By Adele Ashworth
From mattress companions . . . years in the past, whereas on task for the Crown, darkly good-looking Garrett Burke left woman 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 existence within the palms of the auburn-haired good looks. but if the case got here to a surprising and unsafe finish, Garrett was once definite he'd been betrayed . . . To companions in crime Ivy as soon as enjoyed Garrett with a virtuous center, 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 an analogous ecstasy she as soon as did at his contact. Now, joined with him within the look for the mythical jewels, she is prepared to possibility every little thing. every thing, that's, other than her middle . . .
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Still, she could either ignore him, which might actually bring more attention to them as individuals in Winter Garden for a devious purpose, or she could play the innocent. After a moment’s hesitation, she decided she had no choice. She must play along or risk losing every advantage. Glaring at him as he approached, she couldn’t help but notice he’d recently bathed and shaved, and dressed 48 ADELE ASHWORTH in a fine-quality day suit of brown woolen trousers, a beige linen shirt with dark brown cravat, and matching frock coat.
The Martello diamonds had been stolen from a mysterious owner who had purchased them from an aristocratic royal family years ago. Garrett had been given the assignment of recovery by the Home Office, and she had been asked to help him by that very same employer. Their pairing in the matter led to the tumultuous week they had spent together, and the night she’d given him all of herself in an attempt to save his life. ” After all that had happened between them, he publicly blamed her for his failure.
The older woman delicately frowned. “Nothing really, aside from a bit of surprise. ” She cleared her throat. “Of course when a member of the family is . . detained by the police, it becomes quite a scandalous affair for everybody. 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.