Kim Bretton

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Kim Bretton

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Language English (British)
Description Excerpt from Bestselling Romance Anthology Wedding Wagers by Michele Paige Holmes, Donna Hatch and Heather Moore
Transcript Note: Transcripts are automatically transcribed and may contain errors.
in the foyer of the Stafford's home, Philip lowered his voice to address the butler as he slipped him enough coins to buy a few pints at an ale house. I say, my good man, would you happen to know whether Stafford's will be tonight? The butler paused, probably considering whether such information made him disloyal. I believe they are bound for a dinner party at Lord and Lady Door Breeze this eve. Perfect. Phillip knew them well enough to enlist them in his scheme outside, Michael shook his head, driving the staff. Now I plan to win the hand of the fair maid and whatever it takes and avoid mocking out my stables, I assure you I'm more motivated by the thought of you on the back of a mule than by avoiding a little time in your stables. They took Phillips coach to the door breeze where the hostess admitted them, even though it wasn't her usual at home hours, she hardly kept them waiting a minute before coming to the front parlour. Hi, Mr Partridge, Mr Kavin, What a pleasant surprise, the young lady door Bree said. Always a delight to see you. My Lady Philip bowed over her hand. Oh, pish When we get so formal, do sit down and tell me what brings you here today? She smiled. I have come with a shameless plea for your aid. Oh, I can't wait to hear all about it. Philip took a breath. I have met an unforgettable young lady and I am attempting to be more present in her life. Indeed, her eyes sparkled. Philip mentally congratulated his friend Lord Door Bree, not with a first time for having the good sense to marry the lady. I have it on good authority that she is to be included in your dinner party tonight and the audacious request lodged in his throat. She leaned forward and clasped her hands together. You wish to join us? Well, of course you may. You know that. I'm certain one more won't make a difference. Philip. Let out of breath. You are very perceptive as usual, my lady. And generous it is and nothing on the sides. The Carringtons are uncertain they can attend. Since her health has been delicate of late. I hadn't heard Phillips said nothing serious. I hope I am unaware of the exact nature of her condition. Alas, I must pay a call on her tomorrow. If she does not attend tonight. Shall you join us? This Eva's? Well, Mr Gavin. I am otherwise engaged, my lady. A pity. Enjoy your evening, then, Mr Partridge. Do come at seven o'clock. Thank you. I am certain you have preparations to complete. So I will bid you a good day. Philips stood Do tell who this young lady is, who so completely turned your head. An impish light shone in her face. It could be useful. You know, I might even arrange to seat her next to you. You know a good point. And there seemed little reason to keep it a secret. Miss MEREDITH Brown. I have not yet had the pleasure of making her acquaintance, but I am most eager to meet her in person now. Philip thanked her again and they took their leave outside as they climbed into the carriage. Philip let out a breath. So far, this has been a successful day. Michael shot him a sideways glance. Do you plan to continue such methods to pursue this hapless girl until she agrees to marry you? No, I mean to be more direct and traditional in the very near future. But I had to create another opportunity to speak with her. Then we shall see what this evening brings. If she warms towards me, I will invite her on a carriage ride with me. I may even convince her to allow me to take a debacle. She was understandably reluctant to do so today. But I vow I will win her over eventually. You are obsessed, merely determined.