Birds of a Feather (1999)

Cover of book Birds of a Feather
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Categories: Fiction
Her head spun dizzily.
“Smile!” he growled as they approached the ballroom, three gushing ladies firmly in tow.
She risked a quick glance at his face. Despite the upward tilt of his mouth, he was fur
...ious. His eyes had faded to icy gray, though the rakish tilt of his cap and the feather curled over his brow hid them from all but the closest scrutiny. Fine lines clustered at their corners, matching others near his nose and chin. His tone would have sent a dog scurrying for cover.
The ladies swept past as he paused to survey the crowd. Gasps sped across the room. Eyes and quizzing glasses snapped to attention.
She swayed, spots dimming her sight.
“It’s too late to swoon,” he advised dryly, widening his smile even as his arm stiffened. He radiated tension in palpable waves.
“This is absurd,” she hissed, finally able to force words from her mouth. “I cannot—”
“Do you wish to be unemployed, my dear?”
“But why—”
“Enough. This is no time to debate. The least thought should reveal our position.
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