A masked patriot… A reluctant British spy… A rebellion of the heart…
A masked patriot…
By day, Ian Blackheath is the most sensual rogue in the colony of Virginia. At night, he secretly rides as Pendragon, ruthless leader of the patriot cause. The last thing he needs is a ward. What is a masked raider supposed to do when a pint-sized mistress of disaster is dumped on the doorstep of his mansion? Especially since little Lucy displays a penchant for unearthing secrets?
A reluctant British spy…
When Ian Blackheath and Lucy have an altercation in Emily d’Autrecourt’s millinery shop, the lovely Englishwoman is horrified at Blackheath’s insensitivity toward his ward. Then Lucy steals a doll from Emily’s shop— secreted inside the plaything is evidence of Emily’s role as a spy. Accepting Ian’s offer that she be Lucy’s governess is dangerous, but how else can Emily search for the doll without arousing suspicion?
A rebellion of the heart…
Ian is stunned when Emily agrees to take charge of “hurricane Lucy”. As for guarding his secret—it should be no challenge to keep Emily far from the wing where Pendragon plots rebellion. One sample of Ian’s wicked, seducing ways and the prim Englishwoman will avoid him like plague. He doesn’t expect Emily to catch fire in his arms or for the tempting seamstress to discover the secret power of her own desires. Suddenly, in a land racing toward revolution, Ian and Emily must choose. With everything to lose, do they dare to risk their hearts?
The Raider Series~
1. THE RAIDER’S BRIDE (Ian & Emily)
2. THE RAIDER’S DAUGHTER (Dominic & Lucy)
3. TO CATCH A FLAME (Griffin & Isabeau)
4. TO CHASE THE STORM (Rafe & Tessa)
Culloden's Fire~the series:
1. GATHER THE STARS (Gavin and Rachel)
2. ANGEL'S FALL (Adam and Juliet)
3. CROWN OF DREAMS (Myles and Devlin)
4. CROWN OF MIST (Creighton and Brianna) Prequel
5. MORNING SONG (Austin & Hannah)
Celtic Rogues ~ the series:
1. BLACK FALCON'S LADY (formerly published as NIGHTWYLDE by Berkley Books)
(Tade and Maryssa)
0. THE BLACK FALCON’S CHRISTMAS (novella)
2. HER MAGIC TOUCH (formerly published as MAGIC by Pocket Books)
(Fallon and Ciaran)
3. BRIAR ROSE (Lion and Rhiannon)
4. STEALING HEAVEN (Aidan and Norah)
5. LILY FAIR (Niall and Caitlin)
ONLY FOREVER (Garrett & Ashleen)
The wealthy and seemingly heartless Ian Blackheath is also Pendragon, the defender of American colonists and the scourge of Tories. He has sworn never to marry after seeing his mother fatally used by his father as a son-producing machine. In 1772, When Ian's estranged sister dies, leaving him her bratty eight-year-old daughter, Lucy (``I don't like other girls. They don't do what I tell them to''), Ian plans to ship the child off to boarding school. He brings her to British dressmaker Emily d'Autrecourt for some clothing, and she steals a wooden doll. But this doll contains a secret message for the Crown, for whom Emily is spying in exchange for a fresh start in the colonies. To get the doll back, Emily becomes Lucy's governess, and she and Ian find themselves strongly attracted to each other. Cates ( Crown of Flame ) compensates for a long set-up--which includes Emily's loss of her husband and young daughter--with endearing characters. Smart-mouthed Lucy is a refreshing contrast to the angelic children often found in romance novels, and Ian and Emily are realistically vulnerable. But an unbelievable ending mars this otherwise original story.