By Suzanne Enoch
It used to be a Scandal ready to occur . . . Colonel Phineas Bromley is a legend—on the battlefield and within the bed room. notwithstanding he is gained many wars, or even extra hearts, not anything might arrange him for his new lifestyles. while Phin discovers that somebody has been pushing his relations towards break, he assumes the function of a mythical highwayman. driving out in the course of the evening, hidden at the back of a masks, Phin heads instantly into difficulty . . . and into the hands of the ravishing woman round the corner. Coming face-to-face with a masked guy didn't frighten Alyse Donnelly because it must have. as a substitute, she unearths him really rushing. yet her silly middle has led her into hassle ahead of, and supporting a fugitive may perhaps suggest jeopardizing her personal plans, regardless of how engaging his kisses. Now, because the threat grows, Alyse needs to choose among freedom . . . and the opportunity for real love.
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He slogged out of the pasture and rode back to the broad white manor house. The flooded pasture was ill luck enough. But the way Donnelly had chosen to resolve the matter troubled him even more. With one carelessly designed and easily prevented dam mistake, the viscount might have set two allied families at odds. And since Donnelly had shifted the dam from its original location, Phineas had to wonder whether it could have been intentional. Beth liked Lord Donnelly, and William likewise seemed to consider him a friend.
Heavy for luncheon. ” “Shakespeare is far too risqué, and I wouldn’t be caught dead reading Chaucer, you silly girl. ” Mrs. Donnelly waved her back out the door. ” Scowling now that no one could see her, Alyse went into the library for Paradise Lost and then headed for the stairs and the breakfast room. “Ah, good morning, Alyse,” her cousin said from his seat at the head of the breakfast table. The carcasses of what looked like the remainders of all the strawberries save her hidden three lay piled to one side of his plate.
Phineas looked at his so-called valet for a moment. He’d noticed the rest himself, but he hadn’t known Before the Scandal 55 about the tenant cottages. And that was after only a single day in residence. He drew a breath. “My sister admits that she lied about my brother’s health to get me here,” he said slowly, “but she’s apparently given her word not to involve me in anything further. ” “I think that’s fine an’ noble of ye, Colonel, but I don’t see how bein’ a highwayman can—” “I need information, without drawing suspicion to my family or to me.