Circumstantial Marriage (Harlequin Intrigue Series) by Kerry Connor

By Kerry Connor

Whilst a person sought after her lifeless, Audrey Ellison had nowhere else to show yet to reporter-turned-recluse Jason Stone. merely her uncle's onetime protege may possibly become aware of what acquired him killed and why an murderer was once sizzling on her heels. yet Audrey wasn't ready for the darkly good-looking, deeply tormented guy who used to be to turn into her heroand her husband. Posing as newlyweds was once tips on how to examine the small Virginia city teeming with secrets and techniques and scandals. yet even the easiest plans had pitfalls. Audrey's emotions for her attractive fake husband turned all too realand as risky because the killers final in on them.

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His lack of response stunned her. She gaped at him. ” “Every word. ” He finally lifted those piercing blue eyes to her face once more. “Like I said. ” Her heart plummeted. Looking into his fathomless eyes, she realized the truth. This wasn’t a man who was afraid to die. He’d probably welcome it. He didn’t have anything left to live for. But she did. Hal had been murdered to keep Richard Bridges’s secret safe. She had to make sure the truth was told. Determination pushed down the disappointment at Stone’s reaction, giving her a welcome burst of renewed strength.

If Audrey Ellison had a copy of the book or knew what was in it, she would have gone to the press instead of looking for Stone. The fact that she hadn’t told him all he needed to know. As for Stone, Shaw had to operate under the assumption that he didn’t know what was in it, either. If he did, then the situation was likely too late to contain anyway. But if Stone didn’t know, then he and Ellison would most likely try to figure out what it was Talmadge had dug up. To do that, they would have to re-create Talmadge’s investigation.

From all appearances, he seemed to be the very thing Hal’s title had implied. When Hal had revealed that he’d uncovered something about Bridges, declaring it with a level of glee that told her it had to be something major, she’d actually experienced some doubt that Hal could have found what he thought he had. Richard Bridges had seemed to be that rarest of things—a good man. Unfortunately, like so many others, it seemed he was merely too good to be true. “Mr. Stone—” “It’s Jason,” he said bluntly.

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