By Linda Needham
The exiled Princess Caroline has really the hindrance. in the course of a chic ball given in her honor, she is stalked right into a moonlit hedge-maze by way of a toweringly good-looking guy who then spirits her off to his so-called gentleman's membership. Then he informs her that not just is her lifestyles at risk from an unknown murderer, yet that he is there to guard her, no matter if she approves or no longer! A undercover agent for the international workplace, Andrew Chase, the speeding earl of Wexford, detests enjoying nanny to boastful royals. however the brazen and gorgeous Princess Caroline takes his breath away, and the extra he learns approximately this awesome woman, the extra she enchants him. but to save lots of her existence, Drew needs to show a stunning mystery that may ship Caroline's global spinning uncontrolled ... and probability wasting his lady's love endlessly.
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Best that you leave now, Palmerston,” Wexford said from far above her head, and far too near. ” Insulted at being talked about as though she wasn’t in the room, Caro shot a glance up at the man, but could only see the underside of his chiseled chin. ” Palmerston nodded as he clapped his hat onto his head. “Do be careful, Drew. ” But the traitorous minister only shook his head at her and then left with the decisive closing of the door. ” Caro was still staring at the door when she found herself being carried deeper into the dimly lit room and then dropped into a huge, overstuffed chair in front of the marble ﬁreplace.
Come, my carriage is just outside. ” “That won’t be necessary, Lord Wexford,” she said with a sniff and a regal toss of her bejeweled head as Drew reached out with her cloak in his hands. ” With a twinkle of triumph in her eyes, the princess turned her long, straight back to him and proffered her lovely, white shoulders for him to drape with her cloak. Which he would have done but the perfect slope of her neck and nape struck the breath from him, itched at his ﬁngers, tempted him to slide them along her skin, to taste the forbidden.
I don’t know who. I don’t know why. But it’s my job to ﬁnd out. Until I do and you’re completely out of danger you’ll have to remain in seclusion—” “What did you just say? ” Drew had expected that very reaction from the princess—her eyes ﬂashing out a blue-ﬂamed warning, her ﬁne shoulders straight, her royal chin raised at him as though a ﬁnely crafted weapon. A magniﬁcent bundle of outrage. “Yes, Princess,” he said, trying to moderate the moment. “You’ll be locked up safely behind impregnable doors until—” The woman laughed, a broad, unexpected sound.