Here's one last snippet from Lord Midnight. Gabriel has promised to help Marisa escape her upcoming wedding, but when he disappears for a while, she wonders if she's misplaced her faith in him. To her amazement, he shows up at her betrothal ball, which is a masquerade. He is dressed in his typical highwayman regalia, which others believe is a costume, and he asks her to waltz with him.
She groaned at his cheerful response. He gave her hand a reassuring squeeze as he pulled her close enough to cause a scandal. His sandalwood scent enveloped her, reminding her of other intimate moments they had shared, driving her to the brink of madness. She could not even think clearly, yet he twirled her about the dance floor, as if they were at their own private betrothal ball.
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