By Elizabeth Thornton
From nationally bestselling writer Elizabeth Thornton comes a sensuous new story of real love and fiery romance—under the main interesting of circumstances.Case Devere, the steely-eyed earl of Castleton, has agreed to assist certain department tune down a infamous killer—one who simply occurs to be his archenemy. yet he reveals greater than he bargained for whilst his seek leads him to Jane Mayberry, a stunning bluestocking passionately dedicated to the reason for women’s rights—and to holding 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. made up our minds to discover the only girl who may possibly carry the major to his investigation—and to his heart—Case is going after her.Though their sparring belies an allure too robust to disclaim, Jane understands 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 rate of a damaged middle. As Case fights for the affection of the only lady who has ever mattered to him, they're swept right into a lethal online game by means of a killer who won’t cease till he has punished them either.
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He asked. ” “Now this is interesting. ” Piers knew all about Viscount Latham and his sister. They weren’t important. ” “Jane Mayberry. Yes, you may well stare. The same Jane Mayberry that Castleton saw this morning at the library, then followed to your sister’s place, and encountered tonight at the opera. “ Piers shook his head. ” There was a pause as he thought things through. ” He looked at Merrick. “She’s a bookworm and a dowd. ” “She didn’t look like a bookworm tonight at the opera. She was dressed to turn heads and you’d be surprised how many heads turned to stare at her.
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.
It didn’t make sense. Then, of course, the earl wasn’t interested in helping her make sense of things. Her feelings for Letty’s brother had always been ambivalent. He hadn’t been much of a brother to Letty. On the other hand, his devotion to his mother had been unquestionable. It had always chafed him that his mother had been given a pauper’s burial and he’d promised Letty that one day he’d have their mother’s remains removed to a proper churchyard with a proper service. He’d kept his promise, but he’d done it posthumously, through his last will and testament.