By Amanda Quick
The New York Times bestselling writer of Otherwise Engaged and The secret Woman provides an all-new novel of intrigue and homicide set opposed to the backdrop of Victorian London…
The Kern Secretarial corporation offers trustworthy expert companies to its prosperous consumers, and Anne Clifton was once one of many most interesting ladies in Ursula Kern’s hire. yet omit Clifton has met an premature end—and Ursula is confident it was once no longer because of usual causes.
Archaeologist and adventurer Slater Roxton thinks Mrs. Kern is off her head to meddle in such harmful company. however, he turns out good adequate to Ursula, even though she does locate herself unnerved by way of his self-possession and unreadable green-gold eyes…
If this mysterious widowed attractiveness insists on stirring the pot, Slater intends to stay nearby as they enterprise into the darkish facet of well mannered society. jointly they need to display the id of a killer—and to accomplish their objective they might have to display their private secrets and techniques to one another as well…
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The sensation of masculine possession that gripped him when he thought about Joanna Ware was sharp and shocking. He realized that he had reacted entirely on instinct. It was an alien sensation. “And don’t speak disrespectfully of Lady Joanna either,” he added, wondering as he did so why on earth he felt the need to defend her. Dev raised his brows. ” “And she is not my mistress,” Alex finished testily. ” Dev grinned. ” “Enough,” Alex snapped. Dev shrugged elegantly. ” He did not quite manage to erase the note of pleading from his voice.
She had hated the way in which David had reveled in his celebrity, rolling home drunk from some brothel at dawn, reeking of perfume and with some whore’s cosmetics smeared all over him. It seemed so cheap. David had bragged his way around London from the gambling tables to the ballrooms to the bawdy houses. He had been brash and vulgar, but people had excused it as part of his larger-than-life character, David Ware the hero, beloved by all men… Pain and loss twisted inside her. When she had wed she had expected her life to be so different, with a loving husband and a brood of children.
How inspired! I adore you in the color, Jo darling! ” “I do not think,” Merryn said unexpectedly, “that all this show will be quite to Lord Grant’s taste, Lottie. ” Lottie beamed. ” “Well, if he does not I am sure he will be too polite to say so,” Merryn said. ” “You seem to know a great deal about him,” Joanna teased gently as her sister blushed. ” “No one,” Merryn said, blushing harder. “I have been reading of his exploits, that is all. Mr. Gable has been writing about him in the Courier. He is quite the returning hero.
Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick