When passion begins to boil, fame and fortune no longer seem to matter.
The Duke of Ravenscar intended to debut the most acclaimed ballerina in the civilized world to open his London theater. But when the ship arrives with an understudy, Drake is convinced the fortune he has invested will be forfeit. Until he sees the woman dance.
Britannia LeClair arrives in London excited to be performing the lead in La Sylphide. A foundling, she has had to work harder and with more determination than anyone in the corps. At last, her debut in London proves her worth despite her lowly birth. Until she meets the smoldering gaze of the Duke of Ravenscar.
Determined not to become anyone's mistress, Britannia keeps the duke at arms-length while she sets to uncovering the mystery of her parentage. With only a miniature painting and a monogrammed handkerchief, her inquiries lead to a series of escalating accidents and threats.
When Drake realizes Britannia is in danger, he will move heaven and hell to protect her…if the strong-headed ballerina will let him. As they traverse through the mire of skullduggery and hidden shame, events unravel to endanger them both. Will the truth prove worth uncovering, or will it sever the deep love that has come to bond their very souls?
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My heart is dancing!!
London 1833 As I turned the last page of this wonderful story, I could only smile and be glad I read the entire book through this afternoon. Amy Jarecki has ventured into Georgian England, while expertly combining her historical knowledge with romance and intrigue to bring two unexpected people together.
Drake, Duke of Ravenscar had invested a fortune in a London theater and intended to bring a famous ballerina and her troupe for the opening weeks. But instead he gets her understudy who has yet to prove herself. He is so angry and knows that the theater will fail without the lead ballerina.
Britannia LeClair takes the role and wants only to give her best and make her debut. A foundling, she is determined to find her birth parents who had given her up long ago. She only had a couple of clues but has puts out inquiries when she gets to London.
When they lock eyes on each other, there is a definite spark and as Drake sees her dance, he is truly mesmerized. But danger lurks as Britannia receives threats and accidents that were not really accidental.
Step back in time and lose yourself in a story that will keep you turning the pages as fast as you can. I truly cannot wait for more in this series and you will love it too!!