By Edith Layton
A bride to save lots of his identify . . . except he reveals a prosperous wife—and soon—Lord Ian Sutcombe will lose every little thing. Left deeply in debt via his silly father and grasping stepmother, his purely wish is to marry for cash. Stung by means of a suitor's merciless betrayal, Hannah Leeds, daughter of a filthy rich service provider, wasn't definite she'd ever love back. So while her father arranges her betrothal to the good-looking lord, she has the same opinion. It used to be not more than a wedding of comfort. they might honor and obey, yet by no means love . . . until eventually a simmering ardour exploded right into a scorching affair. Now, with Hannah socializing with participants of the ton and one other guy out to win her center, Ian will do every little thing in his energy to teach Hannah she is his ecstasy, his hope fulfilled . . . and oh much more than a bride for his comfort.
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Because both Foster and Mr. Leeds were smiling more freely now. Ian knew he could sometimes look forbidding. But the young woman, Hannah was her name, he remembered, didn’t look a whit happier than when she’d entered the room. It wasn’t that she was sad; rather she was still, and looked sober and concerned. But if he was signing his life away, Ian thought, so was she. And he had more cause to do it. Or did he? He should and would insist on at least a sixmonth engagement before any actual ceremony.
Don’t worry about the young Eros over there. He won’t be a factor with us. ” she asked, stopping to look at him, her eyes wide. ” “No,” he said, scowling. “But surely you know ours will be a marriage of convenience. I mean,” he said patiently as she gaped at him, “I won’t trouble you to make love to me. ” she said, her hand on her heart, her expression filled with horror. “You don’t understand. ” Chapter 4 nm T here was silence in the little garden. Ian’s face showed no expression. Hannah was so horrified by what she’d said she actually reached out and touched his sleeve.
Mr. Leeds demanded angrily. “So Society can meet my future wife,” Ian said. “And she, them. But there’s no need for her to hang about, waiting for insult. It won’t be within my hearing, of course. But I can’t be at her elbow every second. ” Hannah’s father asked incredulously. “Never,” Ian said patiently. “Those who care about such things remember for generations. ” Mr. Leeds pulled on his lower lip. “I don’t A BRIDE FOR HIS CONVENIENCE 41 know,” he said, looking at Hannah. “I expected snobbery, but this?