By Cathy Maxwell
She by no means anticipated it should come to this Desperation and an empty abdominal compelled Fiona Lachlan to conform to a plan that ended up luring the wickedly infamous Duke of Holburn into difficulty. every little thing went extraordinarily incorrect, and now she has chanced on herself posing as his ward! And whereas she swore not anything can make her want a scoundrel, no matter if he was once a duke, she is now drawing ever in the direction of the single guy she can't have . . . "Beware of innocence!" The Duke of Holburn had spent years heeding this caution, and in doing so, controlled to prevent the virginal younger women who were installed his course. yet now his wild methods have got him into actual possibility. There are killers on the door and a temptingly attractive girl in his fingers. he's approximately to discover himself seduced . . . and he is not particularly yes he desires to withstand this time.
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She dearly wanted to set him in his place. Her hand hit the weight of the vial in her pocket, and she realized there was something she could do. The Duke of Holburn thought he could do as he wished. She'd show him she was one woman who answered to no man. Fiona smiled. Her earlier shyness fled in the face of her purpose. She slid her hand in her pocket and palmed the vial as she walked toward him. Still sitting in his chair in front of the table, he watched her approach, his eyes alive with interest.
The coach swayed crazily all over the road. It was all Fiona could do to keep her balance. The duke was a silent, still figure in the corner of the coach, his arms hugging his sides. At last the driver gained control of his horse and the ride grew smoother. Resettling herself, Fiona shivered from fear and the weather. "I left my shawl back in the room," she said, the complaint sounding inane considering the circumstances. She was surprised she still held the duke's coin purse. She dropped it on the seat as if blaming it for all that had happened this night.
He was breathing heavily. When he stumbled, she realized he struggled with the effects of Hester's potion and she threw her arm around his waist to help him. Their footsteps echoed on the hard wood floor and in seconds Fiona could hear the sound of the Irishmen following. The jovial Mr. Denby must have heard the noise. He came out into the hallway from a side room to see what was the matter, stepping right into their path. " "Out of the way," the duke ordered, shoving him aside. " Fiona heard Mr.