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One Night of Scandal (After Hours #2) Nightbred (Lords of the Darkyn #2)

Infernal butler, Kate muttered. He’s supposed to see if we’re ‘at home’ before showing you in.

Nurse nodded. She always nodded when the duke talked about the superiority of the Basset blood. Maybe, she suggested, he just doesnt have anything he wants to say.The duke didnt look convinced, but he handed Simon a toy soldier, patted him on the head, and left the house to go exercise the new mare hed purchased from Lord Worth.

Valiant (Modern Faerie Tales #2)

Two years later, however, he wasnt so sanguine.Why isnt he talking? he boomed.I dont know, Nurse answered, wringing her hands.

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1)

What have you done to him?I havent done anything!

If youd been doing your job correctly, he—the duke jabbed an angry finger in Simons direction—would be speaking.

Simon, who was practicing his letters at his miniature desk, watched the exchange with interest.Oh, please. What could possibly be so terrible that you must conceal your identity from me?

Sophie gulped. Here in the Bridgerton nursery, with him looming over her, she couldn’t quite remember why she’d decided  not to tell him that she was the lady at the masquerade.Maybe she’d feared that he would want her to become his mistress.

Devil Said Bang (Sandman Slim #4)

Which had happened anyway.Or maybe she hadn’t said anything because by the time she’d realized that this wasn’t going to be a chance meeting, that he wasn’t about to let Sophie-the-housemaid out of his life, it was too late. She’d gone too long without telling him, and she  feared his rage.

Which was exactly what had happened.Proving her point. Of course, that was cold consolation as she stood across from him, watching his eyes go hot with anger  and cold with disdain—all at the same time.

Maybe the truth—as unflattering as it might be—was that her pride had been stung. She’d been disappointed that he hadn’t recognized her himself. If the night of the masquerade had been as magical for him as it had been for her, shouldn’t he have known instantly who she was?Two years she’d spent dreaming about him. Two years she’d seen his face every night in her mind. And yet when he’d seen hers, he’d seen a stranger.

Or maybe, just maybe, it hadn’t been any of those things. Maybe it was simpler than that. Maybe she’d just wanted to protect her heart. She didn’t know why, but she’d felt a little safer, a little less exposed as an anonymous housemaid. If Benedict had known who she was—or at least known that she’d been the woman at the masquerade—then he would have pursued her. Relentlessly.Oh, he had certainly pursued her when he’d thought she’d been a maid. But it would have been different if he’d known the truth. Sophie was sure of it. He wouldn’t have perceived the class differences as being quite so great, and Sophie would have lost an important barrier between them. Her social status, or lack thereof, had been a protective wall around her heart. She couldn’t get too close because, quite honestly, she couldn’t get too close. A man such as Benedict—son of and brother to viscounts—would never marry a servant.

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