From New York Times bestselling romance author Kasey Michaels: The Enterprising Ladies series
“A writing style, voice, and sense of humor perfectly suited to the era and genre.” — Publishers Weekly
In A Masquerade in the Moonlight, Kasey brings a brash American to London just in time to meet debutante Marquerite Balfour; young, beautiful, and very much in his way. It would appear she has some mischief afoot, mischief that could ruin Thomas Joseph Donovan's mission to arrange some "deliveries" to his country, hoping to avoid yet another war with England. Bring on a battle of wills, a battle of wits... and an attraction that can't be denied.
"Using wit and romance with a master's skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses." -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nora Roberts
Michaels ( The Bride of the Unicorn ) packs this historical romance, set in England in the early 1800s, with nostalgia and transparent mystery, but she manages to keep the narrative engaging. At the age of 18, Marguerite Balfour comes to believe that her father's death six years earlier was a suicide. Going through his journals she learns of the Club, a group of five men who lured Balfour into an unwise business investment. The Club gave him the chance to recoup his losses by murdering their political adversary; Balfour apparently chose instead to take his own life. Soon after, Marguerite makes her debut in London and plans the downfall of the Club. Its members are negotiating the covert, and treasonous, sale of ships and supplies to the U.S., which is slowly moving toward war with England. Thomas Joseph Donovan, the headstrong Irish-American sent to London to investigate the deal, encounters Marguerite at a ball and quickly realizes he's met his match. Marguerite is at first suspicious of his involvement with the Club, but ultimately decides she can have both love and revenge as the two unite against unforeseen danger.