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A notorious rake, the Marquis of Bradstone stole young Olivia Sutton's heart...and then ruined her life. For seven years she has been forced to hide her past behind a false identity. And now the dashing scoundrel has returned a different man: more handsome, more serious, more desirable...and far more dangerous thanthe cad who brought scandal and shame into Olivia's world.
Major Robert Danvers is living a lie—but for a noble cause. Masquerading as his cousin, the late marquis, Robert's secret mission for the crown has led him straight to the beautiful, scheming seductress he believes was responsible for his brother's death. But there is a gentle innocence about this Olivia that belies her murderous reputation—and a passionate sensuality that makes him yearn to hold her forever in his arms. His loyalty to his mission tells him that surrender would be the worst sort of betrayal—yet once tempted, how can a man resist, when his heart tells him here is his one true love?
Set in Napoleon's Europe, this formulaic romance details the adventures of bluestocking Olivia Sutton, the willful daughter of a disgraced knight. When she was 17, Olivia gave her heart to the Marquis of Bradstone, a callous man who went to great lengths to obtain a coded missive revealing the location of a lost Spanish treasure. Bradstone planned to exploit Olivia for her formidable code-cracking skills and then kill her, but Orlando Danvers, a young Spanish spy, disrupted the marquis's scheme, and was shot in the process. Accused of the crime, Olivia fled into hiding. Seven years later, Maj. Robert Danvers an "alluringly haphazard" English spy who closely resembles his cousin, Bradstone returns to England posing as the missing marquis to find his brother's murderess and recover the Spanish treasure. Although Olivia is shocked by Bradstone's reappearance, she sets out to force him to clear her name. As Robert and Olivia travel to Spain in search of the treasure, they are thrown together for the usual sex, misgivings and misadventures. Boyle (No Marriage of Convenience) mixes low melodrama with high comic-book dialogue ("Tell me where the Tomb of the Virgin is or die.") in a disjointed, fantastical romance that will likely be left on the shelf by readers.