By Cathy Maxwell
The distressed traveller Charlotte Cameron encounters on a wet Scottish evening is the absolute worst guy she can have invited into her carriage! it really is Phillip Maddox, the reprehensible Duke of Colster, who introduced the whole weight of the ton's fury down upon her—simply simply because Charlotte inspired her sister to not wed the strong peer. And now the seductive satan liable for her social destroy is sitting shut sufficient to kiss . . . Phillip's distaste for the meddlesome good looks fits Charlotte's—though, below exchange conditions, he may have loved sampling the sensuous charms of the tempting younger chit. there's grave chance, despite the fact that, at the trip they now needs to reluctantly share—and a nemesis who capacity them either mortal damage. yet can a keenness that inconveniently ignites within the face of catastrophe erase a painful prior . . . and lead sworn enemies to a such a lot unanticipated vacation spot: the bedchamber?
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As if she would. It was only then she realized she’d just called the Duke of Colster, conﬁdant of kings, statesman extraordinaire, chosen god of the ton, a fool. 30 Cathy Maxwell For a moment, she tasted panic, before willing herself to be brave. After all, he was one. And from Miranda’s jilting, she knew better than to offer an apology. He wouldn’t accept one; and she wouldn’t have meant it. She pulled her knitting out of her bag and started her needles working. She was knitting a pair of warm socks for her new brother-in-law.
He didn’t. ” The rain had let up a bit, but it was still a wet, uncomfortable day. The man was probably knee deep in mud. She waited for Klem or Fergus to answer. They didn’t. They seemed perfectly content to make the stranger stand in the rain and beg. She’d had enough. She’d been raised on the Ohio Valley frontier, where a person didn’t hesitate to help another in distress. She reached up and knocked on the trapdoor. Klem slid it open. ” He stared at her before drawling, “Are you certain, miss?
I have something to say. It deserves to be said. Your Grace—” she started, but he cut her off. “Colster,” he interrupted quietly. “I think I like you calling me Colster. ” His smile was genuine and quick. ” She plowed on with the determination for which she was known. “Miranda meant little to you, and she has the right to be happy. ” There, let him chew on that. His smile hardened. “You’re right,” he agreed. ” Charlotte’s sisterly defenses rose. “Then I am glad she married Alex. ” He leaned back, his expression inscrutable.
In the Bed of a Duke by Cathy Maxwell