By Sara Reinke
Charlotte Engle reveals herself at the flawed finish of a pistol while her trainer is stopped by way of infamous highwaymen, the Black Trio. even supposing Charlotte survives the come upon none the more severe for put on, her mom, girl Epping, makes a decision Charlotte is short of a husband to guard her. Charlotte is vulnerable to agree in simple terms whilst brought to Kenley Fairfax. Kenley is fascinating and good-looking, a tender lord with a sordid prior and a name for hassle. He’s simply the type to strike Charlotte’s fancy—and horrify her mom. whilst girl Epping arranges a wedding to an unbearable cad, despite the fact that, Kenley involves her rescue mentioning she has already agreed to marry him. Kenley charms and excites Charlotte greater than any guy she has ever met, yet can she particularly marry anyone she has recognized under per week? a guy with secrets and techniques in his existence he retains fiercely guarded? let alone one her mom despises? The nearer Charlotte attracts to the reality approximately Kenley, the extra she realizes he may be in a position to way more treachery than she had believed attainable, and the extra she reveals herself thinking about an internet of deceit that comes with late-night conspiracies, street theft, cold-blooded homicide, and—most unforeseen of all—love.
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Not likely as Lord Woodside,” Lewis said. He offered Charlotte a quick, courteous bow. ” Charlotte laughed, feeling color stoke in her cheeks as she dropped a curtsy. He was ﬂattering her, which normally aggravated her witless; however, there was something so endearing in his smile, she could not help but be charmed. “And to see you again, Lord Woodside,” she said. ” 50 SA R A R EINK E “Good men go to good places in the end,” Lewis said, his smile faltering slightly. ” The dimples cleaving his cheeks broadened again, his momentary sorrow gone as quickly as it had come.
Other men chuckled at this, and Charlotte pressed her lips together as she glared at James, feeling hot patches of humiliated color rise in her cheeks. “I should like to hear the lady’s thoughts on the matter,” Kenley Fairfax remarked from his corner. He stood in a comfortable pose with his shoulder leaning against the wall, his arms folded across his chest.
And I assumed it was yours,” Una said. “It is not mine. ” “It must be Mr. Cheadle’s,” Charlotte said, still perplexed. Una met her gaze, raising an interested brow. “Mr. ” “He certainly is,” Charlotte said. ” Charlotte and her family were due to attend a midafternoon party in honor of Margaret Houghton and her ﬁancée, Frederick Cuthbert, at nearby Chapford Manor. James would be in attendance. Charlotte genu- 47 inely meant to bring the knapsack with her, but in the hustle and bustle of her preparations—spurred to a nearly frenzied pace by Lady Epping’s harping and fretting over tardiness—she forgot.