By Stephanie Laurens
Whilst a gentleman is stressed and uninterested in the careless pleasures of London society, he must find a new diversion, and if that diversion is a gorgeous girl, rather a lot the better.
Jonas Tallent, who has masterfully taken the reins of his family's property, by no means anticipated a tasty morsel like pass over Emily Beauregard to step into his library, yet he definitely isn't approximately to rent her as supervisor for the village hotel. a girl as tempting as Emily belongs in a ballroom, or a bedroom--preferably his.
Emily herself hadn't anticipated her present conditions, yet she has her purposes and doesn't plan to proportion them, inspite of anyone as seductive as Jonas. but he may be so devilishly persuasive. yet a villain understands her mystery, and shortly threat threatens Em, her relations, and the strong love she and Jonas have present in every one other's palms.
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Perhaps. ' she declared bitterly. ' She presented her back to him then, groping in the bag that hung from one shoulder for the handkerchief she couldn't find. Jason watched her helpless fumblings for several minutes, and then extracted his own handkerchief from his pocket and handed it to her. But instead of thanking him, as he had expected, she snatched the pristine square of white linen and threw it on the floor, deliberately grinding the heel of her boot upon it. Jason stared, bleak-eyed, as she kicked the now soiledhandkerchief aside, and rubbed her nose unhygienically on the back of her hand.
Miss Holland was only too willing to agree, but she , followed Alexandra into her room when the woman had gone, and sank down rather wearily onto the bed. ' she asked, as the girl walked rather thoughtfully towards the open balcony doors, and Alexandra looked back at her with some misgivings. ' she exclaimed, trying to subdue the irritating feeling of anti-climax she herself was feeling, and her companion gave a somewhat helpless shrug of her shoulders. 'I get the feeling we're not altogether welcome," she confessed, taking out her handkerchief and wiping the grime of the journey from her, rather anxious features.
He knew instinctively that Miss Holland would have taken the post, wherever it was. She had that sort of de- feated air about her that smacked of too many interviews and too many disappointments. Nowadays, people wanted modern young governessess for their children, not middle- aged women, however well qualified. Miss Holland just wanted to work, and he wondered how long it was since she had done so. Still, he reflected wryly, he had enough prob- lems of his own right now. He couldn't be blamed for what was indisputably evident.