By Mary Balogh
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She actually rather enjoyed herself. A north country accent might be vulgar by her father's definition, but it was attractive to her ears. She liked the hearty laughter these people did not even try to restrain when something amused them—and much did. She liked them, and she felt that they liked her—or that they were prepared to do so after getting to know her a little better. Surely many of them, if not all, knew the story of her elopement with Thomas Till, but no one shunned her or looked coldly or disdainfully at her.
Mason. "If you do not mind, ma'am," she said, "I will talk with some of your other guests and perhaps retain at least some of their names for future reference. Mrs. Duffy over there is your sister, is she not? " As soon as Mrs. Mason, looking very pleased indeed, confirmed the identification, Annabelle crossed the room to those two ladies and their group and began a conversation with them. She moved from group to group for the next hour, speaking with almost everyone in turn. She actually rather enjoyed herself.
This is not kind of you," she said, lowering her voice again. Kind? He searched her eyes, but they were huge pools of shadow and darkness. " he murmured. " There was a slight tremor in her voice. He pulled slightly on her hand and lowered his head and set his lips to hers. They were soft and warm and slightly moist. He set the tip of his tongue to the seam at the center of her lips and pressed it hard and deep into her mouth. She made a low and startled sound in her throat. He withdrew his tongue and his lips and released her hand.