An Affair Of Honour by Paula Marshall
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Unique book: 1996
Imogen Waterstone has regularly prided herself on being a completely self sufficient younger lady, yet now she wishes a guy of implacable will and nerves of iron. That's why she invited Matthias Marshall, notorious Earl of Colchester, to her domestic in higher Strickland. Who higher than the mythical explorer to aid her lay the proper catch?
Her scheme is easy, relatively: She plans to allow it's identified that after she inherited her uncle's choice of antiquities, she additionally inherited a map to a superb historical treasure. She's definite that her enemy could danger financial disaster in pursuit of the legendary artifact. And to make doubly yes the scoundrel took the bait, she wishes Colchester to fake that he's out to seduce Imogene in order that he, too, may possibly get his palms on her map.
Yet in all of her plotting, Imogene by no means anticipates Colchester's violent response to her request or her personal electrifying response to him. Neither does she anticipate malevolent probability may emerge from the labyrinth of London--sinister adequate to hazard her and Colchester's lives.
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Was taken. " But his man assures us that nothing "Mysterious, indeed, Inspector. " May I ask how Mr. "He was shot, sir. " Ralph planted a loving kiss on the bit of Clare's cheek which he could see. "May I suggest to you that if you have finished questioning us, you might leave us as soon as possible. As you can see, Miss Windham is in a state of shock. " "Certainly not, sir. If you could give my Sergeant your own address, I would be most grateful to you. I already have the lady's. " "Oh, I do hope not," Ralph said earnestly, patting Clare on the shoulder as though she were an unhappy baby who needed comforting.
But how had he known her measurements? Oh, there was nothing remarkable about that. He must have examined her things either whilst she was in the bath, or some time during the next morning whilst she slept. One half of her said, send them back, either with regrets, or without. The other half of her longed to put them on, to be once again the girl whom men and women had turned round to look at because of the excellence- of her taste--something Boy had always been proud of. Clare was about to put the dress back into its box in order to return it, when temptation struck.
Better and better, he thought. If I'm here my presence will give Clare the confidence to deceive them. To Clare's horror he rapidly walked over to her, ruffled her hair, rubbed his cheek against her lips ticked mouth and with one smooth movement undid the two top buttons of her dress. " Clare exclaimed, horrified. " and then stopped. She knew only too well what he was up to: making them look like lovers. He was now pulling his tie off and undoing the top buttons of his shirt before walking to the door and calling through it in an annoyed voice, "Yes, who is it?