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 challenge. trying to find covert records sequestered in Stefan's enormous library, she is the best guest—and the suitable spy.Fascinated via her faultless good looks and her exciting charisma, Stefan attracts in detail closer…and Leonida, sure by way of accountability to her family members and kingdom, unearths herself totally captivated. but as probability and wish meet in a tangled internet of espionage and deceit, the 2 will face a decision that may be made in simple terms by means of love itself.
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Good lord. ” Edmond’s short laugh echoed through the shadowed garden. ” Stefan’s concern was not eased. ” Edmond demanded in exasperated tones. Stefan recalled his violent confusion of emotion when he had stepped into his library to discover Leonida. Suspicion, anger and a raw, relentless desire at the sight of her simple beauty that seemed to glow in the slanting sunlight. “I have no notion why she is here, and that is what troubles me,” he muttered. There was a pause before Edmond folded his arms across his chest.
I have no genuine reason not to trust her, to be honest. She is most likely precisely what she seems to be. ” “But, in the event she is not, then I desire to know precisely what she is doing here. ” Goodson clicked his tongue. ” “Allow her to roam, but I want a close eye kept upon her,” Stefan corrected. ” The servant heaved a heavy sigh, but Stefan was confident that the efficient butler would fulfill the command with his usual efficiency. Of course, efficiency was not all that the delicate situation demanded.
She had to find those letters and flee before her revulsion for deceiving Stefan overcame her devotion to her mother. Her decision made, Leonida had sent word to the kitchen that she preferred a tray in her room and, waiting until she was certain that both Stefan and Brianna had gone down to dinner, she had posted Sophy near the stairs and darted through the shadows to the state rooms. Grasping a candle in her hand, she entered the Duchess’s bedchamber, casting a quick glance around the vast room.
Bound by Love by Rosemary Rogers