A Notorious Proposition (Avon Romantic Treasure) by Adele Ashworth

A Notorious Proposition (Avon Romantic Treasure) by Adele Ashworth

By Adele Ashworth

From mattress companions . . . years in the past, whereas on project for the Crown, darkly good-looking Garrett Burke left girl Ivy Wentworth drowsing bare in his mattress as he went looking for the lacking Martello diamonds. After apprehending the dastardly thief, he meant to spend the remainder of his existence within the hands of the auburn-haired good looks. but if the case got here to a surprising and unsafe finish, Garrett was once sure he'd been betrayed . . . To companions in crime Ivy as soon as enjoyed Garrett with a virtuous middle, yet nowadays she will slightly stand him. Arriving at a abandoned property on a mysterious errand, she by no means anticipated to work out him back, nor consider a similar ecstasy she as soon as did at his contact. Now, joined with him within the look for the mythical jewels, she is keen to chance every little thing. every little thing, that's, other than her center . . .

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And after meeting with the architect, I’d like to be shown to my private quarters,” she added pleasantly. “Certainly. ” “My lady’s maid, Jane Smith, will be arriving late this afternoon with two trunks,” was her reply. She had no intention of telling him she had arrived a day earlier than planned to speak with the earl and his wife, and of course he wouldn’t ask. ” He offered her a gentle bow and turned on his heel, heading toward the kitchen to do her bidding. 28 ADELE ASHWORTH Ivy suddenly wished she had a mirror to inspect her appearance.

Better all around if he thought her in charge right from the start. With a perfunctory smile she nodded once. “Very good, Newbury. Please ask Mrs. ” “At once, my lady,” he replied, as if it were her suggestion. “And after meeting with the architect, I’d like to be shown to my private quarters,” she added pleasantly. “Certainly. ” “My lady’s maid, Jane Smith, will be arriving late this afternoon with two trunks,” was her reply. She had no intention of telling him she had arrived a day earlier than planned to speak with the earl and his wife, and of course he wouldn’t ask.

Ivy remained quiet for a moment, trying to absorb the information. But before she could respond, she felt the slightest stirring of the toe of his shoe just above her leather-booted ankle, a gentle, up-and-down caress on her stockinged calf that both surprised and horrified her. It was a shocking, despicable, sensuous movement that flooded her mind with memory and her body with heat. Quickly, as daintily as she could, she jerked her leg to the side and adjusted her bottom in the chair, her skirts over her knees and around her ankles, noting with barely contained ire that Garrett looked quite relaxed, as if he didn’t even notice the discomfiture he had purposely caused.

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