By Victoria Alexander
We all know that an Effington consistently getsher means ... yet this time it isn't going to be effortless! woman Elizabeth Effington easily couldn't definitely think the enjoyment of the Christmas season. Ten years had handed considering that she had boldly declared her love for Sir Nicholas Collingsworth. He rebuffed her and got down to search his fortunes, whereas Elizabeth was once left a girl scorned. Now, she discovers in horror that the inheritance she's controlled superbly used to be by no means hers to regulate. No, strength over her funds lay within the palms of the final guy she ever desires to see back: Nicholas! yet operating Elizabeth's lifestyles isn't really a part of Nick's plans. he is intrigued whilst he discovers that the frivolous and flighty woman he as soon as knew has changed into a gorgeous and able lady. Nick vows to woo -- and win -- her, and whereas she turns out unmoved through his fervent seduction, he swears he'll now not relaxation till she accepts that the majority helpful reward of all -- the reward of affection.
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Frederick shrugged. " Charles's unexpected demise in a carriage accident had been both a shock and a tragedy. He'd left not only a wife but two young sons. Nick had mourned the loss of his old friend and regretted the years apart. In spite of his words to the contrary, he had indeed considered returning to London, but to what end? To console Charles's widow? Charles's friendship alone deserved more than that. Nick's loyalty to his childhood companion did not end with his death. Besides, Elizabeth was surrounded by family and friends, and he would have been nothing more than an unwelcome interloper.
She stared at him for a long moment. Elizabeth knew full well her anger was directed as much at her late husband as it was at Jonathon—if not more. Pity Jonathon had to take the brunt of it. Still, he wouldn't be in this position now if he hadn't held his tongue for so long. " She drew a deep breath and forced a measure of calm. "Now that you have revealed some of the truth," she picked up the papers and waved them at him, "I need, I deserve, a more detailed explanation than I have received thus far.
You've always had something of a temper, you know, and you are prone to throw things, even if you have been more reasonable and even-tempered in recent years. Besides, I had rather hoped by the time you had made your way here after reading my letter, you would be substantially calmer and rational. " Elizabeth resisted the urge to return his smile. This wasn't really Jonathon's doing, and it wasn't entirely fair to vent on him alone the fury and unrelenting sense of betrayal that had burned within her since she'd read his note a scant hour or so ago.