Almost a Princess by Elizabeth Thornton

By Elizabeth Thornton

From nationally bestselling writer Elizabeth Thornton comes a sensuous new story of real love and fiery romance—under the main interesting 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 reveals greater than he bargained for whilst his seek leads him to Jane Mayberry, a gorgeous bluestocking passionately dedicated to the reason for women’s rights—and to keeping 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. made up our minds to discover the single girl who could carry the main to his investigation—and to his heart—Case is going after her.Though their sparring belies an allure too strong to disclaim, Jane is familiar with 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 fee 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 video game by way of a killer who won’t cease until eventually he has punished them either.

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Merrick was more often to be found at the card table. He’d known Merrick for a long time, from their poorhouse days. They had once been partners in crime, petty thieves who’d stolen from the homes of the wealthy in Mayfair to augment their paltry wages as clerks. Their careers as housebreakers had come to a sudden end when they’d killed a wealthy merchant who had surprised them in the act. When the authorities started closing in on them, Merrick had retired to his home in Yorkshire for a time while he, Gideon, decided to try his luck as a soldier.

They’d played this game before in Spain. Sometimes it was hard to tell who was the hunter and who was the prey. The ending would be spectacular, a fitting revenge for the destruction he and his special unit had inflicted at the Monastery of St. Michel. No quarter asked or given. If Piers could not resist baiting him, why the delay after he’d murdered John Collier? Piers wasn’t the sort of man to wait for Bow Street to pull itself together. He’d want him, Case, to know that the game wasn’t over yet.

He could almost hear the guns, taste the gunpowder, smell the blood. In his war, there were no rules, except the ones he made. And Lord Caspar had humiliated him. He felt the rush of blood, just like the old days, when he contemplated how he would crush a hated adversary. Let him wait, let him wonder… At the end, he wanted to look into the earl’s eyes. He wanted to tell him who he was and how he’d escaped from the carnage in the monastery, and how he’d prospered—not bad for a despised poorhouse boy who could rise no higher than a shipping clerk, eking out a living in London’s docks.

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