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 aid specified department tune 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 stunning bluestocking passionately dedicated to the reason for women’s rights—and to retaining 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 single girl who may perhaps carry the main to his investigation—and to his heart—Case is going after her.Though their sparring belies an charm too robust to disclaim, Jane is aware there can by no means be whatever 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 middle. As Case fights for the affection of the only lady who has ever mattered to him, they're swept right into a lethal video game by means of a killer who won’t cease till he has punished them either.
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Though her eyes welled with tears, she was smiling. Everyone was clapping. She could see their faces through her tears. There were always students in her parents’ house, of course, but because they changed every other year, she couldn’t remember their names. But Mr. Morris was there, and his wife, Dorothy, who couldn’t sing in tune, but who could recite Shakespeare as well as any professional actress. They all had to do a party piece after dinner, except her. She was too young and had only been allowed to stay up so that she could hear Mama sing.
These were the conditions the chief had laid down, otherwise, he said, he’d give the case to someone else. Harper sympathized, but nothing could induce him to go against his chief’s orders. Moreover, Lord Castleton was the chief's brother-in-law. The very thought of having to face his chief in the event that something had happened to the earl gave him the shudders. Case studied Harper’s dogged expression and decided to take a different approach. “Look,” he said, treating Harper to a companionable smile, “I’ll be at the Horse Guards looking over old records.
Jane got up. She said quietly, “There was no need to be devious. ” Case shrugged. “I wasn’t devious. ” ‘You deceived me! ” His words were hard and clipped. ” He nodded when her eyes flared. “John Collier was murdered and we believe someone from his regiment was paying off an old score. So, if you know what’s good for you, Jane Mayberry, you’ll stay out of my way. My apologies to Mrs. Gray. ” asked Harper after Case gave the hackney driver the order to move off. “She doesn’t appear to know anything,” and Case went on to give Harper a summary of his interview with Letty Gray.
Almost a Princess by Elizabeth Thornton