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 sizeable library, she is the ideal guest—and the suitable spy.Fascinated via her faultless good looks and her interesting air of secrecy, Stefan attracts in detail closer…and Leonida, sure by way of responsibility to her kin 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 merely through love itself.
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And every moment that she spent in his company only deepened her fascination. 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.
Abruptly, Leonida realized she was about to allow a perfect opportunity to slip through her grasp. “Your…” She swiftly corrected herself as Stefan turned to stab her with a warning frown. ” Despite her determinedly casual tone he stilled at her request. He looked like…what? A predator that had spotted his prey? ” “No, I…” She halted to clear her throat. “I would not want to take you from your duties. ” He offered a slow dip of his head. ” Waiting until he had left her chambers, Leonida moved to sink onto the edge of the bed, burying her face in her hands as her body trembled with frustrated need.
Something she obviously thought was hidden at Meadowland. Not that he could imagine what it might be. And within a few moments in her company, he no longer gave a bloody hell. At the mere sight of her standing next to the bed, her jasmine scent filling his senses, he had been lost. If she had not pushed him away, he would have taken her then and there. Christ, he wished that he had taken her. At least then his body would not be aroused to the point of pain. ” The familiar voice of his butler was nearly as good as being tossed in the middle of a freezing lake.