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A Man of Many Talents by Deborah Simmons

By Deborah Simmons

Christian Reade, inheritor to the earldom of Westhaven, is bored with ghosts. It's his personal fault for debunking a haunted condo in Belles Corners because the paintings of 2 foolish pranksters. Now the sensible "ghost-hunter"--inundated with experiences of apparitions--is attempting to break out from all of it with a long-overdue stick with his grandfather. regrettably, Christian's popularity has him. yet this time, the request for his prone is impossible to resist ... because it comes from the enigmatic leave out Parkinson of Sibel Hall.

She claims phantom is disrupting her plans to promote her gloomy domestic. yet upon Christian's arrival, he's met with all-too-human antagonism from the citizens, from the servants, and-especially surprising-from pass over Parkinson in addition. What dire difficulty is basically unfolding at Sibel corridor after the solar is going down? The exciting puzzle--and the fetching attractiveness who wishes it solved--have sparked greater than interest in Christian. yet first he needs to resolve the secret of the seductive pass over Parkinson herself...

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You laughed at all my jokes,” I always say; “nobody else in that group had any sense of humor whatsoever. ” True, but an even truer reason is because Rudy always said out loud the things I was only thinking. She had words for everything, and they fit with my inner life, meshed with my deepest feelings, as if she were me. It was as if I’d met my double. I’m her best friend, but she attracts other people for the same reason. I don’t know if it’s all the years in therapy, but Rudy has a way of saying the unsayable and making it sound normal and human.

It’s okay. You’re all right,” I told her over and over. “You’re still yourself. ” “It was awful, Rudy, it was so awful. Oh, God, and I don’t even like him! And he’ll tell everybody, all his friends, and then…” “Who cares? You’re not like that and you know it. ” “She’s confused and she’s mad at you, but she doesn’t hate you, Steph. Is she really your best friend? ” “Since sixth grade. ” She said that like I would say forty years. ” “She won’t talk to me! ” “Well, you can. You told me. ” “I can’t.

Why is it that sex in dreams never seems to really mean sex? Like the death card in the Tarot never means death. Or so they always tell you. But was my dream a dream about what I want or what I fear? Or both? I don’t know, I don’t know. But then, I never know anything. ” But I don’t think that’s it, quite. I don’t fear being wrong, I’m wrong all the time, ask Curtis. It’s that—if you pick one thing to believe, you eliminate all the others. So it’s not fair. Why choose, then? It’s better, it’s gentler not to.

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