""Are you a spy Drummond?" as she put her hands on his chest to push him away."
When I see a new book by Karen Ranney, I automatically know it will be a great story. I have read everything by her and have bookmarked almost every one as a to be read again. She expertly combines her historical knowledge with an emotional tale that is compelling and powerful in this heartfelt romance.
The heroine, widow Suzanne Whitcomb, Duchess of Marsley seems to be going through the motions of life, her past sorrow is so deep since the loss of her son she walks around like a ghost. Adam Drummond has come to Marsley House, her home, disguised as a majordomo to find proof her deceased husband was a traitor to his country. Adam cannot figure out why Suzanne is still grieving after two years that her rotten husband has passed. But he starts to find out the depths of her grief due to the loss of her son and feels a protectiveness of her. As the two start spending time together, there is a almost magical attraction. I couldn't put this book down once I started and am still thinking about it long after I turned the last page. I cannot wait for more in this series!!!
From New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Ranney comes the first book in a royally romantic and deeply emotional new series about taking risks and allowing the power to love satisfy the questions of the heart . . .
Undercover as a majordomo, spy Adam Drummond has infiltrated Marsley House with one purpose only—to plunder its mysteries and gather proof that the late Duke of Marsley was an unforgivable traitor to his country. At the same time, Adam is drawn to a more beguiling puzzle: the young and still-grieving duchess—a beauty with impenetrable secrets of her own. For Drummond, uncovering them without exposing his masquerade will require the most challenging and tender moves of his career.
That a servant can arouse such passion in her is too shocking for Suzanne Whitcomb, Duchess of Marsley, to consider. Yet nothing quickens her pulse like Drummond’s touch. It’s been two years since the duke lost his life in a tragic accident—and even longer since she’s been treated like a woman. But when Drummond’s real mission is revealed, and the truth behind Suzanne’s grief comes to light, every secret conspired to tear them apart is nothing compared to the love that can hold them together.