I Thee Wed (Vanza, Book 2) by Amanda Quick
By Amanda Quick
Unique e-book: 1999
It isn't effortless earning profits as a lady's significant other whilst one possesses a pointy tongue and an unique brain. That's why Emma Greyson has undergone 3 such positions in six months. Her present put up at a tiresome state residence occasion has her bored to tears—until a unprecedented stumble upon with the mythical Edison Stokes ends up in a mystery place as his assistant.
Stokes is on a weird undertaking, looking for an nameless thief who has stolen an old e-book of arcane potions. He suspects his quarry is without doubt one of the party's guests—and that the villain is seeking an intuitive girl on whom to check a definite elixir. a girl similar to Emma...
For Emma, the hot submit brings unforeseen ardour and chilling possibility. but if homicide moves, she realizes the bleak fact. until she and Edison devise a scheme to outwit a cruel killer, she may well perpetually lose the guy of her dreams—and even her very life....
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The idea that his heir had been indiscreet enough to form a love match would strike his father as the ultimate vulgarity. "Tilldenwill be arriving here tomorrow with his countess and his daughter," the duke said. "They are coming to celebrate the formalizing of a betrothal between Lady Marie Lucas and my eldest son. There is to be a betrothal ball the night after tomorrow. " "You were fully aware of the match agreed upon seventeen years ago," his grace said. " "If there is a contract in existence," his son replied coolly, "it does not bear my signature, sir.
His father was not languishing on his deathbed, but he was undoubtedly in poor health. And his health was the reason for this homecoming. His grace ignored the question. "Your marriage is of recent date," he said. It was not a question. The marquess did not doubt that his father was familiar with every move he had made during the past eight years, though not a single letter had been exchanged between them—until the one that had summoned him home. "Yesterday," he said. Though he would have been just as married even without the consummation.
Oh," she said. He could see that her head was turned in his direction. He kept his eyes directed beyond the window. " "Not all," he said. " Marianne wrote to him occasionally—she was the only one. She had married the Earl ofTwynham six years ago. They had three children. Charles must be twenty now. Augusta would be eight—twenty years younger than he. There had been seventeen pregnancies in twenty years for his mother. He did not want to think of his mother. "How happy you must be, then," his wife said—he had almost forgotten that she shared the carriage with him, "to be coming home.