A Daring Passion by Rosemary Rogers

By Rosemary Rogers

Legacy of danger

Headstrong yet sheltered, Raine Wimbourne longs for adventure--and while her ill father unearths a heavily guarded mystery, she seizes her likelihood. Disguised as England's so much infamous highwayman, Raine vows to uphold her father's legacy as champion of the terrible. Then a middle of the night stumble upon with the strong Philippe Gautier exhibits her the cost of retaining her family's honor...

A hostage heart

Philippe Gautier has a project of his own--and the gorgeous impostor he's offering to justice may well carry the main to saving his brother's existence. he'll cease at not anything to maintain Raine shut. yet as they shuttle from the city homes of London to the streets of France, can he persuade his untamed captive to hazard all of it at the promise of ardour?

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He raised his hand to tap on the door, but the motion froze in midair. To his dismay, he realized he had forgotten one thing. He was a wanted criminal, a fugitive who could be arrested at any moment. He did not dare ask her to stay with him. Even if she wanted to, he could not let her. She would be as much at risk as himself. She would be safe with Las Bombas, mountebank though he was. He let his hand fall to his side. He stood, uncertain, at the door. Finally he turned away. The portrait, unfinished, lay on a table.

He did not raise hand or voice. The smile never left his face, but his gray eyes had turned bright and hard as ice. The officers blustered a few moments, then declared the matter unimportant and hurried out. Theo understood. It was not the townsfolk they feared. It was Florian. Florian's assurance of safety had not been idle boasting, and Theo was grateful. His spirits had begun mending a little. At times, however, he turned restless, feeling his days were without sense or point. "I'm glad for the work," he told Florian one morning in a tavern, "but none of it does much good.

Your Majesty has made progress. " "If your work can be destroyed so easily," said Cabbarus, "then your methods, Doctor, are ineffective to begin with. His Majesty has been disappointed, for one simple reason. The inducements have not been sufficient to attract those of highest ability. --- to offer a more substantial sum. " "Call it bait," replied Torrens. "Every knave in the kingdom will try for it. The greater the sum, the greater the knave. As you, Chief Minister, appreciate better than anyone.

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