By Amanda Quick
"Once back, the incomparable fast has whipped up a tasty Regency Romance"(Booklist)—about an ice-cold company contract that becomes anything way more heated.
Read Online or Download The Paid Companion PDF
Best Historical Romance books
An skilled thief, Wynthrope Ryland isn't any stranger to attractive women—or to relieving them in their such a lot valued possessions. yet this lifetime of crime isn't one he selected for himself, and simply whilst he thinks he has placed that global at the back of him, he's compelled to come, to guard the profession and relatives of his brother, North.
The good-looking duke whom Victoria married is extra deliciously fascinating than the cold-hearted rogue she was once engaged to . . . How might he most likely be an analogous guy?
He is at her provider . . . even though she cannot manage to pay for the coal to warmth her drafty Mayfair mansion, Felicity Langley nonetheless clings to her dream of marrying a duke—one she's had when you consider that her first actual curtsy. in the end, she's been promised to the very lofty Duke of Hollindrake for the final 4 years. Now all she has to do is meet him.
Unique e-book: 1994
Since formative years, Rosie's existence has been the stage—passing herself off as a boy taking part in women's roles within the a bit of disreputable theatrical troupe of actor Danny Plympton, Rosie's adoptive father. but if unanticipated risk confronts them, they have to flee London, taking shelter on the property of Sir Anthony Rycliffe. A good-looking, devil-may-care rakehell, Tony quick sees via Rosie's disguise.
But a lush, womanly shape and eminently kissable lips will not be the ravishing younger beauty's merely secrets—and the burning charm Tony feels for her doesn't decrease the peril she has delivered to his doorstep. The speeding rogue is set to strip the impossible to resist girl of her mysteries—and her masculine garb—using all of his fabled seductive powers. in any case, Tony has a name to uphold, as . . .
Extra resources for The Paid Companion
Arthur glanced on the glowing blade. “Kindly preserve that hid until it turns into completely essential to hire it. ” “Whatever you assert, sir. ” Hitchins obligingly slipped the knife into its hidden sheath. “Ibbitts’s accommodations are upstairs on the again. ” Arthur led the best way right into a dingy entrance corridor. No crack of sunshine confirmed below the door of the only ground-floor room. “A couple of tavern women reside there,” Hitchins defined. “Saw them depart numerous hours in the past. They won’t be again until eventually close to sunrise, like as now not. ” Arthur nodded and went quickly up the stairs. Hitchins shut in the back of with the lantern. the quick upstairs corridor lay shrouded in severe darkness. Hitchins raised the lantern. The vulnerable yellow glare fell upon a closed door. Arthur crossed the corridor, made a fist and knocked sharply. there has been no reaction. He attempted the knob. It grew to become simply in his hand. Too simply. He knew then that Elenora’s apprehension were well-warranted. there has been anything very fallacious right here. He opened the door. The stench of spilled blood, burnt powder and loss of life wafted out of the darkness. “Bloody hell,” Hitchins whispered. Arthur took the lantern from him and held it larger. The flaring gentle fell around the physique at the flooring. A section of Ibbitts’s face were destroyed, yet there has been good enough left to substantiate his id. The blood at the entrance of his blouse made it transparent that he have been shot two times. “Whoever the villain used to be, he desired to ensure of his work,” Arthur stated quietly. “Aye, that he did. ” Hitchins glanced round the small house. “Looks like there has been somewhat a fight. ” Arthur studied the overturned chair. “Yes. ” He walked towards the physique. the sunshine glared at the blade of a knife that lay close to Ibbitts’s outflung arm. “He attempted to safeguard himself. ” “No blood on his blade. ” Hitchins made a tut-tutting sound. “He neglected his aim, negative bastard. Didn’t even nick the villain. ” Arthur crouched to take a better examine the knife. As Hitchins had famous, there has been no hint of blood. a number of lengthy, black threads have been stuck on the finish the place the blade used to be hooked up to the hilt. “Looks like he snagged the killer’s coat. ” He straightened, an edgy dread tightening his innards. He considered Elenora ready downstairs within the carriage and became instantly towards the door. “Come, Hitchins, we has to be off. we will manage for the professionals to be notified anonymously approximately this dying. no matter what occurs, i don't wish pass over Lodge’s identify concerned. Is that understood? ” “Aye, m’lord. ” Hitchins him out the door. “Set your brain comfortable, sir. I’ve acquired an excessive amount of appreciate for leave out inn to determine her stricken by any means. She’s been via sufficient. ” The admiration in Hitchins’s voice used to be real. Arthur used to be yes that the Runner can be depended on during this affair. He went quick down the steps, cursing himself with each one step. He have been a idiot to permit Elenora persuade him to carry her alongside. It used to be something for her to hazard being noticeable with him in a less-than-pristine a part of city. The worst which may end result used to be somewhat scandalized speak that may do no nice damage.