A Notorious Proposition (Avon Romantic Treasure) by Adele Ashworth

By Adele Ashworth

From mattress companions . . . years in the past, whereas on task for the Crown, darkly good-looking Garrett Burke left woman Ivy Wentworth dozing bare in his mattress as he went looking for the lacking Martello diamonds. After apprehending the dastardly thief, he meant to spend the remainder of his lifestyles within the palms of the auburn-haired good looks. but if the case got here to a stunning and hazardous finish, Garrett was once convinced he'd been betrayed . . . To companions in crime Ivy as soon as enjoyed Garrett with a virtuous middle, yet nowadays she will slightly stand him. Arriving at a abandoned property on a mysterious errand, she by no means anticipated to determine him back, nor suppose a similar ecstasy she as soon as did at his contact. Now, joined with him within the look for the mythical jewels, she is keen to chance every little thing. every little thing, that's, other than her middle . . .

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She raised her cup took a quick sip of tea. “It wasn’t long after the ball that the authorities took Lord Rothebury to London to stand trial, and the property was locked and the regular staff discharged. ” Garrett’s chair creaked as he readjusted his body, spreading his right leg out so that he conveniently pushed the toe of his shoe under the hem of her gown. A NOTORIOUS PROPOSITION 55 She didn’t move, pretending ignorance lest he think to fluster her again by that somewhat intimate action. ” Garrett asked, speculation in his tone.

56 ADELE ASHWORTH “Good heavens, no, and what a mystery he is,” she maintained, leaning forward to place her cup and saucer on the tea table. ” Garrett probed. ” Mrs. Rodney patted her the corners of her mouth with her linen napkin, stalling, Ivy was certain, for effect. “Well, it’s been said in . . circles that the man is either an invalid, or a rake of the most clever and notorious kind. It would explain why he’s never appeared in public, or chosen to introduce himself to Winter Garden’s polite society.

Mrs. Rodney cleared her throat, and they both looked back at their hostess. ” With Ian’s approval. ” “And where is your brother . . ” That guarded question came from Garrett, whose composure had hardened just the slightest. “I believe he’s still on the Continent,” was her very vague reply, covering the worry in her voice as best she could. ” Her preference? Meaning someone of her class, she supposed. He goaded her purposely, she was sure, because he had to know marriage for her now was completely out of the question.

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