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 assist designated 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 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 lady who might 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 familiar with there can by no means be something among herself and the strong-willed earl. For she bears a gloomy and terrifying mystery that needs to stay hidden—even on the fee of a damaged middle. As Case fights for the affection of the single 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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They cried. ” Then they saw Lance and Aunt Jane was forgotten. Their mother emerged from the kitchen. “Jane! ” Letty Gray was a little older than Jane, tall and slender, with thick dark hair and clear, aqua eyes. Though a few strands of hair escaped their pins and there was a smudge of flour on one cheek, she appeared, on the surface, to be completely self-possessed. Orphans, in Jane’s experience, often gave this impression. They’d been raised in institutions and had learned to keep their thoughts to themselves.
They took the chairs closest to the fire. ” “Lord Castleton! Talk to me? ” “He gave me a letter—”Jane cut off what she was about to say when the front door knocker rattled alarmingly. “Oliver must have forgotten his key again,” said Letty, and she went to answer the door. Jane got up. She heard muted voices in the hallway, then Letty entered followed by Lord Castleton. Her lips tightened. She’d known he was tenacious, but she hadn’t expected this. ” she said, her words tossed out like a gauntlet.
I’m going out,” he said. Piers never went anywhere without Joseph, so he got up as well. ” he asked. ” Joseph groaned. Twickenham, always Twickenham. ” “The trouble with you is you’ve grown soft. Go to bed, Joseph. ” Joseph knew better than to accept that offer. He followed his master out. It was a grim-faced, three-story building with windows in the attics. Originally, it had been a barracks, and the acreage on which it stood was the parade ground, but that was before living memory. Sometime during the last century, it had been turned into a poorhouse, but the name Barracks had stuck.