My Favorite Bride (Governess Brides, Book 7) by Christina Dodd

By Christina Dodd

Unique booklet: 2002

When leave out Samantha Prendregast arrives at Devil's Fell to take cost of six rebellious ladies, the colourful, outspoken governess isn't rather ready to accommodate the tall, darkish and speeding grasp of the grand property. the kids she will deal with with intelligence, guile . . . and a bit bribery. Their widowed father, Colonel William Gregory, isn't so simply charmed -- and much too effortless to fall in love with, which she dares now not do.

William regularly loved the orderliness of his existence, till this beautiful troublemaker all started flouting his authority and distracting him along with her witty defiance and breathtaking attractiveness. although they conflict at each assembly, William reveals himself inexplicably attracted to Samantha's fireplace. And now he's even considering marriage, which might be candy insanity indeed.

But earlier than he can effectively woo her, William needs to observe what it really is that Samantha is hiding from him. however the mystery the girl is preciously guarding is way too surprising and hazardous to ever show .

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The picture might be anthropological, medical, or forensic, it might fill me with horror, or compassion, or anger, but no matter what, there is always a limbic hiccup, one little rivulet of reaction that goes like this: she’s naked. And now here they were, the images, millions of them. And not only were they naked, but they all claimed to want to know me. It was madness and a kind of crime against humanity, this nonstop proliferation of images of women living in Click World, pretending they wanted to have something to do with you, except there was no You, save to the extent that you existed as a credit card number.

I looked at the bed, tried to think well of it. Nice, nice, I said to myself. Very nice. Somehow I fell asleep, and when I awoke it was still dark—but it was always dark in that apartment. I looked at my watch. Three thirty in the morning. Deirdre was home, in the bedroom, with the door closed. I heard music playing, Bach unaccompanied cello sonatas. She had lately been lulling herself to sleep with music—following the line of the melody got her off the hamster wheel of her own thinking. I lay there, listening through the door to the sadness and tenderness of the music, this spire of sound that reached all the way to heaven.

Lincoln pays each of his contact people some huge wad of cash so they can hire really great-looking women, and what the contact people pay is up to them. They supposedly know what’s what. Lincoln’s not worried the contact people will cheap out on him because with the kind of clientele he deals with, believe me if there’s anything wrong he’s going to hear complaints, and if he hears complaints the contact people are out of a job. He gives them enough so the women make maybe four, five thousand dollars a night, with enough left over for the contact people to make a nice profit—that’s his whole philosophy right there: everyone has a nice little payday.

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