By Edith Layton
A bride to save lots of his identify . . . except he unearths a filthy rich wife—and soon—Lord Ian Sutcombe will lose every little thing. Left deeply in debt via his silly father and grasping stepmother, his basically wish is to marry for funds. Stung by means of a suitor's merciless betrayal, Hannah Leeds, daughter of a wealthy service provider, wasn't convinced she'd ever love back. So while her father arranges her betrothal to the good-looking lord, she is of the same opinion. It used to be not more than a wedding of comfort. they'd honor and obey, yet by no means love . . . till a simmering ardour exploded right into a hot affair. Now, with Hannah socializing with contributors of the ton and one other guy out to win her middle, Ian will do every thing in his strength to teach Hannah she is his ecstasy, his wish fulfilled . . . and oh a lot more than a bride for his comfort.
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Ian asked. “This is a private box. I’ll leave orders that no one is to enter until we return. A BRIDE FOR HIS CONVENIENCE 57 Footmen here make their livings guarding these boxes,” he explained. “I’d love to,” Hannah’s father said, rising from his chair. Ian handed Hannah a paper. “Here’s a program of the night’s entertainment,” he told her. “It will confuse you even more. ” She smiled as he opened the door and left the box with her father. Ian had a word with a nearby footman, slipped some coins into his hand, and waited until the man took up a station, standing cross-armed in front of the box they’d just left.
Mr. Leeds demanded angrily. “So Society can meet my future wife,” Ian said. “And she, them. But there’s no need for her to hang about, waiting for insult. It won’t be within my hearing, of course. But I can’t be at her elbow every second. ” Hannah’s father asked incredulously. “Never,” Ian said patiently. “Those who care about such things remember for generations. ” Mr. Leeds pulled on his lower lip. “I don’t A BRIDE FOR HIS CONVENIENCE 41 know,” he said, looking at Hannah. “I expected snobbery, but this?
She didn’t want anyone seeing her face. She was no longer sure of her decision. Making a decision in the full flush of first mortification was very different from trying to live with it when your emotions calmed down. The marquis’s insolvency and debt, however, were authentic and constant things. He had no choice but to do as he’d done, or else lose what little else he had. Was her reason to marry and her resolve as real and steady as his? Should it be? She could still shear off. Her father had enough money to be generous; he could afford to settle the matter by offering the marquis funds to placate him.
A Bride for His Convenience by Edith Layton