By Jo Goodman
Evan Marchman has simply inherited a name, lands, and a fortune-but is depressing because the new Duke of Westphal, who prefer the intrigue and adventures of the Compass membership to the duties of an property. extra promisingly, he has additionally won a ward-a appealing girl who asks for his reduction in unravelling a secret that might draw them either right into a international of hidden pleasures. Headmistress of a women academy, Ria Ashby desperately wishes West's support to discover a scholar who has disappeared and not using a hint. but she can't aid yet be distracted via the promise of ardour in the back of the duke's eco-friendly eyes and roguish grin. quickly their look for the lacking woman leads them to a mystery society constructed from the school's board of governors - an internal sanctum the place sensuality ideas - and gear seduces.
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She asked, her eyes widening a shade. "I tallied most everything that an army requires to move and fight and move again. " "That was mathematics," she said. " "Yes, well, one does what one is asked to do. If you are Wellington, you want to know you can rely on the accuracy of the count. Rifles. Cannons. Pistols. Men. Uniforms. Wagons. Boots. Horses. Saddles. " "Salted beef," Ria said. "Yes, I understand the importance of it, I just thought you did something…" Her voice trailed off. " he asked.
West thought it was even paler than it had looked in the carriage. It absorbed some of the reds and golds of the firelight, but that was only because, like sunshine, it had so little color of its own. Children sometimes had hair that was as light and fine a corn silk texture as this, but he could not recall seeing such a cascade on a woman grown. Four-and-twenty, she had told him. Standing before the fire, tugging on the damp curls of her unbound hair with fingers made clumsy by an awareness of his open regard, she looked no more than six-and-ten.
I did not say there were introductions. " He studied her face for a long moment. To her credit, she did not look away, but met his gaze directly. West suspected that she had kept her face averted before because she was afraid he would recognize her and have cause to send her away. Now that she had secured entry to his home, she was no longer so fearful that he would do so. He wasn't certain why she thought that was. He could put her back on the street as easily as he could have left her there.