By Stephanie Laurens
Unique e-book: 2005
The males of the Bastion membership are strong, unswerving, and never averse to overcoming possibility in the event that they needs to. Now, after years of unswerving provider to the Crown, they each one -- one after the other -- needs to face that maximum hazard of all ...love.
The final of his line, Jack, Baron Warnefleet, has fled London after approximately being compromised into marrying a dreadful lady. Turning his again at the whole idea of marriage, he rides domestic to the property he has now not visible for years, made up our minds to set in movement another process action.
But then within the lane earlier than his gate, Jack rescues a startlingly appealing girl from a menacing, unmanageable horse. notwithstanding, whereas he starts off through taking command, the girl maintains by means of taking it again. woman Clarice Altwood is not any meek and delicate leave out. She is the very antithesis of thewoolly-headed younger women Jack has rejected as no longer for him. Clarice is delectably appealing, past eligible, undeniably able, and fully unforgettable. Why in the world is she rusticating within the country?
That enigma is compounded by way of secret, and it's fast transparent thatClarice is at risk. Jack needs to use each ounce of his crafty and wit to guard this hugely autonomous and richly passionate lady ... who has so fast stolen his middle.
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I shall give you to the count of five to make yourself scarce. Otherwise I shall make you exceedingly sorry. One. Two. " The tall ruffian shoved another clodpole out of the way and pushed forward. "All this daring and daunting will burst your stays, my fair delicates. And all for what? The smallest problem: one chick, and two hens wanting her. Lots of chicks about, aren't there? Not worth disturbing the King's peace and annoying the constables, is it? " He drew out his purse. "Here's what we'll do.
And ten stone, stripped. " Raucous laughter and the usual lewd comments greeted this witticism. Neither the laughter nor the obscenities disconcerted Lydia. She knew this rough world; she'd spent most of her childhood in it. But the crowd's noise recalled her to the main issue. The girl she'd set out to rescue stood frozen in place, wearing the hunted expression of one who'd found herself in the jungle, surrounded by cannibals—which was not far off the mark. Still, Lydia could not let this moron have the last word.
He had no wish to corrupt the boy's morals, and he set out fully meaning to return Robin in a fortnight. Vere could not be a father to him or any child, he was well aware. He was not a suitable role model. He hadn't a wife—and had no intention of getting one—to do the things females did, the soft things, to balance his rough, uncivilized ways. His household comprised one servant, his valet Jaynes, who possessed all the soft, maternal qualities of a dyspeptic porcupine. This "household," furthermore, had not occupied a fixed abode since Vere had left Oxford.