By Mary Balogh
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You could have the best of it all. ” Reggie shrugged and refrained from pointing out the lack of logic in his father’s attitude toward the beau monde. “I am accepted well enough by all the gentlemen I know,” he said. “I went to school with half of them. As for the ladies, well, who needs them? ” He made a careless, dismissive gesture with one well-manicured hand. His father’s large hand slammed down flat on the desk. ” “Time enough to think of that,” Reggie said hastily, “when I am thirty-five or so.
With a title. And even if you are visualizing marvelous revenge on your mortal enemy. If that is what you are contemplating, sir, you may forget it without further ado. I will not do it. ” His father slapped one hand on the desk. ” he said again just as if he had not even heard his son’s alarmed protest. Reggie watched in tense silence as his father’s mind worked over these salacious new facts concerning his neighbor—facts that suddenly gave him the power he had always craved. He was still smiling.
And then there was Lady Annabelle, who was tricked out for the occasion in white muslin, which almost exactly matched her complexion. Her very blond hair, arranged in elaborate curls about her head and wispy ringlets over her ears, looked almost colorful in comparison. If she had said boo, she might have been mistaken for a ghost and they might all have run screaming from the room. Her face wore no smile, gracious or otherwise. Nor any other expression. She gazed straight ahead at nothing in particular.