Sunday, May 4, 2014

Snippet from What a Rake Wants - the Spies of Mayfair Series, Book Three

WHAT A RAKE WANTS - The Spies of Mayfair, Released in August

Sunday snippet

“Well?” Aunt Catherine leaned forward.   
“Well, what?”
“Did you arrange an assignation?”
Althea took up her fan and waved it in front of her hot face. “Of course I didn’t. It would have been most improper.”
“Silly girl. Do stop that action with your fan, you look as if you’re swatting at insects. You have missed an opportunity.”
“I declare you wish to live vicariously through me, aunt.”
Her aunt snorted. “A widow must make her way in the world. Montsimon talks now to Maria Broadstairs. See how she laughs with him and how elegantly she employs her fan.”
“The Duchess adores her husband, everyone know it. She just likes to flirt.”
Her aunt’s eyebrows rose. “Have you never enjoyed a lighthearted dalliance?”
Althea sighed. “It would be dishonest of me to encourage anyone when I am not in the least interested in them.”
 “Flirting is one of the few enjoyable pastimes a woman can participate in without censure.” Aunt Catherine shook her head despairingly. “I believe you need lessons, Althea.”

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