Captives of the Night (Scoundrels, Book 2) by Loretta Chase

By Loretta Chase

"When the interesting Comte d'Esmond enters a room, girls swoon and males gnash their enamel. The count number is absolutely familiar with this response and magnificent at exploiting it. What he isn't ready for is Leila Beaumont. One glance from her tawny eyes is dangerously fascinating. How ... tricky. Esmond can't come up with the money for the distraction of an entanglement, in spite of the fact that passionate it gives you to be. He's speculated to be operating --- for the govt.! --- and his employers wish Leila's corrupt and treacherous husband dropped at justice. whilst the wife, unsurprisingly and comfortably, will get himself murdered, all Esmond has to do is apparent Leila of suspicion and continue to the subsequent task.

But no longer being hanged for her husband's homicide isn't sufficient for Leila. She desires to examine the reality --- it all --- from Esmond, a guy who's been mendacity all his life.


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Sie sollten in der nächsten Zeit sehr vorsichtig sein, Fräulein Halstenbek«, ermahnte er sie noch. « �Nicht alle sind so«, antwortete Jaqueline fröstelnd. « �Ja, den habe ich. Aber ich fürchte, die Polizei wird mir nicht helfen können. « �Das wollte ich in der Tat. « �Die Polizei kann meine Fenster auch nicht wieder ganz machen. « Jaqueline stockte. Eigentlich hatte sie nicht die Absicht gehabt, den Namen zu verraten. Sauerkamp betrachtete sie besorgt. »Auch gegen Fahrkrog und seine Spießgesellen ist ein Kraut gewachsen.

Ich wüsste nicht, was Sie das angeht«, entgegnete sie kühl. « Sie straffte die Schultern und lief davon, während ihr Puls nur so raste und sie vor Angst zitterte. , ermahnte sie sich. Als sie sich nach einer Weile umwandte, stellte sie erleichtert fest, dass der Geldverleiher verschwunden war. Keuchend blieb sie stehen und presste eine Hand auf die Brust. Ihr Herz raste wie ein gefangenes Tier, das sich verzweifelt gegen die Gitterstäbe seines Käfigs warf. Es dauerte eine Weile, bis Jaqueline sich wieder beruhigt hatte und weitergehen konnte.

Ein triumphierendes Lächeln trat auf Fahrkrogs Gesicht. »Oh, ich glaube nicht, dass Sie verzichten können«, raunte er und griff nach ihrem Arm. « Jaqueline entwand sich augenblicklich seinem Griff. Mit einem Schlag war ihre Kehle wie ausgetrocknet. Während ihr Herz raste, suchte sie fieberhaft nach einer Möglichkeit, dem Kerl zu entrinnen. Der Schürhaken vom Kamin fiel ihr ein. «, fragte Fahrkrog, während er den Stock abstellte und sich aus seinem Gehrock schälte. Unter den Ärmeln seines Hemdes bemerkte Jaqueline große Schweißflecke.

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