Thief Of Hearts
Forced to resort to a life of crime in order to support his siblings, Asher Cordell is now ready to walk the straight and narrow path. But when an old rival, the Marquis of Ormsby, infuriates him with his insipid arrogance, Asher cannot resist stealing the pompous fool's famous diamond. However, he's shocked to discover he isn't the only intruder in Ormsby's library. The culprit is none other than his beautiful neighbor, Juliana Greeley. Asher has known Juliana since childhood and has always harbored a secret affection for her. When she asks Asher to steal letters Ormsby is using to blackmail her sister, he's happy to oblige. Embarking on a bold scheme that gives way to an equally fiery passion, the adventurous pair discover a love neither can live without. . .
"A fast plot packed with clever twists keeps the action and passion blazing." --Publishers Weekly
"Busbee. . .is a pleasure to read." --Booklist
"Busbee is back and better than ever!" --Julia Quinn
"Delicious. . .fast-paced, intriguing." --Affaire de Coeur
A headstrong young widow who doesn't want to remarry captivates a dashing rake determined to change her mind in Busbee's latest feverish historical. Asher Cordell will do anything to win the heart of Juliana Greeley, a childhood friend he's long been drawn to. So when his plan for revenge against the nefarious marquis of Ormsby happen to intersect with the plight of Juliana, whose sister is being blackmailed by the marquis, the two join forces to bring down their common enemy, and, of course, sparks fly. Romance veteran Busbee (Surrender Becomes Her) knows how to spin the charms of brave belles and their besotted swains, and though the story can get unbelievably silly, a fast plot packed with clever twists keeps the action and passion blazing.