By Elizabeth Rolls
A basic Choice?
To make sure the succession of the Helford family members line, it really is significant that David Melville, Viscount Helford may still marry—and quickly! he is made up our minds to settle on a spouse of the Aristocracy and decorum as a question of convenience—until his unravel is shaken to the middle by way of the autonomous and fiery leave out Marsden.
Sophie's simple attractiveness, forthrightness and nearly penniless country are not anything Viscount Helford wants in a spouse. yet she stirs a keenness in him he can't withstand. the answer turns out effortless, yet to take her as his mistress may tarnish her strong name—something he is familiar with she cannot manage to pay for to lose. yet can he find the money for to lose her?
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But it’s small thanks to you if I am not! ” She positively quivered with fury. ” She turned on the boy. “Not but what you have been warned often and often not to ride that trolley on to the road! You ought to be ashamed of yourself. ” “My thoughts precisely,” drawled Helford, relieved beyond all measure that the little vixen was at least unharmed enough to rake them both down. He reached into a pocket and drew out a shilling. ” Stunned at such largesse and barely able to mutter his thanks and apology, the boy accepted the coin and took to his heels before a crowd could gather.
I certainly didn’t go looking for it. ” Helford was unconvinced. “Well, it won’t do for me. I’d prefer to know exactly where I am in my marriage so I’ll settle for convenience. ” With a resigned smile, Darleston considered carefully. “Well, there is the Clovelly chit, quite attractive and well behaved. Not titled, of course, but the Clovellys are looking high, I believe. And besides, she would be titled if her great-great-great grandmother hadn’t told Charles the Second to keep his hands to himself!
If George had not changed, Darleston most assuredly had. When last he had known this man, he had been in the depths of a bitter depression over the infidelities of his first wife. Now he was again the warm, easygoing man Helford remembered from his youth. The reason was not far to seek. Penelope, Countess of Darleston, was a very lovely woman; a riot of auburn curls and smoky grey eyes were not the least of her charms. Her expression held a great deal of sweetness and a hint of mischief. And there was something in her eyes when they rested on her husband that made Lord Helford’s heart contract sharply.
Mistress or Marriage? by Elizabeth Rolls