By Candace Camp
3 siblings estranged by means of secrets...reunited by means of love.Lord Thorpe's new company companion isn't really what he anticipated. together with her billowy black hair and creamy pores and skin, Alexandra Ward is stunningly attractive, brashly outspoken...and the right snapshot of a prosperous girl lengthy idea dead.Straight from the United States, Alexandra unearths London fraught with hazard. Her visual appeal on Thorpe's arm sends surprise rippling via society and arouses hushed whispers: is she a schemer looking for a useless woman's fortune, or an blameless stuck up in conditions that she does not understand?Someone is aware the reality, somebody who does not wish Alexandra to stay lengthy sufficient to profit something. basically Lord Thorpe can assist her now--if he can triumph over his personal suspicions.
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I wish you had brought them with you," the Countess said. "Sebastian, you should have told me. " "My mother doesn't get out much. " "The damp, no doubt. Still, I should love to meet her. " "Of course," Alexandra answered politely. The Countess smiled. "I am sure you must be wondering why I asked you to call on me today. " "There's no need for apology," Alexandra assured her quickly. "You must have thought me very strange," the Countess went on wryly. "No, don't deny it. I would have thought my behavior very strange if I had witnessed it.
He stood up, jerking her to her feet. "Dammit! " he whispered, holding her immobilized from behind. "Go back where you came from. " He shook her a little. Alexandra kicked back, the heel of her supper connecting hard with his shin. The man let out a grunt of surprise and pain, and his arm slackened around her. Alexandra pulled away from him, and he grabbed her, catching her sleeve. It ripped, tearing her dress loose at the shoulder and leaving him with only a sleeve in his hand as she raced away.
But what was she talking about? " "Oh, that. She used to do that a lot when you were little. You just don't remember. She would wake up from nightmares, terrified and talking about the mob coming to get her and you. It was that thing she went through in France, I think. That revolution, with all those people rioting and running around with torches pulling people out of their houses. Rhea never wanted to talk about it, but I think it scared her to death. " "Oh, I doubt it was anything but being jerked out of her sleep and seeing the servants acting scared.