By Adele Ashworth
"**From mattress partners...**
Two years in the past, whereas on task for the Crown, darkly good-looking Garrett Burke left woman Ivy Wentworth napping 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 unsafe finish, Garrett used to be sure 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 determine him back, nor believe a similar ecstasy she as soon as did at his contact. Now, joined with him within the look for the mythical jewels, she is prepared to threat every little thing. every little thing, that's, other than her heart...
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Extra resources for A Notorious Proposition (Winter Garden, Book 3)
51 HIGHWAYMAN LOVER “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 Charlotte blinked at him, surprised by his intervention. “Suppose I tendered my purse to your counsel--all of it in full, right now, this very moment,” Kenley said to her, drawing away from the wall and stepping toward the table. He looked at Charlotte with interest.
James offered his arm genteelly to her, and she rested her hand against the crook of his elbow as they strolled together along the cobbled pathways twining through the garden. Most of the flowers and decorative shrubbery had already been uprooted or trimmed back in anticipation of winter months, but Charlotte pretended even leaf-barren nubs or overturned patches of soil absorbed her attention. He accepted her silence for a while without interruption, but she could feel his gaze upon her and knew he would not let her so easily escape for long.
She felt his palms slide against her throat, and she tried to shrug away from him. “James . ” she said, frowning. He cradled her face between his hands and leaned toward her. “You are so beautiful, Charlotte,” he whispered. “Do you know how much I long for you? ” His mouth lowered toward hers, poised to settle in a kiss. “James, stop,” she said, ducking her head. ” She pulled away, and he let her go. ” she asked. “If it will yield me your hand, yes,” he replied. 31 HIGHWAYMAN LOVER “It will not, James,” she said.
A Notorious Proposition (Winter Garden, Book 3) by Adele Ashworth