By Stephanie Laurens
Marriage is out of the query! A winning horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples ladies like wines. yet after having his middle trampled upon by means of an individual he really enjoyed, he has no purpose of falling for a lady back, not to mention be ensnared by means of the capture of marriage. Now, with a wide inheritance to his identify, Harry is familiar with that he'd top begin operating from London's matchmaking moms and widows. Harry heads for the racing city of Newmarket, in simple terms to come across Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a stunning, self sustaining widow. And sooner than he understands it, Harry vows to guard Lucinda from the city packed with lonely playing males, regardless of her refusal to simply accept his numerous deals of aid. Lucinda is remarkable -- an clever, smooth, marriage beneficial lady -- yet will Harry allow himself be taken prisoner during this such a lot passionate of traps?
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Perhaps because it had been a long time since anyone had tried? “Mr. Anthony Mabberly is all of twenty-three. ” “Ah, yes. ” Harry cast her a quick glance. ” “Fraud. He was appointed by my husband just before his death—on one of his bad days, I’m afraid. ” Harry noted the righteous satisfaction that underlaid her tone. Clearly, Lucinda Babbacombe had not approved of Mr. Scrugthorpe. ” Lucinda lifted a haughty brow. “Until I reorganized the company’s procedures. Mr. Mabberly would not know where to start with such as Blount—he’s of a somewhat timid disposition.
Jenkins, the innkeeper, a neat, rotund person of genial when, bustled up. Harry performed the introductions, then stood patiently by while Lucinda explained her purpose. Unlike Blount, Mr. Jenkins was all gratified helpfulness. html Lucinda turned to Harry. “My business with Mr. Jenkins will keep me busy for at least an hour. I wouldn’t for the world impose on your kindness, Mr. Lester—you’ve already done so much. ” Harry didn’t blink. For her, the Arms played host to a panoply of dangers—namely his peers.
Lucinda regally nodded and sailed from the room. Reluctantly impressed Harry followed close behind. Still inwardly amazed, he waited until they were back on the pavement, she gliding along with her nose in the air as if she had not just taken on Goliath and won, before catching her hand, neatly trapping it on his sleeve. Her fingers fluttered, then stilled. She cast him a quick glance, then studiously looked ahead. Her groom followed two paces behind, her ledgers clutched in his alias. The young traveler who had been slouching in the tap slipped out of the inn door in their wake.
An Unwilling Conquest (Mira Historical Romance) by Stephanie Laurens