The Duke's Perfect Wife (Mackenzies Series)

By Jennifer Ashley

Girl Eleanor Ramsay is the one one that is aware the reality approximately Hart Mackenzie. as soon as his fiancee, she is the only girl to whom he may possibly ever pour out his middle.

Hart has it all--a dukedom, wealth, strength, impression, no matter what he wants. each lady desires him--his seductive talents are mythical. yet Hart has sacrificed a lot to maintain his brothers secure, first from their brutal father, after which from the realm. he is additionally suffered loss--his spouse, his little one son, and the lady he enjoyed with all his middle even though he discovered it too past due.

Now, Eleanor has reappeared on Hart's doorstep, with scandalous nude photos of Hart taken in the past. Intrigued by way of the problem in her blue eyes--and aroused by means of her fascinating, no-nonsense determination--Hart wonders if his younger love has come to break him . . . or shop him.

Book 4 of the Highland Pleasures (Mackenzies) sequence.

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We're creating a checklist. ” “Are we? ” Eleanor ate, her gaze on Ian and his newspaper. “Yes, i believe Constance McDonald may make him an exceptional spouse. Twenty-five, really wonderful, rides good, is aware find out how to wrap stuffy Englishmen round her finger, is sweet with humans. ” “Her father’s outdated John McDonald, remember,” Mac acknowledged. “Head of the McDonald extended family and a correct ogre. many of us are terrified of him. together with me. He approximately thrashed the existence out of me whilst i used to be a callow early life. ” “That’s since you received under the influence of alcohol and part trampled one in every of his fields,” Isabella stated.

Isabella used to be without notice beside Eleanor, after which Beth. Beth used to be crying and making an attempt to not. “He observed whatever wrong,” Beth stated. “He ran to warn Hart. He ran to assist him. ” Ainsley got here to them, her able arm round Beth’s waist. “El, Beth, you have to come away. the chance will not be over. ” Eleanor shook her head. “Inspector Fellows was once imagined to arrest all of them. He used to be speculated to locate them. ” “He did,” Isabella stated. “The newspapers have been jam-packed with it. yet there are continuously others. ” Her eyes held tears in addition to rage.

Hart heard a noisy bang, then shards of stone flew from the wall beside him. intuition made him drop and pull David down with him. Hart heard the bull-voiced shouting of his coachman and the operating footsteps of his huge footmen. David received to his arms and knees, eyes broad. “Hart! Are you very well? ” Hart felt a sting on his face from the stone and tasted blood. “I’m fantastic. Who fired that shot? Did you seize him? ” one in every of Hart’s former prizefighters panted as much as him. “Got away at nighttime, sir. You’re bleeding, Your Grace.

The place the hell am I? ” “Underground,” a baritone voice acknowledged subsequent to him. “In one of many middle-level interceptor sewers. ” “One of the what? ” “Middle-level interceptor…” “I heard you the 1st time, Ian. ” Hart knew it used to be his youngest brother with him at midnight. No different guy might clarify their detailed position with such persistence, ready to copy it till Hart understood. Hart rubbed his aching head, discovering whatever rainy, which, judging from the ache, was once blood. “The sewers, eh? Scotsmen left to die in the course of English dust.

Eleanor pulled away the slightest bit. “What if a person is available in? ” Hart smiled his pleasure. “What if anyone does? ” “Oh. ” He observed her ardour upward push. “I see. ” “Turn around,” he stated. Hart rapidly came upon the fasteners that held her skirts to her bodice and undid them. He lifted the skirt off, and the petticoats to boot, then untied the tapes that held her bustle in position. lower than that, she wore fantastic garden drawers, not more worn textile for his spouse. He had her out of these fast too. He sat down at the armchair, confronted Eleanor clear of him, unswathed the kilt from his hips, and pulled Eleanor right down to his lap.

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