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previously published in the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance

 


 

Sophia Mallory, Countess Winterbourne thought she'd left her handsome Scottish lover behind in the highlands.  But when Ian Broderick shows up in a London ballroom, Sophia realizes her past is about to catch up with her, and the scandal could cost her everything.

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Excerpt

 

     Sophia moved swiftly along the perimeter of the ballroom, focused on fleeing.  Escape.  She had to escape.  When she reached the French windows, she grasped the curved brass handle and opened the paned glass panel just enough to slip outside.  A gust of unseasonably chilly air, heavy with the threat of rain, swirled around her, pebbling her skin, but she barely noticed the discomfort.

     Heart pounding, she anxiously peered back into the ballroom, her staccato breaths fogging the glass.  Dread seized her when she noted Ian no longer stood under the archway leading into the ballroom, but then she spied the back of a dark head standing on the far side of the room, near the punch bowl.  The man’s height identified him as Ian and Sophia sucked in a quick breath of relief.  Thank God.  Now she just needed to circle around to the front of the mansion then request her carriage be brought around.  She cursed the delay that would entail, but at least she’d escaped the ballroom undetected.  And once ensconced inside her vehicle, with the velvet curtains drawn, she’d be safe. 

     She turned.  And froze at the sight of the snowy cravat mere inches from her nose. 

     “Going somewhere, Sophia?”  Ian’s husky voice, rich with the flavor of Scotland, filled the darkness between them.

     And with a sinking heart Sophia knew, that with those three simple words, everything she’d tried to escape had found her.

 

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