By Mia Marlowe

"**A Reluctant Lord... A Resistant Lady... A Superfluous Fiancée
And a Devastating relatives Secret...**

When Richard Barrett, Lord Hartley, is without notice known as domestic to take the reins of the property, he discovers the level of the family's monetary straits. The treatment: marry the heiress their households have picked out for him. regrettably, he's already deliberate to marry an individual else.

Miss Sophie Goodnight isn't too partial to changing into his handbag with feet...and she sabotages all makes an attempt to woo her. but if Lord Hartley discovers the shenanigans in his father's previous, he realizes that finding out among appealing ladies is the least of his problems.

""Absolutely brilliant! experience and warmth and every thing i would like in an exceptional story."" -Victoria Alexander, number one **New York Times** bestseller, on **Touch of a Thief **
""This scorching story of seduction, suspense, and experience is what readers anticipate from Marlowe."" -**RT booklet Reviews** on **Touch of a Scoundrel**


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No one in town would have been able to help, you know. They wouldn’t believe it to start with. “After I left the wagon I walked cross country until I saw your lamplight, but I didn’t know who lived here. I didn’t know it was Bennett land this far south. The dog barked once or twice and then ran out and sniffed me and acted friendly, so I curled up in the hay in the barn. ” His tone and the amusement that warmed his eyes almost restored Anne’s spirits. She could not help but respond in kind to such an utterly impossible suggestion.

His voice was deep, soft, and as expressionless as his face. ” “House is warm. ” He picked up a pitchfork and lifted part of her bed. ” Coffee! Warmth and coffee! Add a bit of food to that and it would be as much of heaven as anyone could ask for on this earth. As Cord disappeared into the shadowy depths of the barn, Anne scrambled to her feet and hurried outside. Across the yard a dark red house with a roofed porch trimmed in white nestled among cottonwoods that were now dropping the last of their shining, yellow leaves.

He’s fat and greasy and has little beady eyes and he smells worse than I do right now all the time. ” Anne ran out of breath before she ran out of the litany of horrors. Cord turned to face her while waiting for breakfast to finish cooking, arms folded across his chest. ” “Yes. Well. The thing is when he realized how I felt, he didn’t give up. He just went to my father and said he wanted to marry me, and Father was overjoyed. He ordered me to marry Mr. ” “It was the first time I ever defied Father in any way.

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