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 snoozing 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 lifestyles within the hands of the auburn-haired good looks. but if the case got here to a stunning and hazardous finish, Garrett was once convinced he'd been betrayed . . . To companions in crime Ivy as soon as enjoyed Garrett with a virtuous center, yet nowadays she will be able to slightly stand him. Arriving at a abandoned property on a mysterious errand, she by no means anticipated to work out him back, nor believe an identical ecstasy she as soon as did at his contact. Now, joined with him within the look for the mythical jewels, she is prepared to danger every little thing. every thing, that's, other than her center . . .
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I believe you,” he drawled. “At least, I believe that you don’t know yet where they are. But they’ve been traced to Winter Garden, Ivy, and now I learn that you’ve just arrived as well. Don’t you think that’s a bit fortuitous? ” She cringed inside. After everything that had happened between them two years ago, after all this time apart, when she’d thought about him, cried over him, cursed him, missed him and the week they’d shared, he still only cared about the diamonds, still believed she had failed him, or worse, deceived him.
Rehearsed. But she tried to shrug that off. “I see,” she returned with a smile, taking in the room as Mrs. Thurman moved to tidy up the bed. It looked fluffy and comfortable, and large enough to accommodate more than one person. She noted the tall fireplace with a bronze grate to her right, a rather large lavender satin settee in front of it, and to her left beside the window, a small oak dressing table and mirror. With dark-paneled walls that matched the floorboards, the only other color in the room came from two lavender rugs and an oil painting of lilacs in a still life hanging above the bed.
But then he kept to himself. ” “I suppose it didn’t seem unusual for him to stay somewhat secluded,” Ivy remarked, acknowledging how very brazen Benedict’s return had to seem to the local gentry. A family disgraced couldn’t possibly expect to entertain or accept social invitations. “No, and since he hired only a minimal staff,” Mrs. ” Garrett offered lightly. Mrs. Rodney lifted her teacup and finished the contents in a swallow. ” “The Marquess of Rye,” Garrett said. Ivy sat forward a little, a sudden thought occurred to her.