Synopses & Reviews
While investigating a suspicious death, private inquiry agent Ambrose Wells finds himself on the grounds of Aldwick Castle—and in the midst of utter chaos. The ramshackle castle is in flames—and a beautiful woman and four young girls are taking flight on horseback. It turns out that the strong-minded Miss Concordia Glade and her four bright students are on the run from a notorious London crime lord who’ll stop at nothing to destroy them. Now, their only hope is Ambrose, a confirmed loner with more than his share of secrets—and more than his share of desire for the unconventional teacher. And as Ambrose and Concordia risk everything to bring down a criminal mastermind, they will also be forced to battle something even greater: the steamy passion that threatens their hard-won independence…
“This rousing, steamy story is a captivating read.”—Library Journal
“For fans of Quick, certainly another pleaser as romance and murder and silk flounces around.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Quick gives her fans what they want.”—Publishers Weekly
“Quick’s trademark wit and humor run gracefully throughout this suspenseful and satisfying novel, and fans and new readers alike will fall for the newest additions to Quick’s impressive collection of characters.”—Booklist
A New York Times Bestselling Author
The seductive new novel of late-Victorian-era passion and intrigue from "New York Times" bestselling author Amanda Quick, "an exceptional storyteller" who sets the standard for historical romance.
Simultaneous publication with G. P. Putnam's standard print version.
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Paid Companion" comes a thrilling new historical romance about a desperate teacher, a sexy gentleman thief, four frightened orphans, and a lie uttered by moonlight.
About the Author
Quick is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author-under various pen names-of more than forty New York Times bestsellers. There are more than 25 million copies of her books in print.