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He’s an ex-boxer. She sips tea at philosophical salons. And when these two opposites meet, their lives will never be the same.
Lady Juliana knows someone is trying to kill her father. The problem is getting anyone to believe her. Her father thinks she’s imagining things. Her brother that she’s seeking attention. And the man her brother hired to bring her back home…well, he thinks nothing much of her at all.
Brogan Duffy has clawed his way up from the streets to become the lead investigator on his very first inquiry case. The fact that it is to retrieve a spoiled aristocrat playing at intrigue is of no consequence. Nor is the fact that she beguiles him like no other woman. He has a job to do, and he won’t let anything stand in his way, not even this illogical attraction.
But Juliana might not be imagining the threat. And when it’s her life that’s on the line, Brogan has to decide to what lengths he’ll go to keep her safe. Because in order to resolve this make-or-break case in his career, Brogan might have to hazard more than his heart. And with some gambles, there’s no going back…
Read an Excerpt
His driver stretched from his spot underneath a willow tree and lumbered over. “Off to London, sir?”
“Yes.” Brogan looked back at Bluff Hall. The sun glinted off the front windows. Ivy climbed up the white walls. All in all, a cheerful picture.
A sliver of dread wedged in his gut.
He sniffed. It was Lady Juliana’s doing, filling his mind with unfounded suspicions. Yanking open the carriage door, he climbed inside, slamming it behind him.
He pounded on the ceiling, eager to be away. He’d done his job and kept his promise to the lady. He had nothing to feel badly for.
He stretched his legs out, kicking the blanket-wrapped bundle underneath the seat opposite.
“Ouch!” The bundle shifted.
Brogan’s stomach twisted. He bent over and yanked the edge of the blanket toward him.
Dark hair spilled across the floor. Juliana pushed a hank off her face and peered up at him, blinking.
“Good afternoon,” she said, with the dignity of a princess instead of the stowaway she was. “I don’t suppose I could have a ride back to London?”
I know that I tend to gush about certain books on the blog, but this one needs to be gushed about. I have a love/hate relationship with historical romances in general. I can’t stand all the filler when it comes to the ton, what everyone is wearing, etc. Bores me to death. I want a story, with characters, a believable plot, and HEA. Simple right? I know, I’m reaching. Ms. Chase has delivered in spades with Juliana and Brogan’s story. Intrigue, romance, sexy times, and a plot that while it’s been around for a while, Ms. Chase mixes it up for me.
Juliana is smart. Like really smart. Her father made sure that she was educated right along with her brother. It shows in her speech and how she handles herself in situations. Plus, she is no wallflower. Let’s just say she has been around the block and isn’t afraid to let Brogan know. I loved their sexy times together. They are believable and raw. Again, Ms. Chase doesn’t sugarcoat her characters with unicorns and rainbows. She shows you the intensity and emotions during the period. Plus, come on, Brogan is an ex-boxer with the body to prove it. *sigh*
The intrigue and mystery are spot on. I honestly didn’t figure it out until Ms. Chase revealed it. I really enjoyed getting to know the other men in the agency. Trust me, I will be reading the other books. I especially liked how Brogan interacted with his fellow agents. Plus, his own snobbery when it came to the class system. For me, that was especially interesting to listening to his thoughts and emotions about it. It made for great conflict with Juliana.
Overall, I can’t wait to read the other books in this series. I adored Juliana and Brogan. Juliana’s friends were a hoot, too. Can’t wait to see if she goes back to her society meetings. And to see how everything played out with her dad.
About the Author: Alyson Chase lives in Colorado. A former attorney, she happily ditched those suits and now works in her pajamas writing about men’s briefs instead of legal briefs. When she’s not writing, she’s probably engaged in one of her favorite hobbies: napping, eating, or martial arts. (That last one almost makes up for the first two, right?) She also writes humorous, small-town, contemporary romance novels under the name Allyson Charles, and paranormal romances as A. Caprice.
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