By Julia Quinn
"*Anne Wynter may not be who she says she is . . .*
But she's dealing with fairly good as a governess to threehighborn younger women. Her activity could be a challenge—in a singleweek she unearths herself hiding in a closet packed with tubas, playingan evil queen in a play that would be a tragedy (or mightbe a comedy—no one is sure), and tending to the injuries ofthe oh-so-dashing Earl of Winstead. After years of dodgingunwanted advances, he's the 1st guy who has actually temptedher, and it's getting tougher and more durable to remind herself governess has no enterprise flirting with a nobleman.
*Daniel Smythe-Smith may be in mortal risk . . .*
But that's not likely to prevent the younger earl from fallingin love. And whilst he spies a mysterious lady at his family'sannual musicale, he vows to pursue her, whether that meansspending his days with a ten-year-old who thinks she's aunicorn. yet Daniel has an enemy, person who has vowed to seehim lifeless. And while Anne is thrown into peril,he will cease at not anything to ensuretheir satisfied finishing . . .
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They started to descend slowly to the chamber where the Faol people were gathered. There looked to be about two hundred of them, standing in silence, forming a circle. A uniformly striking people they were, and all had about them that same quality Iona had first noticed in Struan. Nature in its most primitive and beautiful form. The kind of beauty that makes you catch your breath. A stillness. A sense of danger, and with it a pull of excitement. Elemental. The word could have been created for them.
You will not refuse,” he said through gritted teeth. His guts twisted. Part of him didn’t want her to comply, for it would inevitably affect what made her uniquely herself—the part that deeply attracted him even though he had known her only briefly. He knew that the transformation would enhance her but somehow that didn’t seem to matter. Duty and desire. Normally they were intertwined. Struan cursed under his breath. What right had he to challenge the ancient ways? And for the sake of a mere woman, too!
He could taste it, acrid in his mouth. The first time she had wavered. Her eyes were huge in her heart-shaped face. He had to force himself to take his fur cloak from her, to pin it back around his own shoulders. Her own sweet scent had permeated it. The urge to cast caution to the winds and break all the rules grew stronger. What was wrong with him? ” Struan’s hackles rose. “At the full moon, all being well, there will be a Binding,” he said tersely. ” Iona’s voice shook. “Then you will know it is our way of accepting you, making you one of us,” Struan said, his eyes fixed firmly on the rapidly approaching procession.
A Night Like This (Smythe-Smith Quartet, Book 2) by Julia Quinn