GENRE: Historical Romance (Regency)
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Jessamine Goodfellow has spent six
Seasons avoiding the parson’s trap, and spinsterhood is finally within her
grasp. A brilliant scholar, she longs for adventure and new experiences, things
her family frowns upon. Presented with the opportunity to use her
puzzle-solving talent on a secret mission for the Foreign Office, Jess eagerly
accepts, even when it means posing as the wife of a scorchingly attractive
Scotsman who she must also covertly investigate as a possible double agent.
Dougal MacNair, the new Viscount Fallin, has always completed his assignments
for the Foreign Office alone. Now he’s saddled with an overly enthusiastic
amateur partner. She possesses a remarkable intellect, but something about her
isn’t quite right, and after two failed missions, Dougal is certain someone is
working against him. Battling their secret suspicions, Dougal and Jess dive
deep into their cover as a married couple, which arouses temptations they find
irresistible. Danger is all around them, but it’s their hearts that may be the
“Tell me why I’ve hurried back.”
“A mission to the Dorset coast. You leave in a week.”
Dougal frowned. “If I don’t leave for a week, why
am I here now?”
Lucien hesitated the barest moment. “Because you
need time to prepare with your partner.”
Voices in the hall interrupted further
conversation because a moment later, Lucien’s butler announced the arrival of
Lady Pickering and Miss Jessamine Goodfellow. Dougal was very familiar with
Lady Pickering, but the other white woman was unknown to him. Taller than most
ladies, Miss Goodfellow possessed vivid cobalt eyes that assessed him with a
keen curiosity. Indeed, her unabashed attention could only mean one thing—that
she was to be his partner.
Lady Pickering moved her vigilant gaze toward
him. “I’m pleased you could arrive so quickly, Lord Fallin. I do apologize that
you were called away at this time.”
Dougal inclined his head. “I am always eager to
“One of your best qualities.” Lady Pickering
turned slightly toward the young lady. “Jessamine, this is Lord Fallin.” Lady
Pickering then looked to Dougal. “Allow me to present Miss Jessamine
Goodfellow. She will be your wife on this endeavor.”
what?” First, he had a partner, and now he had a wife?
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