A fallen lady, a tortured lord, and an undeniable attraction…
Royce Holmes, the new Earl of Pelham, is also an agent for the Zodiac, England’s elite spy ring. He’s on the trail of a devious forger whose false documents have caused havoc in Britain’s war against Napoleon. On the night Royce vows to hunt down the man, he instead meets a woman who is just as intriguing.
After a devastating encounter with a cruel gentleman, Tamsin Black lives in fear he’ll find her again. A chance meeting with the mysterious Royce seems to offer a new life for her, if only she can keep her secrets hidden. Just a few tiny secrets: her true name, her shameful past, and her link to London’s criminal underworld.
Royce and Tamsin have a lot more in common than they ever expected, and day after day, they find themselves drawn together in the chase for a vicious spy. Night by night, they try to deny the attraction between them. But passion cannot be denied forever, and in the darkness, secrets will be exposed…
The eighth novel in the Secrets of the Zodiac, a series of historical romances featuring sexy storylines, complex characters, and international intrigue, set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars.
From the moment Royce Holmes, Earl and spy (a member of the Zodiac), rescues Tamsin Black (actually Thomasina Latimer) from thugs, they work together to catch or thwart an enemy agent who has been using forged documents to create trouble for England’s effort against Napoleon’s France. He doesn’t know it yet, but making this lovely scrivener his secretary may do more than get his correspondence organized. This is an exciting fast-paced story packed with action and adventure. The main characters work well together, although they do have a few disagreements. Tamsin is brave, intelligent, and determined. She has a painful past and has worked hard to survive her circumstances. Royce is quite honorable and protective. He suffers from occasional bouts depression. His work helps, but having Tasmin around seems to do more for him. There is a variety of villains from somewhat dangerous to downright deadly. Mystery, suspense, a budding romance, interesting characters, and a friendly dog named Jasper make this an entertaining and enjoyable story. This is a great series. I recommend this story and the series.
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