Re-reading this...

Seduce Me at Sunrise  - Lisa Kleypas

"Then you're a heathen?"
"Yes."
"Are you the kind that eats people?" Beatrix asked with great interest.
Win answered before Kev could say anything. "No, Beatrix.
One may be a heathen without being a cannibal."

 

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"I despise you," she announced. Turning on her heel, she walked away from him.
Leo followed, carrying the ferret. "We've only just met. You can't despise me until you really get to know me."

 

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