A Bride for His Convenience by Edith Layton

By Edith Layton

A bride to avoid wasting his identify . . . until he reveals a prosperous wife—and soon—Lord Ian Sutcombe will lose every thing. Left deeply in debt by means of his silly father and grasping stepmother, his purely desire is to marry for funds. Stung via a suitor's merciless betrayal, Hannah Leeds, daughter of a wealthy service provider, wasn't yes she'd ever love back. So whilst her father arranges her betrothal to the good-looking lord, she has the same opinion. It was once not more than a wedding of comfort. they might honor and obey, yet by no means love . . . till a simmering ardour exploded right into a scorching affair. Now, with Hannah socializing with contributors of the ton and one other guy out to win her center, Ian will do every little thing in his strength to teach Hannah she is his ecstasy, his hope fulfilled . . . and oh a lot more than a bride for his comfort.

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But I can’t be at her elbow every second. ” Hannah’s father asked incredulously. “Never,” Ian said patiently. “Those who care about such things remember for generations. ” Mr. Leeds pulled on his lower lip. “I don’t A BRIDE FOR HIS CONVENIENCE 41 know,” he said, looking at Hannah. “I expected snobbery, but this? ” “Nothing has changed, Mr. ” Foster exclaimed. ” Hannah looked at the marquis, and suddenly felt a pang of remorse for someone other than herself. Nothing showed in his expression, the man seemed made of stone.

That was a thing he’d thought he’d never be capable of. If he’d been in comfortable circumstances, he wondered what he’d have thought of a friend who’d done the same. He grimaced. That was bad enough. Pray God, he thought, that he hadn’t sold far more. He rose, and went back to pour himself another glass. He knew he was being ungrateful. He knew he was lucky. He just wished he felt it. Chapter 5 nm T hey went for walks and drives. They took tea together, and sometimes dinner. After a week, Hannah was sure of three things: her fiancé had excellent table manners, could discourse pleasantly on every topic she could bring up, and had a light hand on the reins.

Done, then,” he said. The elder gentlemen were waiting with champagne when the couple came back into the house. “Congratulations, my lord,” Mr. Leeds said, handing Ian a glass. “Well done, Miss Leeds,” Foster said, handing Hannah one. ” Hannah asked. “By your expression, my dear,” he said. “I’m sorry your mother didn’t survive to see this,” her father said. “It was her greatest wish that her girls marry well. You must meet Hannah’s sisters too,” he told Ian. ” A BRIDE FOR HIS CONVENIENCE 39 “I’ve saved you the trouble, my lord,” Mr.

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