By Elizabeth Thornton

ISBN-10: 0553584898

ISBN-13: 9780553584899

From nationally bestselling writer Elizabeth Thornton comes a sensuous new story of real love and fiery romance—under the main exciting of circumstances.Case Devere, the steely-eyed earl of Castleton, has agreed to aid particular department music down a infamous killer—one who simply occurs to be his archenemy. yet he unearths greater than he bargained for while his seek leads him to Jane Mayberry, a stunning bluestocking passionately dedicated to the reason for women’s rights—and to maintaining her privateness. As impossible to resist as she is uncooperative, the lively Jane arouses Case’s interest—as good as his worst suspicions—when she quietly disappears. decided to discover the single girl who may well carry the major to his investigation—and to his heart—Case is going after her.Though their sparring belies an charm too strong to disclaim, Jane is aware there can by no means be whatever among herself and the strong-willed earl. For she bears a gloomy and terrifying mystery that needs to stay hidden—even on the expense of a damaged center. As Case fights for the affection of the single girl who has ever mattered to him, they're swept right into a lethal online game through a killer who won’t cease until eventually he has punished them either.

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In his native tongue, he could be quite voluble when he wanted to be; in English he frequently had to search for words. Joseph said, “I watched Merrick leave. ” Piers was amused. ‘You worry too much, Joseph. I’m not expecting trouble. If we’d killed Harper, that would be different, though I can’t see how Special Branch could trace us. “ “Trouble comes when you least expect it—isn’t that what you English say? ” Piers masked his irritation behind a smile. If Joseph had been anyone else, he would have annihilated him with a few well-chosen words.

D the sound of children’s laughter brought a bittersweet smile to Jane’s lips. Some women were lucky in love, others were not so fortunate. Letty was one of the lucky ones. She’d married a gem of a man and had two darling, mischievous children. And if anyone deserved to be happy, it was Letty. Before that train of thought could lead her down a treacherous path, Jane squared her shoulders and rapped smartly with the knocker. A moment or two later the door was opened by Letty’s maid-of-all-work. A young vicar with a family to support couldn’t afford more than one servant.

He’d recognized her voice. Even when it was raised it held a pleasant trace of huskiness. But Case was in no mood to be pleased. He hadn’t had his dinner: he hadn’t dressed for the weather; and if she didn’t put that blunderbuss down, he would forcibly take it away from her. ” Case smiled grimly. ” She watched him dismount in a daze. The last person she’d expected to encounter on her own doorstep was Lord Castleton. On that thought, her blunderbuss came up, but when Lance whined, she pointed it to the ground again.

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