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By Patricia Cabot
"When appealing Kate Mayhew is employed as chaperone to Burke Traherne's headstrong daughter Isabel, the Marquis reveals himself in an very unlikely hindrance. Torn among the information that she is precisely what Isabel wishes but additionally, for him, the worst attainable temptation, he reveals himself in consistent proximity with anyone who threatens his independence. identified for his steely self-discipline because the day he stuck his spouse with a lover, Burke has vowed by no means to hazard marriage back.
In accepting his lordship's supply of employment, the feisty Kate faces perils; her wild appeal to a guy who has sworn off love, and a date along with her personal scandalous past...which she can't preserve mystery without end.
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Fiona tried to go to Hester. The duke blocked her with his arm. " And he was right. She had more important problems like the Irishman who followed their leader's order by trying to climb inside the coach with them. With a scream, Fiona leaned back as the duke came forward. Another shot rang out but it wasn't from the Irish. The fire had come from Holburn's hand. Their attacker dropped to the ground with a grunt and started hollering in pain. " His words brought the man to his senses. They took off as the duke slammed the coach door shut.
She dropped it on the seat as if blaming it for all that had happened this night. The duke had closed his eyes. He didn't speak. The corners of his mouth were white with pain. A knock on the roof signaled the driver wanted to talk to them. Fiona lowered the window. "I think we lost them," he shouted at them as if he needed confirmation that they were all right. "Thank you," she said. " he asked. Fiona glanced at the duke. He had placed one hand on the seat between them, the fingers curled into a tight fist.
The Irish henchmen were outside. The duke was leaning over, one hand on his side as if in pain. Fiona pushed him toward the open coach door first but he held back, motioning her to go forward. "Please, Hester, into the coach," Fiona begged. But Hester didn't move. " she demanded. "Why is he with you? " "It's a long story," Fiona started, taking Hester's arm and attempting to direct her up the step into the coach. " Hester stepped back. " she demanded enunciating each syllable. She was a woman accustomed to having her way.
A Little Scandal by Patricia Cabot