By Cathy Maxwell
Woman Julia Markham was once the toast of London Society -- until eventually an ill-advised tried elopement resulted in betrayal and left her sturdy identify in tatters. Now ruined, penniless, and determined, she has agreed to wed the magnetic and doubtless risky Brader Wolf. A rushing, phenomenally winning self-made businessman, Brader wishes this union to assist achieve him access into the drawing rooms of the aristocracy, not anything extra. Julia, besides the fact that, is a lady of infrequent ardour and bold, irresistibly interested in this enigmatic, infuriating guy, and no mere marriage of mutual comfort will do. yet how a long way will the lively good looks need to visit fulfill a center that would accept at the very least the affection of an entire life?
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Julia’s cheeks burned with humiliation. So he had heard what Harry said. Well, she wasn’t going to back down or let him bait her. ” His voice was curt, impatient. ” “Not if the marriage doesn’t take place. Trust me, Mr. Wolf, I have come up against my father before and won. I can do so again. ” Wolf leaned back in his chair and studied her. Defiantly, Julia stared back at him. She had no trouble maintaining her anger, since the cynical twist of his lips made him appear amused by her sense of bravado.
Brader sounded genuinely surprised. “It’s not done in polite society,” Julia answered, her body stiff as a board. “Nonsense. People waltz all the time. Relax. ” Julia couldn’t even justify that sacrilege with an answer. When she still didn’t relax, his eyebrow shot upward. ” The tone of his voice taunted her. She glared at his lapel, her anger building. “Are you doing this deliberately? ” “Make a spectacle of you? Good Lord, no. I All Things Beautiful 49 merely wish to dance. And I enjoy the waltz.
Neither her parents nor her brothers had expressed an interest in the date or time of her wedding. Even the servants tiptoed around the Markhams, aware that the tension would ease once Julia left the house. ” He looked past her shoulder, and Julia turned to see three women, one petite and heavily veiled. She could have bit off her tongue at her next words. ” Anger leapt into his eyes to blaze with golden fury. ” Abruptly he turned toward the slight man in spectacles and cleric’s collar. ” Julia’s face suffused with heat, but she refused to 56 Cathy Maxwell apologize.