend. " "Since she has refused me more than once, I am under no obligation to take her into my confidence,” he declared.
The earl reddened. " She straightened, color staining her face that might have been embarrassment, but was probably fury. “Is this how you repay the man who saved my life? By forcing him into a distasteful marriage? Forget it. " Randolph had no illusions about Fosdale's opinion. Since his own garb hardly marked him as a gentleman, the earl had to be referring to himself. Elizabeth must have agreed. She insolently examined her father from head to toe. “If you are a gentleman, sirrah, then I will gladly die a spinster, for I will never place myself under the thumb of so odious a creature.
A Bird in Hand by Allison Lane