A daring beauty will risk everything for love in this thrilling romance in Joanna Bourne's Spymaster series.
Raised as a poor but cunning pickpocket, Jess Whitby may have grown into a wealthy young woman, but now she must rely once again on her guile. Her father’s been wrongly accused of selling secrets to Napoleon, and he’s going to hang—unless Jess finds the real traitor in the London underworld. She never dreamed her search would begin by waking up naked in the bed of a rude merchant captain. Or how little she’d mind…
When Captain Sebastian Kennett averts a kidnapping on the London docks, he takes the headstrong would-be victim home. He’s infatuated with her courageous spirit. She’s enthralled by his commanding strength and the sexy spark in his eyes. Then she discovers something else about the spellbinding seaman: He could be the traitor she’s hunting, the man whose next move could determine her father’s fate—and her future as well.
About the Author
Joanna Bourne is the award-winning author of Rogue Spy, The Black Hawk, The Forbidden Rose, My Lord and Spymaster, and The Spymaster's Lady. She has always loved reading and writing romance. She's drawn to Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and Regency England because, as she puts it, "It was a time of love and sacrifice, daring deeds, clashing ideals, and really cool clothing." She's lived in seven different countries, including England and France, the settings of the Spymaster series . Joanna lives on a mountaintop in the Appalachians with her family, a peculiar cat, and an old brown country dog.
Praise for Joanna Bourne and My Lord and Spymaster "Joanna Bourne's voice is distinct, fresh, and engaging."--Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author
"Bourne is a magnificent writer. If she were a chef, you'd eat slowly to enjoy each bite. With her books, you savor every word."--Salon.com
"A very, very good historical romance featuring complex and flawed characters far out of the typical wallpaper mode...Bourne is an undeniably powerful new voice in historical romance."--All About Romance
"Ms. Bourne proves to be an excellent storyteller. [Jess is] one of the most complex and interesting heroines I've seen in a long time."--Fresh Fiction
"A fantastically clever tale with twists and turns aplenty. The setting and characters will have you quickly entrenched in the time period, and the witty dialogue and steaming sexual tension will keep you happily wrapped in Ms. Bourne's world."--Romance Junkies
"This tale drenches itself in sexual tension so taut that there are times you can hardly catch your breath...Steeped in rich historical atmosphere and superbly written."--Romance Reader at Heart
"Another notch in Joanna Bourne's belt for a job well done. No, not just well--but excellently well."--Romance Reviews Today
Series: Berkley Sensation
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st July 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.16
Weight (kg): 0.17