By Tessa Dare
<span>What's a duke to do, while the woman who's completely unsuitable turns into the lady he can't stay without?
Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no wish to wed this season--or any season--but his diabolical mom abducts him to "Spinster Cove" and insists he decide upon a bride from the women in place of dwelling. Griff makes a decision to train her a lesson that might finish the wedding debate perpetually. He chooses the serving girl.
Overworked and suffering, Pauline Simms doesn't dream approximately dukes. All she wishes is to hold up her barmaid apron and open a book shop. That dream turns into feasible whilst an smug, sinfully appealing duke deals her a small fortune for a week's employment. Her tasks are uncomplicated: undergo his mother's "duchess training"... and fail miserably.
But in London, Pauline isn't a depressing failure. She's a courageous, quick-witted, beguiling failure--a girl who ignites Griff's hope and soothes the darkness in his soul. retaining Pauline through his aspect won't be effortless. no matter if Society may settle for a serving lady duchess--can a roguish duke persuade a serving lady to belief him together with her heart?</span>
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We'll go together. No one shall rob you of your hand, Adam, no one who could wish to is any kin of mine. Lean on me, and see if you can stand and go. Only a little way, only safely out of here, then you can rest while I go for the horses. " "My mother," whispered Adam, breaking into tears of relief and hope and regret all desperately mingled, "she'll grieve—" "Within a day she'll hear that we're gone, and she'll know we're together. Come, your arm round my neck, lean on me—put all your weight on me.
With a bellow of fury the old man took him by the collar and dragged him to his feet. "Devil take the boy, will you be silent! You make me ashamed of my stock. Ebrard! Ebrard, I say, take this crazed fool out of my sight, he sickens me. " Ebrard received him willingly, and bundled him out of sight with the same relief, slightly pitying, infinitely scornful and impatient, with which his father saw him go. All this unseemly fuss over a villein, and one who had no more than his due! The roughness of Ebrard's handling of his brother reflected the degree of embarrassment and shame he felt for him.
She offered, encouraged by this success, and made an inviting gesture towards him with the many-coloured ball and a dancing step or two away from him. "I should like it very much, but there are some duties I have to do before I may play. " she asked, her face clouding slightly, but her eyes hopeful. " She watched him go, her brows knit, her small white teeth biting thoughtfully at the end of one of her black braids. She reached up, without taking her eyes from Harry's receding figure, and dropped the doll over the tailboard of the cart, and the ball after it.