By Gaelen Foley
Unique book: 2000
Driven to discover the reality concerning the mysterious loss of life of his ladylove, the Duke of Hawkscliffe will visit any lengths to unmask a assassin. no matter if it capacity jeopardizing his popularity by way of undertaking a scandalous affair with London's so much provocative courtesan--the fascinating yet aloof Belinda Hamilton.
Bel has used her intelligence and wit to attraction the city's titled gents, whereas suffering to place the items of her lifestyles again jointly. She wishes a protector, so she accepts Hawk's invitation to develop into his mistress in identify in basic terms. He asks not anything of her physique, yet seeks her assist in snaring a similar guy who shattered her advantage. jointly they tempt the unforgiving wrath of society--until their dicy charade becomes a deadly appeal, and Bel needs to make a devastating determination that can destroy her final probability at love. . . .
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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.