An Unwilling Conquest (Lester Family Saga, Book 3)

By Stephanie Laurens

A profitable horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples girls like wines. yet after having his middle trampled through a person he really enjoyed, he has no purpose of falling for a lady back, not to mention being ensnared by means of the seize of marriage. Now, with a wide inheritance to his identify, Harry understands that he'd top begin operating from London's matchmaking moms and widows.

Harry heads for the racing city of Newmarket, basically to come across Mrs. Lucinda Babbacombe, a stunning, autonomous widow. And prior to he is aware it, Harry vows to guard Lucinda from town packed with lonely playing males, regardless of her refusal to just accept his numerous deals of support. Lucinda is extraordinary—an clever, delicate woman—but will Harry enable himself be taken prisoner during this such a lot passionate of traps?

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Joliffe calmed. Frowning seriously, he eyed Brawn. “You convinced this maid obtained it correct? Harry Lester’s no longer the marrying type. ” Brawn shrugged. “Wouldn’t find out about that. ” After a second, he further, “The woman acknowledged as this Lester chap had known as this afternoon to take the woman for a force within the Park. ” Joliffe stared at Brawn, all his certainties fading. “The Park,” he repeated dully. Brawn purely nodded and carefully sipped his beer. whilst Joliffe subsequent spoke, his voice was once hoarse. “We’ve acquired to maneuver quickly. ” “Soon?

We’ll be there—I’ll search for you. It’s going to be such enjoyable to head the rounds back. ” Harry iced over, his hand half-outstretched. Em appeared up—and frowned. “Here you're! ” Harry blinked—and took the cup, Em’s frown mirrored in his eyes. “Are you considering going as much as city, pricey Aunt? ” “Not considering. ” Em threw him a belligerent look. “I’m going. As Lucinda and Heather are set to go to there, we’ve made up our minds to head jointly. a lot the easiest factor. I’ve despatched for them to open Hallows House—Fergus goes up the next day.

Yet there has been anything within the sophisticated stress that held him that left the certain impact he wasn’t. Feeling a quiver—no longer unusual yet decidedly familiar—ripple via her, Lucinda made up our minds she’d had adequate. If he might discuss their young children then he might positioned his brain to the 1st of the issues that got here earlier than. She straightened and lifted her head, her gaze protecting his. “Harry—” He shifted, turning to appear out of the window. “Mrs Simpkins has our tea and scones ready. Come—we can’t disappoint her.

The bad guy had pulled out all stops however it was once transparent Lucinda slightly observed him. now not that she made connection with what was once occupying her brain. Her composure used to be flawless; those that didn't understand her may realize not anything amiss. those that did observed the superficiality of her smiles, which now not reached her eyes, mistier than ever and distressingly distant. She was once clearly reserved; now, regardless of going among them, she appeared to have withdrawn from actual touch. “Perhaps,” Heather ventured, “we may well visit the museum?

Lucinda blinked. It was once the 1st time in an hour that Harry had spoken. Mr Honeywell forged an imploring look at him. “Just a gaggle of younger bloods, sir. You’ll comprehend the kind. ” “Indeed. ” Harry grew to become to Lucinda. “You can’t cross in. ” As frigidly imperious as any dowager, Lucinda slowly grew to become and met his gaze. “I beg your pardon? ” Harry’s lips twisted a little bit yet his gaze didn't waver. “Let me positioned it this manner. ” His tone used to be mainly gentle, silky, with an undercurrent that threatened all demeanour of hazard.

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