The Counterfeit Mistress (Fairbourne Quartet, Book 3) by Madeline Hunter

By Madeline Hunter

THE good looks. THE undercover agent. AND THE BEHOLDER.
From the liked New York Times bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting old romance, during which a darkly handsome nobleman is made up our minds to unmask a soft and mysterious younger beauty...

A refugee from the battle in France, Marielle Lyon has confirmed herself on the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an finished aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a undercover agent. The extra eyes she has staring at her, the higher secure she is--and the higher probability she has of saving her father's life.
A warrior at heart, Gavin Norwood, Viscount Kendale, may nonetheless be in uniform if no longer for his older brother's premature dying. in the end he's obvious, Kendale doesn't belief the French--or their femmes fatales. He has organize a surveillance community to ferret out undercover brokers, and he believes he's discovered one within the smooth, 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 ability taking part in a video game of seduction...

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Nick held up two fingers. Leon sighed. Two more salaries to pay. ‘So we’ll get someone good and one out of design school to be trained. ’ ‘Not at all. Common sense to train them our way. ’ Nick privately conceded the point, but was not about to relax his stance on the issue. ‘Get right onto it, Leon. And don’t be giving me any delay tactics. I don’t care what it costs. ’ Horror-struck, Leon jackknifed from his chair. ‘Your wish is my command, dear boy. ’ ‘No problem. ’ He strode to the door and paused, looking back with cynical eyes.

Leon rolled his eyes. ‘Just because Tanya got in a snit over not getting your undivided attention? She doesn’t own you, Nick, and take it from me…’ Blue lightning flashed straight back at him. ‘I take a lot from you, Leon. ’ Hands instantly lifted into a truce position. ‘Okay, okay,’ he soothed. ‘So long as this is you talking and not Tanya. You always said if we worked like dogs until we’re thirty…’ ‘I’m thirty next week. ’ ‘But we’ve paid a price for it. You lost Liz…’ ‘There you go, bringing women into it…’ ‘Damn it, Leon!

If you’d send Sharon along…’ Leon ungritted his teeth enough to bite out, ‘Okay. But don’t take up too much office time on it. ’ ‘I just want to ask her advice,’ he insisted. ‘Fine! ’ Leon went off fuming. Women! He’d got rid of Tanya Wells for good, only to be loaded with another festering problem. There was black irony for you. A fairy princess was supposed to remove trouble not make it. He should have hired a doll, not a real woman. Big mistake, Leon, he castigated himself. Though there was one bright spot.

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