An Improper Proposal by Patricia Cabot

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Unique booklet: 1996

Imogen Waterstone has continually prided herself on being a completely self sustaining 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 larger than the mythical explorer to assist her lay the appropriate seize?

Her scheme is easy, relatively: She plans to enable or not it's recognized that after she inherited her uncle's choice of antiquities, she additionally inherited a map to a superb historical treasure. She's certain that her enemy may danger financial disaster in pursuit of the legendary artifact. And to make doubly convinced 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 danger may emerge from the labyrinth of London--sinister adequate to hazard her and Colchester's lives.

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It was a collection he carried everywhere with him, and would show to anyone who had the bad luck to express the slightest interest in it. Payton could not help but feel a fierce satisfaction that the odious Miss Whitby should have fallen into her father's trap. Now she'd be spending the better part of an hour listening to Sir Henry drone on about calibers and the chemical composition of lead, something Payton would only wish upon her worst enemy. Miss Whitby being that enemy, she felt quite happy suddenly.

She certainly would never hesitate to hire him on as a mate when she finally got her own command. But dance with him? That was different. Still, it was only an invitation to dance, after all. He wasn't asking her to marry him, for pity's sake. So what was she waiting for? For him, a voice whispered in her head. For him. Right, she said to herself. Well, he is marrying Miss Whitby in the morrow, so you'd better bloody well set your sights elsewhere, missy. “Yes, thank you, Mr. Hayford,” she said politely.

Over my dead body,” he declared, ”are you ever going to command a Dixon ship. “ “And why not? “ She narrowed her eyes as she glanced in Raleigh's direction. “For all he spent most of those years hopelessly lost. “ Looking up once again from the window, Raleigh informed her kindly, ”I wasn't lost, my dear. I was exploring previously uncharted territory. There's a difference. “ “You were lost, Raleigh. Your cargo rotted while you were floundering about, trying to find your way around the Cape of Good Hope.

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