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Barrett Stanbridge has a lovely home in one of London's best neighborhoods, great friends, a thriving private investigation business, and feminine companionship whenever it's convenient. The shadows of his past have been accepted and neatly put away. In short, he's a man really quite content with the structure and direction of his deliberately solitary life. Being accused of the murder of a beautiful woman changes everything.
The daring Isabella Dandaneau, a widow, has left America and the memories of a less-than-happy marriage behind in order to find her fortune in England. With half of a pirate's treasure map in hand, she's arrived in London, determined to find her cousin--and the other half of the map--and better her financial lot in life. Only she has been murdered and the devilishly handsome, Barrett Stanbridge stands accused of her murder. But it takes only one look at the rogue for Isabella to know, not only is this a man who could have never killed her cousin, but that he also sets her blood on fire the way no man ever has. And it's not long before she realizes that falling in love changes everything.
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It takes all of Isabella Dandaneau's courage to walk into Barrett Stanbridge's office. After all, Barrett is one of London's most dashing bachelors, a notorious womanizer whose skill with the opposite sex is legendary. He also happens to be accused of murdering Isabella's cousin, Mignon. Isabella knows that Barrett is innocent. And she's willing to prove it-for a price...
Barrett is suspicious when Isabella offers to help him clear his name, and with good reason. Isabella claims that her cousin hid a priceless treasure map somewhere in his home, and she wants Barrett to help her find it. Barrett reluctantly agrees, but as the pair joins forces, he has a hard time keeping his mind on the map-and off the impossibly delectable Isabella...
As tender temptation ignites into an irresistible desire, Barrett is ready to renounce his roguish ways for good. But danger is lurking at every turn, and Isabella's life hangs in the balance. Will the love of a reformed rake be enough to save her?
"The lures of Lafoy's writing are not just great characters, fantastic storytelling, and heightened sexual tension, but also the subtle ways she plays on your emotions so that you are completely invested in the book. No reader...can ignore the deep and intense emotions that emanate from the pages of this masterful romance." --Romantic Times (4-1/2 stars, Top Pick)
"Leslie LaFoy delivers wonderful, witty characters, and breathless romance."-Celeste Bradley, author of The Charmer
Leslie Lafoy grew up loving to read and living to write. (This was a significant factor in her becoming the unofficial poster child of over-education. In the Liberal Arts no less.) After teaching high school history for many years, she focused her creative energies on her life-long dream of writing full time. When not made completely oblivious to reality by her current work in progress, she dabbles in every handicraft known to womankind and, twice a week and ever other weekend, dons her cape to be Hockey Team Mom. You can visit her at www.leslielafoy.com
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Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M031298765X
Book Description St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2004. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11031298765X