By Lorraine Heath

The good-looking duke whom Victoria married is extra deliciously interesting than the cold-hearted rogue she was once engaged to . . .

How may possibly he most likely be an analogous guy?

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That she had but to be brought to the prepare dinner used to be of no outcome. She could make her presence identified and notice to it that nutrients was once made prepared so whilst Robert— She arrived on the open doorway and paused, not able to think what she was once seeing, or listening to, for that topic. certainly it was once the cook dinner giggling, yet no longer with one other servant. No, certainly. the guy with whom she was once having this sort of jolly reliable time was once none except the duke himself. They have been sitting throughout from one another at a desk the place Torie used to be sure the servants took their foodstuff. She’d by no means noticeable him glance so joyous, so comfortable, as if he used to be precisely the place he was once imagined to be. a strange proposal whilst she’d continuously inspiration he was once correct the place he belonged, and but it used to be the one approach she may describe what she used to be gazing. He was once at domestic, thoroughly at domestic along with his atmosphere. His laughter stopped as he shoved whatever into his mouth, closed his eyes, chewed madly, and dropped his head again. He looked to be in rapture, and the cook—a brief, white-haired girl who evidently believed in sampling the foodstuff she prepared—was staring at at him as if he have been her favourite baby. Torie was once mesmerized, observing the best way his throat muscle mass labored as he swallowed. He wasn’t dressed safely, yet wore basically trousers, boots, and a loosely becoming white blouse with buttons undone, leaving the cloth parted to bare in basic terms the smallest part of his neck, the pinnacle of his chest. establishing his eyes, he gave the cook dinner a grin of natural excitement. “Ah, Mrs. Cuddleworthy, nobody chefs a raspberry tart such as you do. ” “It’s a ask yourself I nonetheless take into accout how. You’ve now not requested for one in years”. “I wish one each morning any more. At afternoon tea besides. may perhaps in addition have them at dinner. ” He held up a finger as if he’d all of sudden considered whatever highly vital. “And lunch. ” “After announcing you by no means sought after one ready back. They have been constantly your favourite. I didn’t comprehend why you ordered me to not cause them to any further. ” “Clearly i used to be no longer myself that day. ” He got here partway out of his chair, leaned over, and kissed the aged woman’s cheek, inflicting her to laugh like an infatuated schoolgirl and her around cheeks to redden till they resembled apples. “It’s been years on the grounds that you’ve been so attentive, Your Grace. ” “An oversight I shall search to rectify. ” His eyes twinkling, he reached for an additional tart, by surprise preventing, his hand frozen over the plate. He should have detect Torie’s presence, simply because he jerked his head round, his gaze falling on her. He shoved himself to his toes, the chair’s legs clattering over the stone flooring. She felt like an interloper status within the doorway, staring at this pleasant alternate among the grasp of the home and his servant. extra, she used to be having a tough time reconciling the truth that the fellow status within the kitchen used to be an analogous guy who had requested for her hand in marriage. Oh, from time to time she’d heard him snicker, inspired a grin from him, yet neither have been introduced with such absolute pleasure.

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