By Elizabeth Thornton
Nationally bestselling writer of Princess CharmingElizabeth Thornton has created one in all her such a lot exciting and sensuous novels ever — the tale of a girl who’s approximately given up her desire of discovering a noble hero...until destiny throws her without warning right into a breathtaking plot to save lots of a scoundrel.Lady Rosamund Devere has no real interest in changing into the spouse of a lifeless prince, irrespective of how ideal the newspapers imagine she is for that position. yet no longer even the radical Rosamund might think the headline the papers will quickly be operating: the only the place she is the prepared hostage of a condemned assassin. but Richard Maitland is not any usual legal. Steely-eyed, boastful, and dangerously beautiful, the ex-chief of His Majesty’s mystery provider can be, so far as Rosamund is worried, responsible as sin. stuck up in his bold break out at the eve of his execution, Rosamund, who can deal with a gun in addition to any guy and isn't afraid to take advantage of it, quickly unearths herself in each piece as a lot possibility as Richard. For the extra she learns approximately this mysterious lone wolf of a guy, the extra decided she is to assist him transparent his identify. yet much more perilous than the conspiracy surrounding Richard is the fervour that ignites among them — a keenness that's rash, reckless, and irresistible.
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He made straight for his book room, poured himself a generous measure of brandy, and went to warm himself at the fire. Above the mantel was a mirror, and his eye was caught by his reflection. No one looking at him, he decided, would ever guess that he was a killer. He wasn't handsome, but his face was pleasant, friendly, the kind of face that people trusted, especially women. And it helped, too, that he looked older than his years. His brown hair was liberally laced with silver and the lines on his face were etched permanently by the brutal winters he'd endured in the fur trade in the wilds of Canada.
Without him, that plan won't work. " A moment ago, she'd felt relatively safe with this man, now she didn't know where she was. It was like being on a seesaw. One minute she was up, the next minute she was down. " Now he did look at her. " Her chin came up. " He was on the point of answering her curtly, but changed his mind when he saw her expression. There was pride there, but it was touched by fear. Of course she was afraid! He was her ruthless abductor and she believed him to be a murderer. She didn't know what to expect.
She was glad there was no mirror in that crude cottage, or she would be tempted to smash it, and she couldn't afford any more bad buck. As she stepped into Harper's boots, her mind flitted to this and that. Was it likely, she asked herself, that Maitland would clothe her if he was only going to do away with her? She had only to wait… Could she trust him? Should she trust him? Of course not, she thought, as she leaned over to turn up the legs of her pantaloons and her jaw began to ache. She was reaching for the last article of clothing, a blue superfine jacket, when Richard came through the door.
The Perfect Princess by Elizabeth Thornton