By Stephanie Laurens
Marriage is out of the query! A profitable horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples girls like wines. yet after having his middle trampled upon by way of somebody he really enjoyed, he has no goal of falling for a lady back, not to mention be ensnared by way of the capture of marriage. Now, with a wide inheritance to his identify, Harry is aware that he'd most sensible commence operating from London's matchmaking moms and widows. Harry heads for the racing city of Newmarket, merely to come across Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a stunning, self sufficient widow. And ahead of he is aware it, Harry vows to guard Lucinda from the city packed with lonely playing males, regardless of her refusal to simply accept his numerous bargains of aid. Lucinda is amazing -- an clever, delicate, marriage helpful girl -- yet will Harry allow himself be taken prisoner during this such a lot passionate of traps?
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Ah, yes. Mr. ” Harry glanced at Lucinda’s face; her tone had turned distinctly chilly. “Well, Mr. ” Lucinda blinked. ” “A hedge-tavern, I suspect,” Harry put in dryly. ” Lucinda met his gaze, then looked back at Blount. “Well, Blount, Mr. Scrugthorpe is no longer Babbacombe and Company’s agent, largely because of the rather odd way he thought to do business. And, I fear, if you wish to remain an employee of the company, you’re going to have to learn to manage the Green Goose in a more commercial fashion.
It’s all the fault of the light-skirts, of course. ” “Naturally—Harry’s all male to his toes. He’ll be as reluctant as the best of them, I don’t doubt. ” Em brought her gaze back to Lucinda’s face. ” Lucinda’s head came up; she met Em’s old eyes and saw in them a wealth of understanding. She hesitated for only a moment. ” Em sat back and shrewdly regarded Lucinda. ” For a long moment, Lucinda stared at her hostess— then shifted her gaze to the gardens. Em sat patiently watching her—slim, dark-haired, fingers clasped in her lap, her expression calm and uninformative, a faraway look in her soft blue eyes.
Why can he not take on the challenge of such as Blount? ” Lucinda’s lips quirked. ” She slanted a deliberately provocative glance his way. ” Harry snorted. “As you well know, you performed a minor miracle. That man will now work himself to the bone—which will be a distinct improvement in itself. ” Lucinda wondered why she was allowing him to put in his oar. Perhaps because it had been a long time since anyone had tried? “Mr. Anthony Mabberly is all of twenty-three. ” “Ah, yes. ” Harry cast her a quick glance.