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The Case of the Secret Love, Buy Link
“You what?” Justin’s heart thumped madly between his ears. Could this day get any worse?
Hesper sat ramrod straight on the sofa. “I merely told my love that Miss Quinn’s status needed to diminish so society would understand your swift change in affections.”
He ran his hand through his hair. So he’d been labeled a money-grubber and Magnolia’s reputation ruined, for the love of Liam. He was going to be ill.
“I knew you would disapprove but I had no choice.”
He loosened his grip on the sideboard and glared at Hesper. He couldn’t wait to hear her next excuse.
“I sense your skepticism, but you must realize that the populace believes you and Magnolia are betrothed.”
“What?” The words rocked him to his core. Others believed it yet Magnolia had never expressed interest beyond friendship—and now she never would.