Wicked Little Game (Berkley Sensation)

By Christine Wells

An "unforgettable"(ANNA CAMPBELL) Regency from the writer of the damaging Duke.

The Marquis of Vane hungers for woman Sarah from afar as she braves a disastrous marriage. that's till Sarah's husband makes him an indecent provide: one evening with Sarah for 10000 kilos. Passions explode and result in a perilous coincidence that may spell a life of regret-or love.

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Finch, my coach. He has been making inquiries approximately Maggie Day on our behalf. ” Finch bowed, grew to become his hat in his arms as though he longed to jam it on his head and be off. Sarah smiled. “Won’t you take a seat, Mr. Finch? ” He begun, as though she’d attempted to chunk him. “What, me, my girl? Bless you, no. I jest got here up simply because I knew it used to be pressing like. ” He took a breath. “I chanced on her and that i introduced her ’ere. Promised her a yellow boy if she got here wiv me. ” “Oh, that was once well-done of you,” acknowledged Sarah speedy. She might slightly restrain herself from charging down the steps.

Sarah didn’t answer, simply stood staring down at a black silk night costume, fingering the jet beading. She hadn’t worn something that advantageous in years. “Why so glum, my pricey? don't inform me you essentially grieve for that blackguard! ” No, she didn’t. Wasn’t that an lousy factor to confess? Sarah drew a protracted breath. “It used to be a terrible strategy to die. ” The countess gave a small shudder. “Pray, spare me the main points. ” Throwing one ultimate garment at the mattress with a hurry and rustle of silk, she close the clothespress. “What do you suggest to do now?

Nerves taut, she controlled, “I didn't kill my husband, sir. you need to think that. ” He leaned again in his chair, a quick wood rule propped among index hands. His face regarded weathered and gray, virtually expressionless, yet these darkish eyes ignored not anything lower than their shaggy brows. His bulldog jaw labored a bit ahead of he acknowledged, “I feel simply how smooth a place you’ve put your father in. the complete govt, come to that. ” Alarm set her pulse racing. “He doesn’t—” “No, the earl doesn’t be aware of.

I don't. ” She didn’t blame him for the bleak glance approximately his mouth at her rudeness. however the considered making an attempt on robes and choosing intimate clothing whereas he watched made her abdominal clench with apprehension. It smacked an excessive amount of of the connection among protector and mistress, no longer husband and spouse. He seemed approximately to assert anything, to argue along with her, maybe, yet replaced his brain. With one other fast, indignant shake of the top, he grew to become on his heel and strode to his dressing room, slamming the door in the back of him.

Sarah took additional care together with her toilette and wore a demure costume of muslin embroidered on the bodice and hem with spring flora. She didn’t doubt she figured in Vane’s brothers’ minds because the temptress who had bewitched their liked eldest sibling. She didn't desire to glance the half. Vane’s mom waved away her apologies for now not coming on to the home to greet her hostess. “Nonsense, nonsense! we don't stand upon rite the following, and also you are kin now, my pricey. ” The dowager smiled, patting the couch subsequent to her.

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