A Scandalous Marriage by Cathy Maxwell

By Cathy Maxwell

Leah Carrollton had desires of meeting—and marrying—the excellent guy. Then a scandalous affair resulted in abandonment, and she or he left London instead of face her shame. with out one to show to, Leah ran away to the rustic. unexpectedly Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, strides into her existence, enveloping her in his robust embody and providing her an opportunity to recapture what she'd misplaced. inheritor to at least one of England's such a lot honorable titles, Devon has spent his lifestyles breaking the rules—and giving Leah and her fatherless baby his identify is only one extra method to flaunt conference. yet Devon discovers Leah tantalizes him as no different girl ever has, making him lengthy for the entire candy bliss that marriage has to provide. yet can a wedding made in scandal turn into a happily-ever-after affair? Leah Carrollton had desires of meeting—and marrying—the ideal guy. Then a scandalous affair led to abandonment, and she or he left London instead of face her shame. without one to show to, Leah ran away to the rustic. by surprise Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, strides into her lifestyles, enveloping her in his powerful include and delivering her an opportunity to recapture what she'd misplaced. inheritor to 1 of England's such a lot honorable titles, Devon has spent his lifestyles breaking the rules—and giving Leah and her fatherless baby his identify is only one extra solution to flaunt conference. yet Devon discovers Leah tantalizes him as no different lady ever has, making him lengthy for all of the candy bliss that marriage has to supply. yet can a wedding made in scandal develop into a happily-ever-after affair?Leah Carrollton had goals of meeting—and marrying—the ideal guy. Then a scandalous affair resulted in abandonment, and he or she left London instead of face her shame. without one to show to, Leah ran away to the rustic. all at once Devon Marshall, Viscount Huxhold, strides into her lifestyles, enveloping her in his robust embody and delivering her an opportunity to recapture what she'd misplaced. inheritor to at least one of England's such a lot honorable titles, Devon has spent his existence breaking the rules—and giving Leah and her fatherless baby his identify is only one extra technique to flaunt conference. yet Devon discovers Leah tantalizes him as no different lady ever has, making him lengthy for all of the candy bliss that marriage has to supply. yet can a wedding made in scandal develop into a happily-ever-after affair?

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She would dearly love such a thing. Then her son Rex would inherit the title, the money…but it would never happen. ” Charlotte sipped her wine, her mind mulling over the problem at hand. “What is it this Miss Carrollton wants? ” “The only thing Carrolltons ever want is money. ” “You have plenty of money,” Charlotte answered. In fact, she was one of the few people who knew that contrary to the negligent way he knotted his neckcloth, or the plain cut of his jacket, or the scuffed toes of his boots, Devon was a canny investor.

Few people accept the Carrolltons since the racing accident, even though it happened two decades ago. ” Devon agreed with growing ela- A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE / 37 tion. ” He used the nickname Lady Dorchester adored. “She’s so romantic she won’t be able to resist helping me. ” The baroness’s eyebrows raised in mild disapproval. “Cher, this girl is an innocent. ” “I would never harm a woman,” he answered, irritated that she would even think him able to do such a thing. “Every man is capable of hurting a woman…sometimes they can’t help themselves,” Charlotte said softly, her dark eyes sad.

We can never be together. ” A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE / 55 Practical Leah. Usually he was known for his practical business sense, but now he wanted her to believe that anything was possible. “I must go,” she said. “Mae will be here shortly. Perhaps we shouldn’t meet again. ” He caught her hand. “Leah, I don’t care about what is wise. When I’m with you, the world suddenly makes sense. ” There. He had said it again. And this time, it didn’t shock him. This time it felt more right than it had the first time.

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