It’s time for another snippet from one of my books. Which work shall it be today? How about my bestseller, Heartless? It’s been a while since I shared an excerpt from that. ☺
A conversation between Derringer and Levi, taken from the end of chapter 19....
Derringer’s eyes narrowed. “Secrets with my wife, Vi? I’m surprised at you.”
“Don’t take that tone with me, Hart,” replied his friend indifferently. “I have no secrets with her that I am not about to tell you.”
The duke glared at him. The admission that he did, in fact, have secrets with his Merri made him want to tear Levi’s heart out—even if the man was willing to share them with him.
“I have decided to ask Adam and Bri to visit and I discussed it with your wife. She is willing to allow it.”
“And since Merri is master here, that is all the permission you need,” retorted the duke. “You’ve told me, now you can get out.”
“You are a bloody irritating patient, Hart,” Greville told him with fond contempt. “You need help finding the bas… um, villain responsible for this.” He gestured toward the duke’s bandaged shoulder and ribs. “You do not seem to be progressing well in that.”
“And how the devil can I when my time is spent searching for a cousin who has spent his time evading me and getting married to save a fortune that was mine in the first place? I haven’t exactly had the time to search for someone wanting to kill me. Besides, don’t you think society would rejoice to be rid of me?”
“Self-pity, Hart? Shocking.”
“It is not self-pity, dammit! It is reality. I am not beloved in society, Vi. Everyone knows that. To a man they would love to see me dead. My father was not popular and King George himself hated my grandfather. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the king that ordered my grandfather’s death. Would you?”
“The walls have ears,” Greville warned.
Derringer snorted. “So let them listen. I care not.”
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