By Stephanie Laurens
Marriage is out of the query! A profitable horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples girls like wines. yet after having his center trampled upon by way of an individual he really enjoyed, he has no purpose of falling for a lady back, not to mention be ensnared by means of the catch of marriage. Now, with a wide inheritance to his identify, Harry is familiar with that he'd most sensible begin working from London's matchmaking moms and widows. Harry heads for the racing city of Newmarket, in simple terms to come across Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a gorgeous, self sufficient widow. And earlier than he is familiar with it, Harry vows to guard Lucinda from town jam-packed with lonely playing males, regardless of her refusal to simply accept his numerous bargains of aid. Lucinda is striking -- an clever, gentle, marriage valuable lady -- yet will Harry allow himself be taken prisoner during this so much passionate of traps?
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As she worked through the ledgers, Lucinda came to the same somewhat reluctant conclusion. Blount wasn’t intentionally neglectful; he hadn’t meant to run the inn into the ground. He simply lacked direction and the experience to know what to do. html with a shrewdly assessing glance. ” She tapped her closed ledger with one arm of her glasses. ” The burly innkeeper looked so absurdly grateful Lucinda had to sternly suppress a reassuring smile. “I understand you were appointed to your present position on the death of the former landlord, Mr.
They were in the winner’s circle at Newmarket! Shaken to the depths of his soul, Harry dragged in a quick breath. He tore his gaze from her face, from the consternation that was filling her eyes, and the soft blush that had started to tinge her cheeks, and looked about them. No one, thank heaven, had seen. His heart pounding, he took a firm grip of her elbow— and took refuge in action. ” Lucinda nodded—the faintly bored drawl left her no choice. She felt—she didn’t know what—shaken, certainly, but regretful, and resentful, too.
Lucinda hurried forward, crooning her praises. Harry looked on indulgently. “Well, Lester! ” Harry turned as the President of the Jockey Club, present Head of the Race Committee, appeared at his elbow. In his hands, he held a gold-plated statuette in the shape of a lady. ” Shaking hands, Harry nodded. ” The President’s eye was on the horse and the woman apparently chatting to the beast. ” Harry knew very well that Lord Norwich was not referring to the mare. ” His tone was dry; Lord Norwich, who had known him from the cradle, lifted a brow at him.