I have already started – and nearly finished! – five books this month, but I also said I wanted to finish my first batch of NetGalley books by the end of April. I’ll be starting this book later this week…but I still have two more to go. I don’t think I’m going to get the entire batch read, but I am working on whittling my NetGalley list down!
Synopsis ~ My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch
“Oh,” Lady Marjorie Forrester muttered, taking a hasty step backward to avoid Lord Belcast and his wildly unpredictable walking cane. “Well, a good day to you anyway, my lord.”
Pulling her shawl more closely around her shoulders against the October chill, she even gave a polite half curtsy at his swiftly retreating backside for good measure before she continued up Bond Street. One never knew who might be observing, after all. The Season had ended weeks ago, and only those lords and ladies with the most urgent business chose London over the countryside and hunting, but Mayfair was never empty. And so she kept her eyes level, her chin high, and her expression a pleasant half smile. Ladies didn’t show perturbation. Everyone knew that.
Graeme, Viscount Maxton, stripped off his heavy work gloves as he strode up the hill toward the house. “Calm yerself, Connell,” he urged, “before ye split the seat of yer trousers.”
His youngest brother continued circling and leaping about like a pine marten after a mouse. “But it’s the Maxwell!” the eight-year-old exclaimed, grabbing one of Graeme’s hands to pull him along. “Ye said after last year he’d nae darken our doorway again, but there he is, himself! The Duke of Dunncraigh! And two grand coaches!”
The innkeeper, apparently also aware of the reputation of his countrymen and of the impact a kidnapping would have on the popularity of his establishment among English travelers, escorted her to every room in the inn, and opened every door himself. [Loc617]
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