Nathan Oliver, younger son of an earl, is content being a country doctor. Years ago he had worked for the Crown, but when a spy mission went awry, he left London for a simpler life. Now his world is turned upside down with the arrival of Lady Victoria Wexhall, a pampered Society miss more suited for the ballrooms of London than the quiet countryside of Cornwall.
Victoria cannot believe her father would send her to the middle of nowhere, and just when the the Season was in full swing! And with Nathan Oliver, no less! Of course, he's dashing and more interesting than the fops she's acquainted with in Town, and it would be so easy to fall in love with him. But why does he insist on searching through her luggage in the middle of the night? And why does he insist their lives are in danger?
In D'Alessandro's well-crafted Regency, Lady Victoria Wexhall reluctantly travels at her father's behest from London to Viscount Sutton's rural Cornwall estate, where she finds herself interested less in the peer than in his younger brother, Dr. Nathan Oliver, a former spy who happened to bestow on Victoria her first kiss three years earlier and then disappeared. As Victoria and Nathan become reacquainted in Cornwall, his efforts to unearth the jewels stolen from him in an espionage mission predating their initial meeting complicate their relationship. Founded on both intellectual and physical attraction, their ensuing affair sizzles. The lovers' search for the missing jewels and the mystery surrounding the jewel thief's identity help propel a captivating novel sure to win more fans for D'Alessandro (Love and the Single Heiress).
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Great story! Witty dialogue, handsome hero, beautiful heroine, romance and humor. I both laughed out loud and sighed woefully while reading this book. JDA hardly ever disappoints.