By Stephanie Laurens
Marriage is out of the query! A winning horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples girls like wines. yet after having his middle trampled upon via somebody he truly enjoyed, he has no purpose of falling for a girl back, not to mention be ensnared by way of the seize of marriage. Now, with a wide inheritance to his identify, Harry is familiar with that he'd top commence working from London's matchmaking moms and widows. Harry heads for the racing city of Newmarket, basically to come across Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a stunning, self sustaining widow. And sooner than he is aware it, Harry vows to guard Lucinda from the city filled with lonely playing males, regardless of her refusal to simply accept his numerous deals of support. Lucinda is awesome -- an clever, smooth, marriage worthwhile lady -- yet will Harry enable himself be taken prisoner during this such a lot passionate of traps?
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Html But that was impossible—she was his danger, his Waterloo. From now on, every time he looked into her face would be like looking down the barrel of a loaded gun. A weapon that could land him in painful slavery. If he was wise, he wouldn’t look too frequently. Lucinda sensed his withdrawal although he cloaked it well. His urbane charm came to the fore—but he would not meet her eyes, her puzzled glances. They finally escaped the crowds and walked back, in silence, to the stables. He lifted her to his curricle and swung up beside her, his expression closed.
In fact,” she continued, her old eyes lighting, “it could well be a positive advantage. ” It was Lucinda’s turn to look puzzled. ” Eyes wide, Em turned to face her. “What he’ll see is a mature and capable woman, one of superior sense who can manage his household and family while at the same time providing more—” she paused to gesture “—satisfying companionship than a young girl ever could. ” Lucinda’s eyes narrowed. She favored her impossible hostess with a long stare. ” Em sat back, a smile on her lips.
There were other ladies, too, whom he had not seen fit to comment upon, who, she suspected, held dubious right to the title. The race-track, however, was an overwhelmingly male domain—every sub-category of the male population was certainly represented. Lucinda was quite sure she would have neither the courage nor the inclination to attend again— not unless Harry Lester was her escort. “It’s nearly time for the next race. ” Lucinda nodded, conveying with a glance her intention of staying with him.