By Sabrina Jeffries
From New York Times bestselling writer and "grand mistress of storytelling" (Romantic Times) Sabrina Jeffries comes the second one seductive tale in her institution for Heiresses Series.
"You cannot steer clear of him without end, Louisa. simply inform him you are not , and positioned an finish to it."
-- Mrs. Charlotte Harris, headmistress
Marry? by no means! it is going to finish Louisa North's paintings along with her girls reform workforce -- and fact be informed, she likes her independence a great deal, regardless of her royal father's protests. So whilst Simon Tremaine, the rushing Duke of Foxmoor whom she as soon as enjoyed -- and had exiled from England -- returns bent on marrying her, she's skeptical. Does he actually take care of her, or does he easily wish revenge? it really is tough to withstand Simon's risky charms, as the hearth among them nonetheless burns as sizzling as ever. but if his ulterior rationale for marriage is uncovered, besides the deeply buried secrets and techniques of his prior, Louisa vows to make him pay . . . and the cost might be his center.
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I instructed him he aren't hearken to his spouse, that girls have been fickle creatures swayed via each emotion and never to be depended on. ” Louisa swallowed. “I feel you have been deliberating how I’d had you despatched off to India. ” Simon’s gaze shot to her. “Certainly now not. I deserved what you did—even then i spotted that. ” He raked a hand via his hair. “When I recommended Colin, i used to be now not taking into account any particular lady. i used to be simply spouting nonsense my grandfather poured into my ears while i used to be growing to be up. ” His grandfather? not anyone ever spoke ailing of the Earl of Monteith, whose tenure as top minister have been considered as marvelous via Whig and Tory alike. yet that didn’t suggest he hadn’t been a scoundrel in his inner most existence. Simon sank right into a within reach chair. “In the tip, Colin enable me consultant him. He didn’t have a choice—he may possibly hardly ever assemble a strength himself to march at the peshwa. ” He buried his face in his fingers. “So whilst the Marathas set fireplace to the place of abode at Poona, we have been thirty miles away, headed for Bombay. the scoop reached us quick, and we raced there with the small strength we had handy, yet we arrived to discover Colin’s spouse loss of life. ” “And that’s if you made your promise to her,” she whispered. He lifted his face to her, his soreness carving traces in his good-looking positive aspects. “She had constantly desired to see him get what was once rightfully his. It used to be the single factor i'll provide to make up for…oh God, every little thing. ” This time whilst she laid her hand on his arm, he didn’t withstand. “That’s why you fought so difficult on the conflict of Kirkee,” Louisa acknowledged softly. “To avenge her. ” “To avenge all of them,” Simon choked out. “And to pay for my errors. have you learnt what number innocents have been killed sooner than the conflict all started? How a lot destruction used to be wrought in town simply because I—” “Made a call in response to constrained knowledge,” she instructed him. “You did what any chief does. You weighed the alternatives and selected what appeared most sensible. ” “You don’t understand,” he acknowledged with a shake of his head. “I must have long gone myself to evaluate the placement. I do not need trusted the incorrect officials. I must have listened—” “To a girl you didn’t belief? ” “She used to be correct, rattling it! ” “Yes. but when you’d acted on her info and she or he had proved to be flawed, may you blame your self any much less for no matter what ensued? ” He stared bleakly at her, then dragged her onto his lap and clasped her so tightly to his chest that she might scarcely breathe. “You are too variety to me, sweetheart. ” She stroked his hair. “And you're too not easy on your self. ” “Not demanding sufficient. You didn’t see Colin’s spouse along with her blood gushing from her wound, her eyes huge with terror as demise took her. And Colin weeping over her physique. The images…still hang-out me at evening. ” “As good they need to. ” whilst his anguished gaze swung to her, she caressed his cheek. “If they didn’t, you'd be a chilly shell of a creature, incapable of feeling. rather than a warm-blooded guy devoted to doing what’s correct. ” “I am unsure i do know what's correct. If i'll make this type of enormous mistakes once—” “You can make one back, definite.