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Linley smiled slightly as he saw her astonishment. " "Tetrahedra," Lydia corrected with a slight smile, knowing that to someone other than a mathematician, her paper would have been dull indeed. " She laughed, and they stared at each other for a moment of unexpected, artless delight. Slowly Lydia relaxed against the back of the chair. " "Fishing for trout. Reading newspapers in coffeehouses. " His gaze fell to her lips. " She bit back a smile at the roguish comment. "Tell me what you like," he said.

That was hardly unusual. Lydia was well accustomed to the interest that visitors took in her father's renowned wine collection. However, it was a singular stroke of bad luck that Linley hould be perusing the racks at the same time hat she had come here in search of privacy. " Lydia asked, not without an inward wince at her own rudeness, ler mother had raised all the Cravens with inviolable standards of politeness. However, Jake Linley's presence was too much for her to endure. " His head tilted slightly as he fixed her with n intent stare.

Chapter 1 / There were two ways to pick a husband? with your head or your heart. Being a sensible young woman, Lydia Craven had naturally done the former. Which was not to say that she didn't care for her future husband. As a matter of fact, she was very fond of Robert, Lord Wray, who was kind and affable, with a quiet charm that never grated on the nerves. He was handsome in an approachable way, his refined features providing the perfect framework for a pair of intelligent blue eyes and a smile that was employed somewhat judiciously There was no doubt in Lydia's mind that Wray would never object to her work.

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