A Well Pleasured Lady (Fairchild Family, Book 1) by Christina Dodd

By Christina Dodd

Unique e-book: 1997

Prim, simple, desperately virtuous woman Mary Fairchild stared on the seductive gentleman and questioned -- did he take into account the weather of the evening they met? without doubt no longer. within the ten years considering the fact that, she had deserted her younger impetuousness and reworked herself right into a housekeeper -- disguising her good looks underneath a servant's dour garments made up our minds to overcome the passions of the past.

But Sebastian Durant, Viscount Whitfield, did realize her as a Fairchild, one in every of his family's sour enemies. while he demanded her aid recuperating a stolen diary, she dared now not refuse him. whilst he proposed they masquerade as a betrothed couple, loyalty compelled her to agree. And whilst the restraint among them shattered and enjoyment turned an obsession, Mary needed to belief a robust guy who may ship her to the gallows ... or love her via eternity.

 

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Ria chided herself for not offering up mat most simple explanation. She just hadn't thought of it. The truth was that while he had not been aware of her for two decades past, it could not be said that she was in ignorance of Mm. She did not tell him this, however. Instead she said, "Mr. " Ria watched West mull this over. As a lie it was a good one, she realized, for he was prepared to believe he might be betrayed for some coin. It also explained her earlier dissembling as an attempt to protect the footman from retaliation.

She was too startled to deny any or all of those things. "No," he said, answering for her. " For once Ria was glad that her thoughts were so clearly expressed on her face. "It is too late to impose your presence on any of the suitable females of my acquaintance, therefore I will escort you to suitable lodgings not far from here. " West paused long enough to allow Ria to put forth an argument. He hoped it was good sense rattier than exhaustion that kept her from doing so. Rising to his feet, he said, "Wait here.

West thought Ria made this recitation with some effort to detach herself from it. He understood and appreciated what it cost her to do so. "Us? " he asked, prompting her gently to continue. "Who is us? " "My great-grandfather. I was living with him when word came. " It was precisely this sort of revelation that made his head hurt. " Ria regarded him from under the raised sweep of her perfectly arched brows. "I thought I did," she said. "Shall I draw the tree for you? Connect the—" He held up one hand, palm out.

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