By Tessa Dare
While a devilish lord and a bluestocking trigger at the highway to destroy . . . time isn't on their side.
Minerva Highwood, considered one of Spindle Cove's proven spinsters, should be in Scotland.
Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne, a rake of the 1st order, should be . . . wherever yet Spindle Cove.
These not likely companions have one week:to pretend an elopement
to persuade friends and family they're "in love"
to outrun armed robbers
to live to tell the tale their worst nightmares
to commute 400 miles with out killing every one other
All whereas sharing a really small carriage by means of day and a good smaller mattress by way of night.
What they don't have time for is their starting to be appeal. less wild ardour. And heaven forbid they spend valuable hours baring their hearts and souls.
Suddenly one week feels like precisely adequate time to discover a global of hassle. and perhaps . . . simply perhaps . . . eternal love.
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Jesus Ortiz came downstairs with a pair of suits on hangers. All morning he had sorted and stacked and labeled. He had looked at the clothing stacked in dusty hundreds to the ceiling of the stifling loft and each suit had seemed a building block for some odd edifice he was erecting without conscious design. Now he had reached a point where he was obsessed with perfection, and two ordinary suits had seemed to mar the aesthetic daze he worked in. “These here suits, Sol,” he began, and then stared in puzzlement at the crudely tattooed numbers on his employer’s thick, hairless arm.