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A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet, Book 2) by Julia Quinn

By Julia Quinn

"*Anne Wynter is probably not who she says she is . . .*

But she's dealing with really good as a governess to threehighborn younger women. Her task could be a challenge—in a singleweek she unearths herself hiding in a closet choked with tubas, playingan evil queen in a play that would be a tragedy (or mightbe a comedy—no one is sure), and tending to the injuries ofthe oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodgingunwanted advances, he's the 1st guy who has actually temptedher, and it's getting more durable and more durable to remind herself governess has no company flirting with a nobleman.

*Daniel Smythe-Smith should be in mortal threat . . .*

But that's not likely to prevent the younger earl from fallingin love. And while he spies a mysterious lady at his family'sannual musicale, he vows to pursue her, no matter if that meansspending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she's aunicorn. yet Daniel has an enemy, one that has vowed to seehim lifeless. And whilst Anne is thrown into peril,he will cease at not anything to ensuretheir chuffed finishing . . .

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The voice speculated with amusement. "If the gentlemen will remove themselves from the carriage for just a moment, we won't keep them longer than it takes to relieve them of their purses," the highwayman invited politely. The Duke looked at the pistols pointed at his heart, and shrugging at the Contessa's frightened face and Lord Wrainton's outraged one, he climbed from the carriage, pausing briefly as he saw the tartan sash of the highwayman before stepping carefully into the muddy roadway. "Well, well, if it isn't my scar-faced friend from the party.

This time she has outmaneuvered me and I must swallow my pride and give in gracefully. I have no other choice if I wish to own my ancestral home, and I have vowed that no one but I shall inherit it. So, I find myself in the position of being engaged to the Lady Blanche Delande, the Dowager Duchess's choice as a perfect wife for me, despite my feelings to the contrary. " Sir Jeremy felt a twinge of unease as he stared at his friend's haughty profile, the sherry-colored eyes narrowed reflectively and the finely chiseled lips curved in an unpleasant smile.

Not much to look at I'm afraid. It's just a small Elizabethan manor house, and I haven't even seen it in Lord knows how many years, come to think of it. " he speculated idly. "Caro, we should pay a visit to this little house," the Contessa suggested, then turning to the Duke explained, "You see, I am the Marquis' third wife, and as yet I have not met his family. " she demanded with a frown. " Lord Wrainton shrugged carelessly. " "You obviously haven't seen your children in some time," the Duke commented sardonically.

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