By Julia Quinn
"When Charles Wycombe, the speeding and incorrigible Earl of Billington, toppled out of a tree and landed at Ellie's toes, neither suspected that such an inauspicious assembly could result in marriage. yet Charles needs to discover a bride sooner than his 30th birthday or he'll lose his fortune. And Ellie wishes a husband or her father's odious fiancée will decide upon one for her. they usually comply with wed, although their fit seems to were made someplace warmer than heaven ... Ellie by no means dreamed she'd marry a stranger, particularly one with this sort of devastating mixture of rakish appeal and debonair wit. She attempts to maintain him at arm's size, at the least till she discovers the guy underneath the good-looking floor. yet Charles may be very persuasive -- even smooth -- whilst he places his brain to it, and Ellie reveals herself slipping lower than his seductive spell. And as one kiss ends up in one other, this not likely pair discovers that their marriage isn't really so inconvenient finally ... and simply may bring about love.
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Tabitha couldn’t help but be impressed with Jake’s confidence, the depth of his knowledge and his ability to handle people. He knew exactly what needed to be done and believed he could do it right. She hoped he could instill some of that confidence in her. Left alone for a blessed minute, Tabitha rested her head against the high back of her chair and closed her eyes. She tried to concentrate on her mantra so she could find serenity, but serenity was elusive. Heck, concentration was elusive. Too much had happened in too short a period of time.
Don’t say that. ” Satisfied that he’d put the fear of God into her, Jake straightened. “Stay put. ” She shivered. To keep from reaching for her, Jake turned toward the door. “He won’t. ” Silence accompanied him to the door, as did a feeling of eyes burning into his back. At the door, he couldn’t resist turning. Sure enough, she was watching him, though she wasn’t concentrating on his butt. ” She blinked, as if surprised to be asked. “Of course. ” He nodded, understanding more than she knew. She was a control freak just like him.
The one thing had nothing to do with the other. Stepping onto the carpet, Tabitha was surrounded by an impenetrable wall of reporters, half of whom shoved microphones in her face and shouted questions. Each tried to be heard over the others, but the result was cacophony. Suddenly Jake’s hand connected firmly with the small of her back. The electrical charge that shot up Tabitha’s spine made her eyes widen and the breath catch in her throat. She couldn’t answer a question even if she was able to distinguish one reporter’s voice from the others.