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Read online Affair.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Affair As a private investigator employed by marriage minded women Charlotte Arkendale has made a lucrative career out of delving into the lives of prospective grooms But one of her clients has recently been murdered and Charlotte herself has begun to receive threats Now she doesn t know what to make of the stranger who appears on her doorstep to apply for the position of her new man of affairs Baxter St Ives claims to be a respectable gentleman but something about his arresting presence and the unrelenting determination burning in his eyes makes Charlotte wary With the proper man by her side she s certain she can catch her client s murderer But is the enigmatic St Ives Mr Right or Mr Wrong To St Ives masquerading as a man of affairs to find out if Charlotte s a murderer is maddening enough but discovering himself at the mercy of a highly illogical passion for her throws his life into chaos So he decides to conduct an experiment into the risky alchemy of desire But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte the real killer is on the loose in London plotting to part the lovers or see them joined together forever in death by Amanda Quick, Jayne Ann Krentz

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Affair
Title:Affair
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ISBN:0553574078
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Number of Pages:388
Category:Romance, Historical romance, Historical, Mystery, Regency, Historical fiction, Fiction
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The Earl of St Merryn needs a woman His intentions are purely practical he simply wants someone sensible and suitably lovely to pose as his betrothed for a few weeks among polite society He has his own agenda to pursue and a false fianc e will keep the husband hunters at bay while he goes about his business The simplest solution is to hire a paid companion br br Finding the right candidate proves more of a challenge than he expected But when he encounters Miss Elenora Lodge the fire in her golden eyes sways him to make a generous offer br br Her sorry financial circumstances and dreams of a life of independence convince her to accept But St Merryn appears to be hiding a secret or two and things seem oddly amiss in his gloomy London home Elenora soon discovers that this lark will be a far more dangerous adventure than she d been led to believe And the Earl of St Merryn will find that the meek and mild companion he d initially envisioned has become a partner in his quest to catch a killer and an outspoken belle of the ball who stirs a bothersome passion in his practical heart, The New York Times bestselling author of Rendezvous presents a spellbinding new Regency historical destined to be a hot beach read this summer Moving from the cozy confines of a tiny seaside village named Upper Biddleton to the glittering crush of a fashionable London soiree Quick offers an enthralling tale of a mismatched couple poised to discover the rapture of love br br There was no doubt about it What Miss Harriet Pomeroy needed was a man Someone powerful and clever who could help her rout the unscrupulous thieves who were using her beloved caves to hide their loot But when Harriet summoned Gideon Westbrook Viscount St Justin to her aid she could not know that she was summoning the devil himself br br Dubbed the Beast of Blackthorne Hall for his scarred face and lecherous past Gideon was strong and fierce and notoriously menacing Yet Harriet could not find it in her heart to fear him 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employer Gabriel Jones has the eyes of a sorcerer br br But despite Venetia s intent to seduce Mr Jones and move on she is shattered upon her return home to read in the press of his violent demise Using the sizable fee Mr Jones paid her Venetia establishes a new life opening a gallery in London Of course posing as a respectable widow makes it easier to do business so in a private tribute to her lost only lover she assumes the identity of Mrs Jones br br Her romantic whim however will cause unexpected trouble For one thing Mr Jones is about to stride living and breathing back into Venetia s life And the two share more than a passionate memory indeed they are bonded by a highly unusual sort of vision one that goes far beyond Venetia s abilities as a photographer They also share a terrible threat for someone has stolen a centuries old notebook from Arcane House that contains a formula believed to enhance psychic powers of the kind Gabriel and Venetia possess And the thief wants to know 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