A Worthy Wife (Signet Regency Romance) by Barbara Metzger
By Barbara Metzger
Aurora's fiance was once speeding, well-bred--and already married! thankfully, the scoundrel's brother-in-law was firm to avoid wasting Aurora from disgrace--even if he needed to marry her himself...
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What, cat got your tongue again, my dear? Too bad you found it in the coach, or I would not be so late coming to you. I fell asleep after my bath. " "Did you? " He laughed and placed the tray on the bedside table, as if he were planning on staying. " "I was thinking the precise thing. For after breakfast tomorrow. " He sat on the edge of the bed and leaned over to blow out the candle. " "No! Don't do that. " She edged away from him across the mattress, which he unfortunately mistook for an invitation to join her on the bed.
She was paler than her ivory gown and as wispy as a flower stem, but she did have starch in her backbone. She was young and pretty, and her dress was of excellent quality, if not precisely modish by London standards. The current high-waisted style concealed her current dilemma nicely, he considered. She was tenderly ministering to her aunt, while her uncle and the vicar shared the fortifying contents of the earl's own flask. Kenyon took a long swallow when the flask was restored to him. " Aurora fainted.
I'll help with the interrogation," Lord Phelan volunteered, holding up his fists and hopping around like a spindle-shanked, bantam-weight pugilist. Windham turned to the young woman's uncle. "The man is a proven coward. I'm sure he'll tell us what we need to know without such drastic measures. " "Oh, dear, no. " The earl nodded his agreement. Then he turned to the beleaguered bride. "Honor demands my offer, Miss, ah, McPhee," he began, although no one could possibly hold him responsible for her present situation, except in his office of bearer of ill tidings.