By Cathy Maxwell
She by no means anticipated it'll come to this Desperation and an empty abdominal pressured Fiona Lachlan to conform to a plan that ended up luring the wickedly infamous Duke of Holburn into difficulty. every little thing went extraordinarily improper, and now she has discovered herself posing as his ward! And whereas she swore not anything can make her want a scoundrel, no matter if he was once a duke, she is now drawing ever towards the single guy she can't have . . . "Beware of innocence!" The Duke of Holburn had spent years heeding this caution, and in doing so, controlled to prevent the virginal younger women who were installed his direction. yet now his wild methods have got him into genuine probability. There are killers on the door and a temptingly appealing lady in his hands. he's approximately to discover himself seduced . . . and he's not rather definite he desires to face up to this time.
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He swung her around and without preamble, kissed her. Fiona's lips parted in surprise. Tension shot through her. She raised her hands to push him away. Nick wasn't about to let her go. He took her by both arms, turning his head, forcing the kiss, willing her to bend to him. She resisted, she held-and then she opened. He didn't waste time. He knew what he was doing. And yet, at the first full taste of her mouth, at the first hint of her submission, it was he who was trapped. Kissing her was different from kissing other women.
He didn't answer. Instead, his arm crossed his belly to hold off a cramping pain. " "Those men weren't Spanish," she whispered. "I know that," he said, irritation in his clipped tone. " she had to ask. She had to make sense of what had happened. His brows came together, his eyes still closed. "No. " It was a fair question but it offended her all the same. "Of course not. " "How comforting," was his dry reply. Fiona frowned at his sarcasm. "Perhaps you deserved that bellyache," she muttered. That comment brought a reaction out in him.
She had courage. Few spoke to him in that manner. Nick spread his arms to show he hid no tricks. " "He sent me instead," Nick answered and decided to lay all his cards on the table. Then perhaps she would relax to tell him her purpose and he could gain a clue to the mystery of Ramigio. "Lord Belkins owes me money. " It was no news that Belkins was done up. He'd lost huge sums to men all over town and the rumor was he had little chance of meeting those obligations. "He came to me yesterday with an offer.