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Whilst the outrageously filthy rich Duke of Castleford is bequeathed a small piece of estate that homes a modest flower store, he encounters its proprietor, the mysterious Daphne Joyes-a budding rose who fast turns into the article of his seduction.
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So did a note of command, as if his preference was paramount. She decided that Mrs. Joyes would definitely not oblige his conceit. “I know her very well, and she will not see you without an introduction. ” “Inconvenient for us both. Mine is not a social call. ” Relief replaced irritation. She instantly looked more favorably on this visitor. No wonder there had been no letter. She was close enough to London for a personal meeting to be held. And of course this man would be curious about the property, if he had a hand in executing the duke’s will.
He strolled the few steps to the bench and sat. He made himself comfortable in the extreme. Back angled and shoulders propped as before, legs extended and arms crossed, he lounged beside her. She had to turn to see his face. “You know about that, do you? ” “We do have those mutual friends. ” “I do not think you mind. ” “And become as boring as our reformed mutual friends? ” “From what I hear, that is likely. Which is why I would like that lease no matter what the rent. ” “I see you are feeling better.
It had been years since she had felt that kind of stimulation. Forever. Perhaps he would just forget about his turn in the garden and leave her to her book, and she could— “I expect we will need that lantern soon enough on our stroll, but there is the slightest bit of twilight left now, Mrs. ” She managed to maintain her mask of disinterest despite the way he looked. The lantern’s illumination barely reached him where he filled the doorway, but the way it did made her pulse pound. Shadows and highlights cast his form and coat into an assemblage of crisp planes.