The Counterfeit Mistress (Fairbourne Quartet)
From the cherished New York Times bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting ancient romance, during which a darkly handsome nobleman is decided to unmask a tender and mysterious younger beauty...
A refugee from the conflict in France, Marielle Lyon has verified herself on the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an accomplished aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a undercover agent. The extra eyes she has observing her, the higher secure she is--and the higher likelihood she has of saving her father's life.
A warrior at heart, Gavin Norwood, Viscount Kendale, might nonetheless be in uniform if now not for his older brother's premature dying. in the end he is obvious, Kendale does not belief the French--or their femmes fatales. He has manage a surveillance community to ferret out undercover brokers, and he believes he is discovered one within the tender, mysterious Marielle.
Ready to pounce on his tempting prey, Kendale arranges a gathering with Marielle, who's extra attractive and extra crafty than he expected. however the Viscount is able to do no matter what it takes to unmask her--even if it capacity enjoying a online game of seduction...
Too, glancing over its rim at him whereas her lips pursed alongside the sting of the glass. “So, m’sieur le vicomte, i'm fed. night falls and i'm nonetheless right here, as you required. may well I ask now—what are your intentions?” A few ignoble ones entered his brain. “I advised you. I intend to work out that you simply stick to the physician’s orders and relaxation a couple of days. there is different wounds from these blows. inner ones.” “That is all you want?” She favourite him with one in every of her coquettish, worldly smiles. It.
confronted them, her eyes broad with worry and reduction. She all started crying. “What is it?” Dominique demanded. whilst Nicole didn't solution she gave the lady a shake. “Thieves!” Nicole exclaimed whilst she stuck a breath. “We have had thieves intervene whenever you have been long past. I thank God i used to be lower than and heard not anything. Had I arise, i would were killed.” “If you heard not anything, how are you aware an individual intruded?” Marielle requested. “You will see, mam’selle. Such desecration—I may well by no means sleep good.
Monitored affairs the following in Dover. If he defined what he had simply obvious, either Marielle and Garrett will be in gaol being puzzled inside of an hour. He had continually identified what she used to be. He had now not spent a yr with no sturdy reason proving it. Now he had as a lot facts as used to be had to have her arrested. This was once one duplicitous Frenchwoman who wouldn't ply her lies and deceptions. He had received. He felt no triumph. Seeing her at Garrett’s condominium had sickened him. observing the alternate of.
His prisoner. nonetheless. “You have been that sort of guy this night. You even got here out into the backyard desiring to be.” “I meant to have you ever. i didn't intend to impose on you or obligate you.” “You are jogging a few very superb lines.” “You don't know simply how nice the traces with you've been, Marielle. As for tonight—you kissed me, take note? You acknowledged you sought after me.” Tell me what you will have. Damn him. Even on the top of ardour he had remembered to trick her into all yet.
Shoulder, and her soul sighed as she put aside the guns she continually carried, simply in case. “Do you recognize in regards to the Siege of Toulon?” he requested, the quiet query floating within the silence. “Of course.” He pointed out an rebellion opposed to the progressive govt six years past, one of the that resulted in victory for the republicans. English troops and the English military have been concerned, helping the royalists. It was once on many lips now simply because this Napoleon who had risen so quickly had one.