By Lorraine Heath
The wildest ardour comes lower than the canopy of evening in *Midnight Pleasures with a Scoundrel*, the fourth installment in *New York instances* bestselling writer Lorraine Heath’s exciting Scoundrels of St. James romance sequence. Eleanor Watkins is on a quest to avenge her sister’s dying, and nobody can cease her—no one however the powerful, compassionate, and completely impossible to resist inspector James Swidler . . . **
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Her voice had taken on a strident tone. “I don’t,” he gruffly returned. ” If I always got whatever I wanted, I would have had a different father and a different childhood. A normal one. ” “It’s incomprehensible that you’d cut off your nose to spite your face,” he coldly rebuked. ” “We disagree on what it’s worth,” she answered as coldly. ” he said very, very softly. The woman had the instincts of a highwayman. ” How dare he speak to her in that accusing tone. “In fact, the things that truly matter are never about money!
And winning against the insufferable Mrs. St. Vincent! He cautioned himself to calm as he quickly made his way toward Hutchinson’s office, but with his temper in high dudgeon, issues of reason and restraint were largely nullified. All he could think about was triumphing over the hot-tempered, unreasonable, defiant bitch. Good God, he’d never before felt like striking a woman. Never. That she was the most perverse and bold-as-brass female he’d ever met was no doubt cause for his aberrant behavior.
Since he’d cajoled Clarissa into leaving Green Grove and seen her comfortably settled at Frances Knolly’s country house party, the duke was currently free of encumbrances. And frankly, after a fortnight with Clarissa, no matter how heated and exotic the sex, he’d been ready to transfer her into someone else’s care. His capacity for boredom was slight, a defect no doubt of a life free of restraints. He’d been indulged from the cradle save for by his father, and when the former duke had had the good grace to drink himself to death before George could kill him, the title had devolved to the young heir.