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By Sara Reinke

Charlotte Engle reveals herself at the mistaken finish of a pistol whilst her trainer is stopped by means of infamous highwaymen, the Black Trio. even if Charlotte survives the stumble upon none the more serious for put on, her mom, woman Epping, comes to a decision Charlotte is wanting a husband to guard her. Charlotte is prone to agree in basic terms while brought to Kenley Fairfax. Kenley is captivating and good-looking, a tender lord with a sordid previous and a name for difficulty. He’s simply the kind to strike Charlotte’s fancy—and horrify her mom. while woman Epping arranges a wedding to an unbearable cad, even though, Kenley involves her rescue stating she has already agreed to marry him. Kenley charms and excites Charlotte greater than any guy she has ever met, yet can she particularly marry an individual she has recognized under per week? a guy with secrets and techniques in his lifestyles he retains fiercely guarded? let alone one her mom despises? The nearer Charlotte attracts to the reality approximately Kenley, the extra she realizes he may be able to way more treachery than she had believed attainable, and the extra she unearths herself fascinated about an online of deceit that incorporates late-night conspiracies, street theft, cold-blooded homicide, and—most unforeseen of all—love.

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He set her daintily on the ground once more, and she stared up at him, wide-eyed and delighted. ” she cried, slapping the sleeve of his justicoat. ” 32 SA R A R EINK E “Charlotte, do not hit your brother,” Lady Epping said. “And your mouth! Where have you learned such dreadful—” “My return was meant to be a surprise,” Reilly said to Charlotte, leaning down and kissing the corner of her mouth. “How many times in the last six months has Mother written to Aunt Maude, asking you to visit? You have proven obstinate in your excuses not to come back to Epping.

But do not worry for that. ” He held her for a long moment and then drew away. “I have read your essays, Charlotte,” he said. “Do not 43 pay James Houghton any mind. ” she asked, surprised. “Of course I have,” he said. “My sister is a published author—that makes me very proud. ” She blinked at him, pleased and dumbfounded. She was completely unaware Lord Epping had ever seen— much less purchased—one of her chapbooks. “They are very good, Charlotte,” Reilly told her. “I especially liked the one where you criticized arranged marriages.

These were conversations about things she found interesting, if not fascinating, and she meant to be a part of them, whether welcomed or not. “The aristocracy as we know it here in rural England is in its waning stages,” she said. Several hands of cards 60 SA R A R EINK E had been played, and her meager allotment of coins had grown considerably. She fanned her cards before her face, considered the wager on the table, and took a sip of Reilly’s brandy. Julian laughed. ” he asked. He glanced about the table, his brow arched at his fellows.

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