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A desperate woman. A man with a secret. An undeniable passion...
Scientist Emmeline Griffith needs a husband—just long enough to prevent the loss of her inheritance. The arrangement will be all business…but she didn’t count on her attraction to the virile detective who steps into the role.
Private investigator Bartholomew Turner thought he had his secret demons under control. But when a marriage-in-name-only turns into something far more enduring, he must confront both his past and the danger that’s stalking Emmie in order to claim the woman he loves.
Shadows and Masks is the first book in the Chessman Victorian mystery romance series. If you like strong female heroines, flawed sexy alpha heroes, steamy romances, and an emotional punch to the gut, then you’ll love this series. Contains explicit sex scenes.