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By Adele Ashworth

From mattress companions . . . years in the past, whereas on task 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 hazardous finish, Garrett used to be sure he'd been betrayed . . . To companions in crime Ivy as soon as enjoyed Garrett with a virtuous middle, 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 determine him back, nor consider an analogous ecstasy she as soon as did at his contact. Now, joined with him within the look for the mythical jewels, she is keen to threat every little thing. every little thing, that's, other than her center . . .

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Far too close. 42 ADELE ASHWORTH She closed her eyes to the intense rush of apprehension that suddenly coursed through her and clutched the windowpane until the wood scraped her hands, until the fear passed— Help me! She stilled. “Ian . ” Help me, Ivy! With a gasp, her eyes shot open and she jerked back from the window—though not before she’d seen Garrett watching her. He’d been sitting on a bench across the lake, staring at the house with his piercing eyes. And he couldn’t have missed her standing in front of the glass, gazing outside in bright sunshine.

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. “Have you met the marquess, Mrs. ” The older woman chuckled and shook her head. 56 ADELE ASHWORTH “Good heavens, no, and what a mystery he is,” she maintained, leaning forward to place her cup and saucer on the tea table. ” Garrett probed. ” Mrs. Rodney patted her the corners of her mouth with her linen napkin, stalling, Ivy was certain, for effect.

He whispered huskily. She swallowed, unwilling to give him the satisfaction of a denial. ” He looked back into her eyes. ” she quickly returned. ” He almost laughed. Almost. ” An extremely awkward moment passed in silence. She couldn’t look away, couldn’t scream, couldn’t breathe. Then, abruptly, she felt a strange and utter A NOTORIOUS PROPOSITION 35 coldness envelop the room, and she glanced up instinctively as she tried to shake off a sudden uneasiness. ” Startled, she nearly jumped from the interruption.

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