“Is there nobody who can love Georgiana for who she is and not for money?” The colonel flopped back into his chair. “How many fortune hunters need we fight off?”
Darcy cut a sharp glance at his cousin and the colonel abruptly quit speaking although Max was quite sure he still fumed silently. He finished his drink and stood.
“I must be off, Mother has opened Kerr House to receive visitors and demanded I make an appearance to lend support to Caroline and Catherine against would be vipers.”
“Should I enlist your aid for Elizabeth and Georgiana?” Darcy asked as he rang for a footman.
“I defy anyone to slander your wife and sister, Lady Matlock would have them for breakfast and spit out the bones. You forget, I’ve seen the Colonel’s mother at work.”
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