By Paula Marshall
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The Duchess of Cosway yearns for a guy she hasn't ever met . . . her husband.
Married through proxy as a toddler, woman Isidore has spent years warding off lecherous males in each eu courtroom whereas ready to satisfy her husband. She's decided to simply accept him, regardless of how unattractive the duke seems to be. whilst she eventually lures Simeon Jermyn again to London, his darkish handsomeness places Isidore's worst fears to rest—until catastrophe strikes.
The duke calls for an annulment.
Forsaking his adventuresome previous, Simeon has again to London able to include the lifetime of a formal duke, merely to discover that his meant spouse is just too ravishing, too headstrong, and too sensual to be the docile duchess he has in brain. yet Isidore won't surrender her declare to the title—or him—without a fight.
She will do no matter what it takes to seize Simeon's middle, no matter if it potential sacrificing her advantage. in any case, a consummated marriage can't be annulled.
Yet in forcing Simeon right into a scrumptious hand over, will Isidore hazard not just her dignity—but her center?
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Ralph's sigh of relief was internal. Good girl. She couldn't have answered the Inspector with more appa ent truth if he had had time to coach her. Intercepting a glance from the Inspector, Sergea~ Johnson now piped up. " "No, Sergeant, I haven't. Why? " The Inspector, who was apparently in the habit engaging in a duet with his sergeant, took up t~ questioning again, watching Clare closely as he spoke. "Mr. Peele was murdered in his rooms last night, son time between seven and eleven o'clock, we think.
She wondered what Ralph's was. "Mrs. Norton-Norris," replied Ralph with a sidelong glance at her as they reached his home where he was leaving the Bentley in its garage; the Norton-Norrises' palace being a short distance away at the other end of Park Lane. They walked along the red carpet under the canopy which led to the front doors, an arrangement which was de rigeur for society occasions. A string of superbly dressed men and women preceded and followed them. Many of them tipped their hats or made some kind of acknowledgment to Ralph, but merely stared at Clare.
All the gallantry which had been missing from his behaviour the night before, Clare noticed acidly, was now being ladled over her. "Indeed, Major Schuyler. Were you acquainted with Mr. " he asked as Ralph emerged from Clare's small kitchen, carrying a Woolworth's tumbler full of water. "Mr. Schuyler, if you please," retorted Ralph briskly as he tenderly handed Clare the tumbler. Her sigh of gratitude was not all a pretence. He was creating a breathing space for her in which she could prepare herself to give the Inspector the least self-compromising answer she could.
An Affair Of Honour by Paula Marshall