Effington Family 07 Love with the Proper Husband by Victoria Alexander

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Given that, he was not at all confident that her threat was an empty one. ” Marcus blew a long breath. ” “Not true poverty,” Reggie said and settled back in his chair. ” “No, I suppose not. We shall only face that genteel type of noble poverty, despairing and quite pathetic. The kind that takes men like us, good sorts, really, with no bigger vices than overindulgence in spirits or gaming or women, and makes us hunters of fortune. ” Reggie saluted him with his glass. ” Marcus raised his own glass and shook his head.

It was an odd mix of amusement and irony and relief and . . gratitude. And far too powerful to fight. And he couldn’t stop the spread across his face of a grin of truly foolish proportions. ” Gwen stared in disbelief. This was Lord Pennington? The arrogant, sarcastic, and admittedly somewhat handsome man on the stairs was Lord Pennington? Her Lord Pennington? Not that she had given him a second thought, of course. Besides, at the moment, he appeared more insane than attractive. ” she said cautiously, wondering if it was too late to retreat to the corridor.

Her cheeks flushed and 50 Victoria Alexander her blue eyes widened in shocked recognition that mirrored his own. He stared for a long moment, and a feeling that was entirely too giddy for a man of his studied sophistication swept through him. It was an odd mix of amusement and irony and relief and . . gratitude. And far too powerful to fight. And he couldn’t stop the spread across his face of a grin of truly foolish proportions. ” Gwen stared in disbelief. This was Lord Pennington? The arrogant, sarcastic, and admittedly somewhat handsome man on the stairs was Lord Pennington?

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