“The bride is married to me.” Responsible Belinda Wentworth has always been a dutiful society daughter. Except for when she married her family’s sworn enemy. Improperly Wed (Aristocratic Grooms, book 3) by Anna DePalo – book cover, description, publication history. Read Improperly Wed by Anna Depalo by Anna Depalo by Anna Depalo for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.
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She lives with her husband, son and daughter in New York. Readers are invited to follow her at www. Belinda heard it then, too. The footfalls sounded ever closer. A sick feeling gripped her. She closed her eyes. And when she hadn’t heard it there, she’d had the misfortune of catching it from a distance at a society event or in a television interview or two. There was a rustling and murmuring in the congregation. Beside her, Tod weed gone still. Bishop Newbury looked quizzical.
Tod took his cue from her lead. When her eyes connected with his, she felt longing and dread at the same time.
Even under cover of her veil, she could tell there was challenge and possessiveness in his gaze. He loomed large, even though he wasn’t up at the altar with her. His face was hard and uncompromising, his jaw square.
Only even features and an aquiline nose saved him from looking harsh. His hair was the same inky dark brown that she remembered and a shade or two darker than her own chestnut.
Brows winged over eyes as dark as they were fathomless. Belinda raised impropperly chin and met his challenge head-on. How did one crash a wedding? Apparently, the ticket was a navy business suit and canary-yellow tie.
She supposed she should be glad he’d at least settled on formal attire. Then again, she’d hardly seen Colin the real-estate mogul in anything other than a power suit that did nothing to disguise his athletic build. Well, except for that one night. She scanned the settled mass of New York and London high society.
Her family seemed aghast, but other guests looked fascinated by the unfolding drama. Her bridesmaids and groomsmen appeared ill at ease, even her friend, Tamara Kincaid, who was always self-assured. Off to the side of the church, her other close friend and wedding planner, Pia Lumley, had blanched. Bishop Newbury frowned, clearly perplexed, and then cleared his throat.
Behind Belinda, the reverend began to cough. Beside her, Tod stiffened. She could detect mockery in Colin’s expression. It lurked in the area around his eyes and in the slight lift to the end of his mouth.
As a matter of precise accuracy, she was correct. They had been married oh-so-briefly, but no longer were. Still, Colin looked too sure of himself. Regrettably, I must disagree. Her face felt suddenly hot. I’m sure my brief and secret marriage to the Marquess of Easterbridge was annulled? No one was supposed to know about her impetuous and hasty elopement. The sun shone through the church’s large stained-glass windows.
She walked intermittently through beams of sunlight slanting through the air.
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Outside, Belinda knew, it was a perfect June day. Inside, imprroperly was another story. Her perfect wedding was ruined by the man whom family and tradition dictated she should loathe most in the world. When she drew abreast of the marquess, he turned to follow her across the front of the church and through an open doorway that led into a corridor with several doors.
Behind Colin, Belinda heard Tod, her erstwhile groom, follow. When she stopped in the corridor, she heard a louder rustling and murmuring break out in the church.
Now that the principal parties had exited the area of worship, she assumed the congregants depalp at greater liberty to voice their whispers. She could improperrly hope that Pia would be able to quiet this affair, though she was realistic enough to believe, too, that the effort would be mostly in vain.
In the meantime, she could hear Bishop Newbury state to the wedding guests that there had been an unexpected delay. She ducked into an unoccupied room nearby. Looking around, she concluded from the sparse furnishings and lack of personal belongings that the room probably served as a staging area for church functions.
Turning around, Belinda watched both the groom and her alleged husband follow her into the room. Colin closed the door on the curious faces still looking at them from the main area of the church. She threw back her veil and rounded on Easterbridge. Until now, Colin was the embodiment of her biggest secret and her greatest transgression. She’d tried to avoid or ignore him, but today running was out of the question. Outrage was, of course, not only the logical but also the easiest emotion to adopt.
You and Easter-bridge are married?
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Past tense,” Belinda responded. Seventeen thousand four hundred seventy-two, by my calculation. And now it had come back to haunt her. But how could it be true that they’d been married for the last two years? She was a person who prided herself on remaining unruffled. After all, she’d faced down the occasional recalcitrant client in her position as an art specialist at renowned auction house Lansing’s. But if her brief history with Colin was anything to judge by, the marquess had an unparalleled ability to get under her skin.
I distinctly remember doing so. Colin looked her in the eye. Was this Colin’s way Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Or so she thought. Because just as she’s about to say “I do” to a respectable man, impossibly sexy Colin bursts into the church with the news that they’re still married.
And he takes his vows very seriously. Especially the one about attaining what no Granville has before him: Read more Read less. Product details Mass Market Paperback: Harlequin Desire; Original edition November 8, Language: Start reading Improperly Wed on your Kindle in under a minute. Don’t have a Kindle?
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It was a tough go through the rivalry of the families and it moved a bit too slow! It did, however, get to it’s inevitable conclusion!
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I do so love a good romance with a happy ending!!! This was an excellent easy quick read. Could have used a bit more drama and a little more length. If you’re wanting a pleasant few hours without slot of drama There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
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