A Romp with a Rogue by Tammy Andresen EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Tammy Andresen
- Language: English
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- Genre: Tudor Historical Romance
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MISS ABIGAIL WENTWORTH sat as still as still could be as she waited for the
tirade to end. She cocked her head thoughtfully to the side, clasping her
hands together in her lap as her cousin went on and on…
What was Clarence on about again?
She tried to remember the thread, hoping her eyes hadn’t glazed in a way
that would alert him she wasn’t listening. He didn’t like it when she stopped
The story had been long and dull, not that one could tell from his level of
Quietly, she remembered the thread of his words. The tale about a man
who had slighted him at his club that afternoon.
Now that she thought about it, she distinctly remembered a few lines.
They played back in her mind as she continued her pretense of listening and
glancing about the second-floor drawing room. The room was unchanged
from her childhood, soft pink silk curtains, cream pillows, highly polished
wood. But everything felt different now. Cast in a darker light.
“And then he’d informed me that I was not welcome at his table. Can you
Yes. Yes, she could.
But she shook her head sympathetically, molding her features in a show
“I’m the new baron,” he railed. “How dare that bastard say such a thing to
me?” His hand flew up in the air as she forced herself to focus.
The first time Clarence had gone on such a tirade, she’d been frightened
out of her wits. He grew so animated, his face turning purple, his arms
waving wildly. And when she’d asked a probing question about what he’d
done to provoke such negative behavior from another, wham. The back of his
hand had come down across her cheek so hard and so fast, stars had exploded
behind her eyes.
Even now, her fingers came up to stroke the skin along her cheekbone,
which had been bruised for weeks.
She’d been shocked and appalled that first time. What great offense had
she committed that warranted such treatment? But no answer had become
So she’d learned…
Better to make sympathetic noises, say as little as possible. Give him the
appearance of attendance while letting her mind drift far away.
The problem was not in her method, it was sound. The issue now was
how often she was forced to keep up this façade—almost daily. And how
many more times she’d need to in the future.
Clarence was her distant cousin and heir to her father’s title. When her
father had passed five months prior, Clarence had been on a tour of France
and it had taken some time to bring him back.
But now that he was here, he was inescapable. In her present…but in her
future as well.
Clarence had decided that he and Abigail should marry. The new Baron
Westphal wanted her as his baroness. And she was in no position to deny
him. It was impossible.
This was going to be her life.
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