By Elizabeth Boyle
"""A younger girl with a fortune is topic to every type of untoward attentions via the worst kind of vagrants."" — Aunt Allegra
A lesson Tabitha Timmons, a penniless spinster, hasn't ever had to heed. that's, until eventually she is left an unlimited fortune payable purely upon her marriage to the very decent Mr. Barkworth—a fit that provides little probability of gaining knowledge of precisely what her aunt skill by means of ""untoward attentions.""
But a similar can't be stated whilst the Duke of Preston occurs alongside Tabitha's direction. He spies a rebellious streak in her that fits his personal and he makes it his undertaking to avoid wasting her from the sort of passionless fit, interfering in her existence at each flip. All too quickly, Preston—whose very identify spells ruin—has Tabitha stuck among the great fortune that promises her defense, and his kiss, which provides a completely various type of happily-ever-after.
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You are looking splendid yourself. ” Though he addressed Reilly, his gaze had averted to Charlotte and remained fixed there. When Reilly declared, “Lies. Naught but lies. Do not believe a word that bloody yob wrote,” Kenley laughed, but kept his eyes upon Charlotte, his expression softened as though with wonder. ” Reilly asked. He hooked his hand against the back of Kenley’s neck and drew him close in a brief but fond embrace. “You have run off to Italy and learned manners on us, rot you. ” At last, Kenley looked away from Charlotte, and as he did, she nearly stumbled.
She blinked again. ” He laughed. “Because I wanted to,” he said. “I would be daft not to. ” Charlotte shook her head. “No,” she said. “I mean . . yes. I . . I do not . . ” He chuckled, and she met his gaze. “I should slap you,” she said. “I would prefer if you did not,” Kenley said. A loud rattling, the sudden, heavy falling of hoofbeats startled her, and Charlotte turned, her eyes flown wide as grooms drove a carriage toward them, heading for the front of the house. Two more followed almost immediately, and for the first time, Charlotte took notice of the quality of daylight, and the hour this surely indicated.
I would prefer if you did not,” Kenley said. A loud rattling, the sudden, heavy falling of hoofbeats startled her, and Charlotte turned, her eyes flown wide as grooms drove a carriage toward them, heading for the front of the house. Two more followed almost immediately, and for the first time, Charlotte took notice of the quality of daylight, and the hour this surely indicated. ” she gasped, as the first carriage rolled past. She turned to Kenley, wide-eyed with alarm. ” 63 HIGHWAYMAN LOVER He opened the front flap of his greatcoat and reached beneath, finding the fob pocket of his breeches and retrieving his watch.