By Suzanne Enoch
It used to be a Scandal ready to ensue . . . Colonel Phineas Bromley is a legend—on the battlefield and within the bed room. even though he is received many wars, or even extra hearts, not anything may perhaps organize him for his new lifestyles. while Phin discovers that somebody has been pushing his kinfolk towards damage, he assumes the position of a mythical highwayman. driving out in the midst of the evening, hidden in the back of a masks, Phin heads immediately into difficulty . . . and into the hands of the ravishing woman round the corner. Coming face-to-face with a masked guy didn't frighten Alyse Donnelly because it must have. as an alternative, she unearths him fairly speeding. yet her silly center has led her into difficulty ahead of, and aiding a fugitive might suggest jeopardizing her personal plans, irrespective of how attractive his kisses. Now, because the threat grows, Alyse needs to make a selection among freedom . . . and the opportunity for real love.
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That could be a problem, and not just here. If Beth was unwilling to be communicative, he could only imagine what he might face with the rest of the citizenry. ” “Tell that to bloody Mr. ” The fellow gestured at the still angry-looking man on horseback on the far side of the stream. The name was familiar, and unusual enough that Phineas was willing to risk being in error. “Stuggley,” he repeated aloud. ” The tall man’s expression eased a little. “The same, Colonel Bromley. My father retired a year ago now.
To him she’d been a friendly face from a kinder past. She recognized that look because she’d felt the same way herself. Once he learned what had happened, how her fortunes had fallen, he wouldn’t smile when next they met. Or worse, he would smile behind her back. Frustration, anger, loathing at her so-called relations all mingled thickly in her bones and her blood. For five years she’d attempted to make the best of things, learned to be grateful for small kindnesses that scarcely would have reached her notice previously.
What about our wages? ” Phin lifted an eyebrow, but kept his voice even. “See Lord Donnelly. ” “Damned soldier’s got a ramrod up ’is arse,” Brown sneered. If Phineas hadn’t had the uniform on, if he didn’t have William’s reputation currently in his hands, he would have been quite willing to show Brown just how flexible he could be where legalities were concerned. He’d never wanted to be two separate people so badly before. Riding away at a brisk trot would have put a good period to the conversation, but Daffodil falling down Before the Scandal 51 dead in the mud would not.