By Allison Lane
A bold younger lord, seeing a tender girl floundering in an icy river, instantly dives to her rescue. yet in saving her lifestyles, he virtually loses his personal! whilst he involves, he unearths himself by myself with the mysterious girl in a small state cottage. And although he had effectively shunned the marriage-minded maidens of the "ton" for years, he felt honor-bound to suggest to his attractive benefactor. in any case, that they had spent the evening on my own, and the scandal will be insufferable. however the lady vehemently refuses, and disappears. however the younger lord unearths himself no longer so prepared to permit move of her, and the chase is on.
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He would send for Elizabeth immediately, he decided as a footman roughly stripped off Symington's clothes. Something clattered onto the floor: a card case fit for a duke. He fingered the jeweled lid, then extracted a card and set the case on the washstand. His eyes gleamed as he noted the confirmation: Earl of Symington Orchards, Sussex The answer to his every dream. Mrs. Hughes must keep his guest alive until Elizabeth arrived. **** Where am I? Sedge cracked his eyes open. He was cold. Shudderingly cold.
Anne ran into me downstairs. ” He sighed. "You'd have to wed the chit anyway after last night, so why the long face? " "Certainly, and finding her here saves me the effort of hunting her down. But there are too many questions. She refused—again—to consider marriage, despite Fosdale's heavy-handed threats to destroy her if she failed to comply. Unfortunately, he overheard us talking about last night. ” He shrugged. ” Sedge was frowning. "I don't know what to think. Does she also entertain fantasies about trapping a duke's heir?
He tethered his horse to the balustrade, irked when no one appeared to take the beast. He was not known as a harsh taskmaster, but his own staff would never have allowed a stranger to approach unseen. Hurrying up the stairs, he cursed when his fingers automatically reached for his card case. No identification. Money wouldn't work here. And fear increased his sense of urgency. He had to see Sedge. A butler answered the door. "I am Mr. Randolph,” he began. “Until we became separated yesterday, I was traveling with Lord Symington.