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By Amanda Quick

The 1st kiss happened in a dimly lit hallway at the top flooring of Elwin Hastings's grand condominium. Louisa by no means observed it coming....

Of path, Anthony Stalbridge could not in all likelihood have had romantic intentions. The kiss was once an act of desperation intended to distract the armed safeguard from catching the pair in a spot they didn't belong. finally, Louisa Bryce, in her boring maroon costume and gold-rimmed spectacles, used to be no man's thought of an eye-catching lady. the one factor the 2 interlopers have in universal is a passionate curiosity within the deepest affairs of Mr. Hastings-a favorite member of Society whom they either suspect of hiding negative secrets and techniques. Now, introduced jointly by means of their ruse, Anthony and Louisa are united of their efforts to discover the reality.

Each has a explanation for the search. Anthony's fiancŽe used to be stated to have thrown herself into the Thames-but Anthony has his personal suspicions. Louisa-whose personal identification is shrouded in layers of mystery-is confident that Hastings has a connection to a infamous brothel. whilst Anthony effectively cracks Hastings's hidden safe-and discovers incriminating evidence-it looks that either their instincts have been right.

Yet Hastings is hiding excess of jewels and ledger books. Bringing him to justice can be extra perilous than they anticipate-and their partnership should be extra heated than both one expects. For it's not merely Anthony's interest that Louisa arouses, and the 2 proportion anything else: an exciting charm to hazard. . . .

From the triple-threat writer who additionally hits bestseller lists less than the names Jayne Ann Krentz and Jayne citadel, it is a pleasant new romp packed with suspense and wit-and the steamy Victorian ardour her committed readers love.

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