Mother would be the furious one when she saw his selected companion.
He cut his eyes to Liliana. She was tugging her lower lip between her teeth, likely trying to think of a way out of his company.
Why? Spending the afternoon with him wouldn't hurt her. Besides, she'd pricked his pride, and the strictly male part of him couldn't let that stand.
This author is new to me and I'm all set for a good fight between the sexes.
I hope LIliana doesn't mangle her lip too badly before showing the guy that a little pricked pride isn't such a bad thing, especially in a romance novel.