Capture. Flora Dain

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Название Capture
Автор произведения Flora Dain
Жанр Зарубежный юмор
Издательство Зарубежный юмор
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isbn 9780007579600

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      Flora Dain




      An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

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      London SE1 9GF

      Copyright © Flora Dain 2014

      Cover design: Head Design 2017, cover images:

      Flora Dain asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

      A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

      This novel is entirely a work of fiction. The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it are the work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or localities is entirely coincidental.

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      Ebook Edition © 2014 ISBN: 9780007579600

      Version: 2017-08-21



       Title Page

       Chapter Eight

       Chapter Nine

       Chapter Ten

       Chapter Eleven

       Chapter Twelve

       Chapter Thirteen

       Chapter Fourteen

       Chapter Fifteen

       Chapter Sixteen

       Chapter Seventeen

       Chapter Eighteen

       Chapter Nineteen

       Chapter Twenty

       Chapter Twenty-One

       Chapter Twenty-Two

       Chapter Twenty-Three

       Chapter Twenty-Four

       Chapter Twenty-Five

       Chapter Twenty-Six

       Chapter Twenty-Seven

       More from Mischief

       About Mischief

       About the Publisher


      Nowadays all it takes is a look.

      It’s New Year’s Eve. We’re having a Ball – literally. But a man keeps looking at me from across the room. Nothing too obvious, just catching my eye every now and then. But it’s very disturbing.

      Correction – he’s very disturbing.

      I should be pleased. People should look. It’s a gala occasion. I’m wearing a gown that cost more than I earn and jewels way out of my league. We’re a blitz of glitz here – New York’s Four Seasons at its finest.

      Darnley never does things by halves.

      The guests are the cream of the East Coast courtesy of his family, a shot of early-settler blueblood from mine, plus a sprinkling of West Coast celebs from his brother Eldon’s on-off movie contacts.

      But that man’s gaze is deep and dark. Very unsettling.

      I’m trying to be civilised. I’m a professional person. I should have more self-control, not come apart at one look.

      He’s noticed. He’s coming over.

      His gaze sweeps over me as he prowls through the guests. The crowd melts before him. Somewhere deep inside, so do I.

      I should call security.

      Wait. He is security.

      ‘Ready?’ His voice is like hot velvet.

      A prickle of fear raises the down on my arms.

      ‘I’ll take that as a yes.’ The heat in his eyes makes me shiver. So does the touch of his hand on mine