A Lady Of Expectations (Regencies, Book 6; Lester Family by Stephanie Laurens

By Stephanie Laurens

Unique ebook: 1996

Jack Lester has to discover a bride...

But the place can he locate the correct lady? She should be appealing, type, an exceptional conversationalist...and most vital, she has to just accept him as he's: devilishly good-looking, captivating and, so far as an individual is aware, terrible as a church mouse! If London society discovers his hidden wealth, he'll by no means locate the fitting wife.

Jack's center races while he first lays eyes on Sophie Winterton. She is every thing he desires--and more--but he's stuck in his personal seize. Believing that Jack must marry into wealth, Sophie rejects all his advances, convinced he may by no means marry a negative woman like her. As they play out a video game of cat and mouse, can Jack persuade her that she is the girl he wants--and that he's the husband she merits?

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An den Schläfen des Münzmarschalls schwollen die Adern. Das quadratische Gesicht färbte ein verräterisches Rot, die Hand zuck34 te über den Schreibtisch, nahm ein Papier und riß es anklagend hoch: »Willst du mich auch noch belügen? Hier! Ein Protokoll. Und die Polizei hat es mir selbst ins Haus gebracht. Rat Wallerscheid hat sich dieser Mühe unterzogen. Und das nur, weil er ein Freund ist, ein wahrer Freund… Aber diese Sache ist so himmelschreiend, daß auf ihn nicht länger zu zählen ist. Ich tu's auch nicht.

Ich tu's auch nicht. « Otto Heinrich fühlte, wie sich sein Rücken verkrampfte. Sein Herz, wie es klopfte! Und auch der Kopf begann wieder zu schmerzen. Er versuchte nachzudenken. Er vermochte es nicht zu glauben. So wenig Zeit war vergangen. Wie sollte sein Vater jetzt schon einen Bericht von dem Burschenschafter-Comment im Fährhaus bekommen haben? Oder hatten die Polizei-Spitzel Fehlin und ihn bereits auf ihrem Weg verfolgt? Waren sie tatsächlich überall? Sein Hals war trocken. Er brachte keinen Ton heraus.

Die langen, etwas knochigen Hände blätterten die Seiten des Buches wie in Gedanken um, während die Augen unter den buschigen Brauen in dem asketischen Gesicht beim Lesen fast geschlossen waren. Die merkwürdige Erscheinung des Fremden zog den Jüngling ungemein an. Er konnte nicht sagen, was ihn an diesem Manne interessierte, denn sein Äußeres war weder schön noch häßlich, sondern von jener Allgemeinheit, die nirgends auffällt. Und doch strömte die Ruhe und das ganze Bild dieses lesenden Mannes in der Grotte eine solche Macht auf Otto Heinrich Kummer aus, daß er sich unwillkürlich erhob und dem Manne näher trat.

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