By Liz Carlyle
Passion and secrets and techniques simmer at the back of the based façade of Victorian London in A Bride via Moonlight, one other deliciously interesting romance by way of Liz Carlyle that includes the damaging males of the mysterious St. James Society.
Faced with homicide fees, Lisette Colburne by no means imagined aligning herself with Scotland Yard—not with the scandalous existence she’s led. but if Commissioner Royden Napier proposes—that in trade for her freedom—she faux to be his spouse so he can resolve a brutal secret, she concurs. What neither counts on is their scorching, indisputable attraction.
Sexy and action-packed, Liz Carlyle’s A Bride by means of Moonlight is a gorgeous love tale set in Victorian excessive society with compelling characters and chic, emotional prose that may attract readers of ancient romance.
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Are they complaining? Set your mind at rest, my boy. Now, here's a thought for you. Suppose we put up refreshment tables in the hall. " Next night, Theo was almost willing to admit the count was right. The Oracle Priestess had become fashionable among the Felden gentry, probably through lack of better diversion. The audience, more and more, came to see and be seen; to be amused by the antics of the phrenological head; to admire the wistful charms of the Priestess. There was much gossip and laughter; no one, as far as Theo could gather, truly believed in the girl's ghostly pronouncements.
Zara led him to Strawmarket Street. The girl said little, as did Theo, still rankling at her comment. When he told her he had no money for rent, Zara shrugged. He could, she advised, settle it with the landlord some other time. Florian, meanwhile, would vouch for him. " Theo asked. " Zara gave him a hard smile. " Chapter 13 NEXT DAY, having slept the clock around, Theo found his way back to the tavern. He wanted to thank Florian and take leave of him. He saw none of the company in the public room.
This man was white-haired and blunt-featured. One sleeve, bloodsoaked, had been slashed up the arm. The girl rummaged in the pockets. This time she whistled. She had discovered a purse of coins, and something else: The man was alive. Weasel crouched beside her, greatly interested. They had never found a live one. " The girl chewed her lower lip. She was a sharpfaced creature, more vixen than bird. The man was looking at her, muttering something she could not make out. She bent closer, listening, then glanced at Weasel.
A Bride by Moonlight (Avon Romance) by Liz Carlyle