The Rescue

Publisher: Bantam
He was the last man she'd ever expect to come to...

From the bestselling author of The Engagement comes a deliciously entertaining tale of a refined lady and a reformed thief drawn into a whirlwind of danger and desire....

A lady who knows too much...

There's nothing like witnessing a murder to shake up one's life. That's what Miss Primrose Victoria Dane discovers when she accidentally stumbles upon the scene of a deadly crime. Suddenly the well-bred spinster is on the run, hiding from a killer in the most notorious back alleys of east London--and finding to her surprise that she is more than up for the adventure...until she gets caught by a ruthless stranger with a wicked smile....

A rogue with a lot to learn...

Black-clad, black-haired, black-hearted Nightshade. Once he was a master thief who ruled the London netherworld, executing daring daylight robberies, slipping into glittering ballrooms to relieve the ton of its jewels. Yet now Nightshade has gone respectable...and only a favor to a friend has brought him back to his old haunts--and his old ways. Tracking down a lost spinster seems an easy task. But Nightshade isn't prepared for the irresistible innocence of Miss Primrose Dane, a beautiful waif with a spirit that could win his heart--and a secret that could get him killed.


From the Paperback edition.

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"Oh, you are an infamous creature to bait me so!"

Manners in mind, Luke got up when Miss Dane did, and stooped when she did--and hit her head with his.  A spike of pain sent him bouncing back to land on his heels, swearing.  He heard Miss Dane cry out.  Still swearing, Luke...
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"An author with star quality...Spectacularly talented."
--Romantic Times


From the Paperback edition.