• “The money is mine, not yours,” Reginald reminded her. “You ungrateful wretch. I found you an earl to marry, and your son will be an earl.”
    “You chose yourself a son-in-law,” Regina said. “You traded me for a title.”
    “You will thank me—”
    “—for dying and leaving me in peace.”
    “You will regret those words some day.”
    “I can manage the regret, if not my own finances.”