By Brenda Hiatt
Betrothed?How, with no moment's forethought, may perhaps beautiful. pass over Quinn Peverill be engaged to be married to a guy she slightly understands? Lord Marcus Northrop is good-looking and bold, and probably a prize for any keen maid. yet all it takes is a small sequence of mishaps and a whiff of scandal, and unexpectedly this stranger is her groom-to-be!Marcus can't potentially marry! it will intrude together with his lifestyles. nonetheless, there's something to be acknowledged for this sensuous, headstrong woman -- and the need she enflames inside of him easily can't be missed. What he does not comprehend is that Quinn guards secrets and techniques of her personal -- and stocks with him a lust for perilous experience. yet will this ardour be adequate to hitch risky double lives whilst neither Quinn nor Marcus dares to like?
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Silly to ride such a short distance on such a lovely morning," he commented, as a footman lowered the carriage steps. " Her voice held no emotion. Dismissing the carriage with a nod, Marcus turned his steps to the left, toward Grosvenor Street. "Well, for good or ill, we've done it," he said, once they were out of earshot of the servants. " It was a mere platitude, something to break the awkward silence, but she stiffened beside him. "I consider this marriage my just punishment for exhibiting such poor judgment on two occasions, my lord.
He'd had no idea they took boys as young as Tig, however. " Gobby shrugged again. " This was a surprise. Marcus had assumed such activities were confined to areas near the docks. " His answer was a wide grin. "I knowed you'd help, sir. Told the others you would. " Quinn was rather surprised when more than an hour passed without a summons from Marcus or any attempt at communication whatsoever. Her self-imposed isolation had given her ample time for reflection--too much time, in fact. After running over their last conversation in her mind several times, she was more than a little ashamed of some of the things she'd said--again.
The whole ceremony had seemed surreal, more like a dream than reality. Especially the part when Miss Peverill--now Lady Marcus--had first entered the chapel and their eyes had met. For a confusing instant he'd felt as though he'd known her for years, instead of just five brief days, despite the fact that she appeared more mature and, yes, lovely, than he'd ever seen her before. It was as though something within him had been waiting for her, coiled tight, releasing only when she arrived. But now that moment was long past, or seemed so, though in truth it was only a few minutes ago.