By Anne Gracie
They vow to like, honor, cherish...
With her signature spirit, religion Merridew has left every thing she’s ever recognized for the fellow she inspiration used to be the affection of her lifestyles. in its place he leaves her name—and dreams—in the airborne dirt and dust. that's, till she crosses paths with Nicholas Blacklock, a Waterloo veteran, who deals to avoid wasting her attractiveness with a wedding of convenience.
...and then get to understand one other.
A hardened soldier, Nick hides a dangerous secret—and attempts to maintain religion at arm’s size. yet even supposing Nick can command legions of guys with a observe, his orders cross sweetly neglected through his handy bride. And as they arrive to understand each other extra deeply, she brings out in him issues he notion useless: gentleness, laughter…and love…
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No women of his acquaintance would know how to wash a dish. "Thank you," he graciously said, "but to be perfectly honest, I don't want to take the time…" Chelsea understood immediately, for his voice had grown husky at the end and his vivid eyes held hers now in a familiar inviting look. "We could have some local people come in for a few hours a day. That wouldn't be too intrusive. " He grinned. " "I didn't want to appear… unladylike," Chelsea replied, setting her teacup aside, "but I… well… It's very hard to be near you for hours—the closeness of the carriage…" She stopped, not knowing how brazen she was allowed to be before even the infamous Duke of Seth might think her shameless.
Neither spoke for a lengthy moment, and then he smiled, that slow, lazy, heart-stopping smile. " Her hands were clenched at her sides, the cambric of her petticoat cool to her touch, her heart beginning to race. "Tell me the truth," he softly said, uncrossing his legs and rising from the chair, looking very tall in the low-ceilinged bedchamber. " She moved a step back. He stood very still, as though he knew he needn't move, as though he knew very well what her no meant. " His voice was low, conversational, without threat.
Chelsea had had a drink or two, but when the revels began to escalate, she was safer at home. Aware of Scots' appetite for whiskey, she knew that soon the brawls would start, or the challenges, and a young woman would only add to the trouble. " Mrs. Ma-caulay was already untying her apron strings, her eyes sparkling with joy. And within minutes, Chelsea was left alone. ________________________________________ Chapter 18 Hungry after an afternoon when she was too busy to consider food, Chelsea went into Mrs.