It was as if a chill wind had swept through the room. If Ian was engaged in smuggling, he was more of a fool than she ever imagined. Without thinking, she noted the way his plaid grazed the tops of his socks as he sauntered with lithe grace to a group of guests not far from her chair. Her heart hammered so loud she was sure Dunstan must hear it.
Would he speak to her? Surely not. What would she say if he did? His words at their last meeting some nine years before had been horrid. But more recently he had responded to a written request to call his brother home with a surprising alacrity. For that at least she owed him a debt of gratitude. Now was not the time, however.
With luck, Ian would pass on by. Luck, as ever, was not her friend.
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Annoyance crossed Dunstan's face when Ian paused in front of them. Ever the gentleman though, Dunstan gestured to Selina. Or was it the feel of his hand on hers and the sensation of warm breath she could not possibly feel through her glove? Or was it merely his acknowledgement of recollection?
Heat flashed in her cheeks. He was the only man who had ever had the power to disturb her equilibrium. Years of careful training stood her in good stead, however, and she gave him her most brilliant smile. His mouth curved in a bitter smile. What did he have to be bitter about? It was her pride she'd ground into the dust by asking for his help for Alice. But the Gilvrys and the Albrights had always been enemies. Perhaps she was reading more into his expression than she should. Something to say. Dunstan frowned, then his brow cleared. You spent some time at Dunross Keep as a girl. You must have met then.
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Facing a lifetime apart, Iain and Tavish must leave their childhoods behind for good as they choose between honor and love, innocence and happiness, and their vows before God and to each other. About Amelia C. The raw vitality he exuded drew and held every female eye in the room. Including her own. He was the last man she had expected or wanted to see at Lord Carrick's drum.
Hopefully, he wasn't here to make trouble. His gaze swept the room and, to her chagrin, her heart raced as she waited for some acknowledgement of her presence in his sky-blue eyes. When his gaze reached her and halted, she couldn't breathe. Her heart tumbled over. An expression of horror flickered across his face, then his gaze moved on. The sting of rejection lashed her anew. She cared not one whit for Ian Gilvry's opinion.
He might have been the first man, or rather boy, to kiss her, but it had been a clumsy attempt and not worth thinking about. Especially not when their families were at daggers drawn. No further explanations were needed. Chrissie looked down her nose. What is he doing here? I thought only the real nobility were invited. On his mother's side. On anyone else Chrissie would have declared it romantic. Deliciously so.
Oh, that was not the way she should be thinking about a man who held her and her family in contempt. She felt herself colour. She shrugged. From the corner of her eye, she watched Ian stroll across the room to greet a friend with a smile that lit his face and transformed him from stern to charming. What, was she still fooled by his smile? She didn't give tuppence for Ian Gilvry or his brothers. They were proud, arrogant men who would stop at nothing to put her father off land they considered their own.
As if sensing her watching, he glanced her way.
Their gazes clashed for no more than a second. Heat flooded her cheeks.
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