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  • “One of these days someone is going to catch you doing these havey-cavey things, you know.”

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • The reality: The publisher will steal your idea, have it stripped down for tropes, and sell the tropes on some havey-cavey Stolen Ideas market down by the docks.

    Publishing Myths Contest!

  • The marriage has had a havey-cavey start, for which you will doubtless come up with an explanation to satisfy the gossiping tongues of the ton.

    Slightly Married

  • He was more than ever convinced there was something havey-cavey going on and it intrigued him.

    The Last Gamble

  • When he attempted to explain about betrothals and impatient Burnhams, Lady Bertram only gazed coldly down her patrician nose at him and demanded what he was thinking of to subject his daughter to the scandal that must arise if she were married so soon upon her return and in such a havey-cavey way.

    The English Witch

  • “For Amelia’s sake!” he whispered, then added, in a normal speaking voice, “You’ll grow used to our havey-cavey ways, I’m sure.”

    Eighteen

  • "I would not like her to think I was behaving in a havey-cavey manner, hiding my intention from her.

    The Outrageous Dowager

  • There must be something havey-cavey about him or he would never have agreed to this betrothal. "

    Daring Deception

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