By Elizabeth Thornton

From nationally bestselling writer Elizabeth Thornton comes a sensuous new story of real love and fiery romance—under the main exciting of circumstances.Case Devere, the steely-eyed earl of Castleton, has agreed to assist unique department music down a infamous killer—one who simply occurs to be his archenemy. yet he unearths greater than he bargained for while his seek leads him to Jane Mayberry, a stunning bluestocking passionately dedicated to the reason for women’s rights—and to holding her privateness. As impossible to resist as she is uncooperative, the lively Jane arouses Case’s interest—as good as his worst suspicions—when she quietly disappears. decided to discover the single lady who may well carry the most important to his investigation—and to his heart—Case is going after her.Though their sparring belies an allure too robust to disclaim, Jane is aware there can by no means be whatever among herself and the strong-willed earl. For she bears a depressing and terrifying mystery that needs to stay hidden—even on the expense of a damaged middle. As Case fights for the affection of the only girl who has ever mattered to him, they're swept right into a lethal online game through a killer who won’t cease till he has punished them either.

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Case shrugged. “I wasn’t devious. ” ‘You deceived me! ” His words were hard and clipped. ” He nodded when her eyes flared. “John Collier was murdered and we believe someone from his regiment was paying off an old score. So, if you know what’s good for you, Jane Mayberry, you’ll stay out of my way. My apologies to Mrs. Gray. ” asked Harper after Case gave the hackney driver the order to move off. “She doesn’t appear to know anything,” and Case went on to give Harper a summary of his interview with Letty Gray.

Case was smiling when he returned to Amelia, a genuine smile. Not only had he managed to outwit Harper, but he’d also caught Jane Mayberry in his net. Not that she was under suspicion, or critical to his investigation. He was curious about her. Add to that the fact that he’d been remiss in not finding out where she lived, and he was congratulating himself on adroitly solving both problems. She would keep Harper busy, and Harper would discover her address. ” “My man. ” His head dipped and his lips brushed her ear.

Understood,” replied Harper, gazing fixedly at a loose button on his coat. “Fine. ” ====================================================================== ===== Chapter 4 ========= Case’s office at the Horse Guards was no bigger than a closet, but he considered himself lucky to be assigned any space at all. He wasn’t a regular Special Branch agent, but one of the amateurs who were occasionally seconded to the service because they had particular skills or knowledge that would help unravel a difficult case.

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