By Rosemary Rogers
The illegitimate daughter of the Russian czar, Leonida arrives on the property of Stefan, the Duke of Huntley, with secrets…and a project. looking for covert files sequestered in Stefan's big library, she is the fitting guest—and the proper spy.Fascinated through her wonderful attractiveness and her fascinating charisma, Stefan attracts in detail closer…and Leonida, certain by means of accountability to her family members and state, unearths herself completely captivated. but as possibility and wish meet in a tangled internet of espionage and deceit, the 2 will face a call that may be made in simple terms by way of love itself.
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He had been raised a gentleman. But he might very well hate her. And she could not blame him for a moment. “Quite understandable,” she muttered. “Stefan never forgave his cousin,” Brianna continued, unaware of Leonida’s shiver of regret. Struggling to concentrate on the realization that there had been letters in the Duchess’s rooms, even if she could not know for certain they were the ones she sought, Leonida blinked in astonishment as a large dog bounded through the nearby hedge, dancing around her with his tongue hanging out and his ears flopping.
Taking his own seat, the Duke stretched out his legs, crossing them at the ankle and putting at risk the fine gloss on his Hessians. ” She stiffened. Seen of the house? Mon Dieu. Did he suspect she had come to search Meadowland? ” “I thought perhaps Goodson had given you a tour. ” She breathed a silent sigh of relief. “Of course, I did have the opportunity to admire the front foyer and your very fine marble staircase. ” “It is hardly a ruin,” she protested, faintly smiling at the lift of his brows.
He wanted her in his bed. To hell with anything else. As if sensing his smoldering tension, Leonida licked her lips, her eyes darkening with a need she could not entirely disguise. ” Her lips thinned at his mocking tone. ” Skimming his hands down her bare arms, he took her hand and firmly tugged her down the path. ” She ducked her head, hiding her expressive features. ” he demanded. ” Stefan’s short laugh was without humor. Did she believe that he had a choice in the matter? ” He felt her shiver and, quickening his pace, he led her around the small pool to climb the steps of the private grotto.