By Jennifer Ashley
Girl Eleanor Ramsay is the single person who is aware the reality approximately Hart Mackenzie. as soon as his fiancee, she is the only lady to whom he might ever pour out his center.
Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, strength, impact, no matter what he wishes. each girl desires him--his seductive abilities are mythical. yet Hart has sacrificed a lot to maintain his brothers secure, first from their brutal father, after which from the realm. he is additionally suffered loss--his spouse, his little one son, and the lady he enjoyed with all his center notwithstanding he learned it too past due.
Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photos of Hart taken some time past. Intrigued by means of the problem in her blue eyes--and aroused by way of her captivating, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his younger love has come to damage him . . . or store him.
Book 4 of the Highland Pleasures (Mackenzies) sequence.
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Can’t you discover ways to go away a observe? ” Ian didn’t react to Hart’s anger. “Beth is familiar with the place i am going. ” “Well, she didn’t this time. and that i convinced as hell didn’t. ” Ian rested his arm at the railing and checked out Hart, sweeping his gaze over Hart’s open greatcoat, mussed hair, unshaven jaw. no matter what Ian used to be considering or feeling, Hart didn’t understand. He by no means knew. “Ian,” he acknowledged, exasperated. Ian nonetheless didn’t resolution. Hart heaved a sigh and rubbed his bristly face back. “Fine, have it your method. ” Ian went again to learning the water.
Hart grew to become onto his again and scrubbed his give up his face. “El, i don't are looking to speak about the home and what I did there. specially no longer now. ” “Now is nearly as good a time as any. ” “I was once a lot more youthful then. the 1st time I lived there, i didn't understand you; the second one time, i used to be consoling myself for loss. i used to be a unique guy. ” “You misunderstand me. i've got little interest in what you probably did with different women. None in any respect. yet i need to understand what you probably did. What are those darkish proclivities each person, together with you, tricks at?
Eleanor watched Hart switch from the depraved younger guy she’d been in love with to the challenging, passionless politico Hart had turn into. “No,” he acknowledged. “I’ll be correct down. ” David took a number of steps ahead, face entering the sunshine. “Good God, that’s Eleanor. ” Hart scooped Eleanor from the railing, and he or she landed on her slippered toes, skirts falling decorously again into position. “I understand who i'm, Mr. Fleming,” she acknowledged as she snatched up the fallen scarf. David leaned opposed to the wall less than, introduced out a silver flask, and took a drink.
I had no goal of claiming something. You had no use to tug me up right here to inform me that. you have whispered it into my ear. ” “I did have to. ” “Running from the pompous gents already? ” she requested, smile in position. “We’ve now not been right here above part an hour but. ” averting extra tiresome arguments had simply been a part of it. Hart had had the surprising and overwhelming urge to be by myself with Eleanor, and Mac’s city condominium, the place they have been staying the evening, was once too distant. “Now that I do have you ever alone,” Eleanor stated, “I will let you know that it used to be Joanna who despatched me the images.
Neely made a bow in his seat yet didn't expand a hand. He’d by no means imagine it right to provide to shake palms with a duke. “I thanks, Your Grace. ” David and Hart shared one other look, and Hart opened the door. He climbed with reduction out of the smoky carriage as David stretched his legs around the seat Hart had vacated and crossed his ankles, the very photograph of decadence. A footman close the door and the carriage rolled away. Hart’s breath steamed within the kick back of the evening, yet his condominium glowed with gentle and heat.