By Stephanie Laurens
Marriage is out of the query! A winning horse breeder and self-proclaimed rake, Harry Lester samples girls like wines. yet after having his middle trampled upon through an individual he really enjoyed, he has no purpose of falling for a girl back, not to mention be ensnared by means of the capture of marriage. Now, with a wide inheritance to his identify, Harry understands that he'd top begin working 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 earlier than he is aware it, Harry vows to guard Lucinda from the city choked with lonely playing males, regardless of her refusal to just accept his numerous deals of aid. Lucinda is striking -- an clever, smooth, marriage precious lady -- yet will Harry permit himself be taken prisoner during this so much passionate of traps?
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Lucinda left his side to pat the mare’s velvet muzzle; a huge, dark brown eye invited her understanding. html Lucinda grinned. ” she crooned. “But you don’t want to listen to them—men are notoriously hopeless at judging women. ” From the corner of her eye, she saw Harry’s lips lift; he exchanged a glance with the jockey, who grinned. “You just go out there and win the race—then see how they react. ” With a last pat for the mare, she turned and, with divine disregard for the expression on Harry Lester’s face, allowed him to lead her back to the stands.
Come, I’ll show you. ” She seemed only too ready to be led down the opposite row of boxes, dutifully admiring the geldings and mares. html Harry’s pockets. “This is old Cribb—a persistent devil. ” Leaving her patting the stallion’s nose, Harry went to a barrel by the wall. ” he said, turning back. ” Lucinda took the three dried apples he offered her, giggling as Cribb delicately lipped them from her palm. Harry glanced up—and saw Dawlish outside the tack room, standing stock-still, staring at him.
It was Mrs. Babbacombe who delivered the inspirational address prior to the race. ” Beaming, Lord Norwich strode forward. Shielded by her brimming happiness, the aftermath of fulfilled excitement Lucinda had succeeded in blithely ignoring the avid interest of the spectators. Lord Norwich, however, was impossible to ignore. But Harry strolled forward to stand by their side, quieting her uncertainties. Lord Norwich gave a short speech, praising the mare and Harry’s stables, then gallantly presented the statuette to her.
An Unwilling Conquest (Mira Historical Romance) by Stephanie Laurens