Autumn Countdown Blitz with @lovingthebook
Day 11 – Married at Midnight by Arabella Sheraton
Earl of Pennington discovers the inheritance from his great-uncle depends on
him marrying at midnight on the eve of his thirtieth birthday, he is irate.
Marriage is not part of his plan to save his impoverished estates. He crosses
paths unexpectedly with the beautiful Roxanne Chesney, who is fleeing from her
fulfil the conditions of his great-uncle’s will, enabling him secure his
inheritance. In return he will pay her a small fortune.
offer? What about the revolting Edgar Doyle who forced her into a loveless
marriage that has not been consummated? Roxanne has escaped Edgar’s clutches,
but she wonders how long she will manage to evade him. The earl’s contract has
no strings attached. The offer is irresistible except for the fact that Roxanne
is already married!
to look in on Edgar. Reluctant though she felt to exchange even a word with
him, it was her duty as hostess to check his state of health.
his skin pasty and his eyes bloodshot.
see if you’re still alive and I hope that this mishap will dissuade you from
targeting the Pennington family.”
want my pound of flesh, milady, and you’re going to help me get it.”
about? Your plans are over. Your attempt at robbery has failed.”
face. “Think so? I’ve got news for you. This mishap, as you describe it, has
worked out perfectly for me.”
she would ever be rid of the man. She felt ill and desperately wanted to run
out of the room and be sick just to get rid of the feeling, but she didn’t. She
forced the bile back down and sat looking composed and confident.