The Bride Goes Rogue by Joanna Shupe EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Joanna Shupe
- Language: English
- Genre: American Historical Romance
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It was a fine day to ambush a fiancé.
Well, perhaps ambush was too strong a word, Katherine Delafield
thought as she carefully descended from the hack to the street. She hadn’t
contacted him beforehand or made an appointment with his secretary, but
certainly he would make time for her. While Preston Clarke was a busy
man, with his many properties, he and Katherine were betrothed.
Clutching her journal, she made her way toward the tall building bearing
her fiancé’s name. They hadn’t seen each other since a brief introduction a
year ago during the season. It wasn’t until after said introduction when her
father informed her about the betrothal agreement between her and Preston.
Years ago, when Henry Clarke and Lloyd Delafield were still business
partners, they decided their only children would wed once they were of age.
This hadn’t come as much of a surprise, as Katherine always expected
her father would choose her husband. That was how most marriages worked
in their world. What had surprised her, however, was how much she was
looking forward to being Preston’s wife.
She could still remember spying his tall and striking form across a
ballroom, a giant warrior in a sea of bland and banal. With his windswept
hair falling over his brow, he’d laughed at something one of his friends said,
and she watched his smile transform his face from stern into breathtakingly
From then on she’d looked for mention of him everywhere. Followed the
progress of his company. She even learned the names of his mistresses. At
first, she hadn’t minded waiting on him to announce the betrothal. But
Katherine was more than ready now, and Daddy was tired of fielding her
questions about when and where this marriage would take place. He finally
urged her to visit Preston and iron out all the details.
This was not a hardship. Details were among her favorite things.
Now inside the ornate lobby, she gave a polite nod to the elevator
operator. “Good afternoon, sir. I’m here to see Mr. Clarke.”
“Ah, then you’re going to the top floor, miss.” He closed the iron door
and started the lift. “Gets visitors all day long, Mr. Clarke does. None as
pretty as you, though.”
“That’s very kind of you, thank you.” She supposed she would be seeing
a lot of the building employees in the years to come. “What is your name,
“Nice to meet you, Reginald. I am Miss Delafield. Soon to be Mrs.
His brows shot straight up. “Well, now! Congratulations. I wasn’t told he
was getting married.”
“Oh, there’s been an understanding between our families for years. I’m
here today to work out the details.”
“Then I wish you luck. He could use a little sunshine in his life, if you
ask my opinion. Never seen a man scowl so much.”
Poor Preston. She sensed that he worked very hard. She would change all
that once they were married and settled.
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