By Elizabeth Thornton
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 distinct department music down a infamous killer—one who simply occurs to be his archenemy. yet he reveals greater than he bargained for while his seek leads him to Jane Mayberry, a gorgeous bluestocking passionately dedicated to the reason for women’s rights—and to preserving 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 lady who might 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 something among herself and the strong-willed earl. For she bears a depressing and terrifying mystery that needs to stay hidden—even on the fee 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 by means of a killer who won’t cease until eventually he has punished them either.
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I was sorry to sacrifice him, but he made it so easy. He had to have a rose just like mine tattooed on his left arm. ” Joseph said scornfully, but he smiled. “Chivalry is one of the earl’s weaknesses,” Piers replied. It had been a brutal fight, he remembered, with the only chance of escaping certain death when Lord Casdeton called a truce to allow the women and children to go free. Piers and Joseph, disguised as women, had joined the caravan that fled the doomed monastery. The humiliation of it, his abject defeat and subsequent flight, still had the power to make him writhe.
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. “ “Mrs. Amelia Standhurst.
Her eyes were bright with laughter. ” Jane turned her head to look at Sally. “Castleton? ” “The way he was looking at you. If ever a man was stricken, it was he. ” A smile slowly curled Jane’s lips. “What about Mrs. Standhurst? ” Sally made a face. “Women like Amelia don’t count. ” Jane said quietly, “Every woman counts. It’s not up to us to judge her. ” “Yes. That was thoughtless of me. ” Chastened by Sally’s response—Sally, who was one of the kindest souls she knew—Jane said lightly, “Besides, Lord Castleton wasn’t stricken with me.
Almost a Princess by Elizabeth Thornton