By Sara Reinke
Charlotte Engle reveals herself at the fallacious finish of a pistol whilst her trainer is stopped through infamous highwaymen, the Black Trio. even if Charlotte survives the come upon none the more serious for put on, her mom, woman Epping, makes a decision Charlotte is short of a husband to guard her. Charlotte is susceptible to agree simply while brought to Kenley Fairfax. Kenley is captivating and good-looking, a tender lord with a sordid previous and a name for hassle. He’s simply the type to strike Charlotte’s fancy—and horrify her mom. whilst woman Epping arranges a wedding to an unbearable cad, despite the fact that, Kenley involves her rescue mentioning she has already agreed to marry him. Kenley charms and excites Charlotte greater than any guy she has ever met, yet can she quite marry somebody she has identified below every week? a guy with secrets and techniques in his lifestyles he retains fiercely guarded? let alone one her mom despises? The nearer Charlotte attracts to the reality approximately Kenley, the extra she realizes he may be in a position to way more treachery than she had believed attainable, and the extra she unearths herself eager about an online of deceit that incorporates late-night conspiracies, road theft, cold-blooded homicide, and—most unforeseen of all—love.
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Charlotte, darling, come back. I am sorry. ” “Some fun,” she muttered. ” she snapped without turning around. “Charlotte, of course I know more about you than your beauty. It is just your beauty that strikes me the most—is that such a crime? If so, I plead my guilt gladly. ” She did not turn. She followed the path back to Darton Hall. She could hear him laughing behind her, as one might at the histrionics of a malcontent child. The sound made her fume, and she balled her hands into ﬁsts. 1 1 1 Charlotte stood in Reilly’s bedchamber on the second ﬂoor, watching James and her mother speaking in quiet counsel in the front yard.
Reilly asked, sidestepping to present Charlotte. ” “I remember the name, but not her face,” Kenley said. “I must be daft, surely. ” He bowed before her, and as he straightened she held his gaze, oﬀering a slight curtsy. “I . . I am well, my lord,” she said. ” “Hoah, the pomp and circumstance of social introductions,” Lewis said, clapping Reilly and Kenley on the shoulders, jostling them both. “Dropping nods and bending over. I am aching already, sorely out of practice. Where is the brandy? ” 1 1 1 Charlotte would have preferred to have spent the day in the company of Reilly and his friends, but such was not to be.
I do not know,” he said. ” He kissed her ear. “But do not worry for that. ” He held her for a long moment and then drew away. “I have read your essays, Charlotte,” he said. “Do not 43 pay James Houghton any mind. ” she asked, surprised. “Of course I have,” he said. “My sister is a published author—that makes me very proud. ” She blinked at him, pleased and dumbfounded. She was completely unaware Lord Epping had ever seen— much less purchased—one of her chapbooks. “They are very good, Charlotte,” Reilly told her.
An Unexpected Engagement by Sara Reinke