To Marry an Heiress (Daughters of Fortune)

By Lorraine Heath

The united states this present day bestselling writer returns with an unforgettable story of a wedding of comfort that turns into a love match.

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She dropped onto the fainting sofa located on the foot of the mattress. She attempted to regular the thunderous beating of her middle. Lifting her gaze, she felt the boring pain in her chest develop as she reflected the happy expression on her father’s cherished face. “Why may he are looking to name on me? ” “Because the fellow is familiar with precise good looks whilst he sees it. He confided to me he’s been gazing you from afar for it slow now. ” He stepped nearer, grabbed her hand, and squeezed challenging. “I’m yes he’s considering marriage, and I’m definite he won’t be lengthy in asking.

Tears stung the again of her eyes. “Devon—” “I am now not but accomplished. You commanded me by no means to inform you that i admire you whilst i can't. That is usually voided simply because I do love you, Gina, greater than i presumed attainable to like someone. You rather simply…take my breath. “Let me make like to you,” he rasped. “Allow me the privilege of revealing you the way actually attractive you're. ” She shook her head. “Not during this mattress. ” “This is my mattress, Gina,” he acknowledged quietly sooner than he touched his lips to hers. “I swear to you no different lady has ever been in it.

Now not wishing to startle her, he softened his step until eventually he used to be close to adequate to determine her extra basically. She was once observing the ceiling. He crouched beside her. “What are you doing? ” She smiled lightly. “I’ve been intrigued through the work at the ceilings seeing that I arrived, yet i am getting a crick in my neck whilst i glance at them for too lengthy. ” She shrugged. “I made up our minds to indulge myself and stretch out the following so i will gaze on them for so long as i wished. ” Chuckling, he sat beside her, raised his knee, and draped his wrist over it.

He used to be tempted to raise her skirt over her knees and press his mouth slightly below her knee. What a idiot he’d been to talk in anger and unhappiness, to disclaim her his presence in her mattress, and in so doing, deny himself the excitement of her physique and the relief he’d felt from easily preserving her on their marriage ceremony evening. He lifted his gaze to her face. Her eyes have been closed, and her lips have been parted the tiniest bit. Her head used to be tilted at a wierd attitude, her respiring shallow. His countess, after her exhausting day within the fields, was once asleep.

She may have this contentment for the rest of her existence. Of all the pieces she’d anticipated of her marriage, she came upon this revelation the main entertaining, since it spoke volumes. “Unless you've gotten a burning wish to stay in London for the Season, i've got a few issues at Huntingdon to which i need to attend,” he stated. “I idea we might depart at the morrow. ” She lifted her head. He watched her via half-lowered lids, as if at any second he might waft go into reverse to sleep. “What approximately my father?

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