By Sabrina Jeffries
The second one gleaming e-book within the New York occasions bestselling Duke’s males ancient romance sequence, that includes the Duke’s cousin and a talented woman jeweler who needs to get to the bottom of a secret ten years within the making.
USA at the present time BESTSELLING writer SABRINA JEFFRIES SHINES BRIGHTLY WITH THIS ultimate NEW sequence!
They are the Duke’s Men: an investigative enterprise born from family members delight and impossible to resist ardour, risking their lives—and occasionally their hearts—as they resolve surprising deceptions and scandalous transgressions!
Victor Cale by no means imagined that his candy, shy bride, Isabella, could use her expertise for growing beautiful imitation jewels in a legal manner. yet there’s no denying that Isa’s handiwork was once utilized in the brazen heist of the Dutch royal family’s diamonds—after she disappeared into the evening.
Ten years later, nonetheless reeling from her betrayal and enraged that her duplicitous aspect was once so undetectable, Victor is shipped to Edinburgh to enquire a filthy rich baron’s mysterious brideto- be. uncomplicated enough—until the “fiancée” proves to be Isa, masquerading as an pleasing younger widow.
No longer the meek and gentle lady he as soon as knew, the daring lady vehemently asserts that it used to be Victor who deserted her after he helped thieve the royal diamonds! Piecing jointly the reality of the prior reawakens their risky ardour, which burns warmer than ever. yet with a decade of secrets and techniques among them, Victor and Isa needs to belief one another that allows you to carry the true thieves to justice—without getting burned themselves.
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Cale? ” She blinked. “Why do you assert that? ” “I’m no idiot, Mrs. Franke. Any guy with eyes can inform that the 2 of you've known one another earlier than. i might even enterprise to bet that you've recognized one another rather well. ” The surprising clamoring in Isa’s chest made it demanding for her to respire. She must have learned that Mr. Gordon may begin to ask yourself approximately Victor’s curiosity in her. maybe it used to be time she published the reality. He deserved to listen to it, specifically whilst a lot used to be at stake. And she’d favor that he heard it from her. Then he may possibly arrange himself for no matter what results got here of Victor’s thirst for vengeance, if she couldn’t persuade her husband to be careful. “There’s anything i have to inform you,” she acknowledged softly. “Years in the past, I lied to you once we first met in Paris. ” She drew a steadying breath and ready herself for his surprise. “My identify isn't Sofie Franke. It’s Isabella Cale. Victor Cale is my husband. ” ♦ ♦ ♦ IT used to be earlier 6 P. M. by the point Isa closed up the store, lengthy after Mr. Gordon had left. He’d been unusually figuring out of her state of affairs. She’d informed him everything—even all the way down to informing him of her family’s crime. He hadn’t appeared as stunned as she’d anticipated. Victor’s bizarre questions had partially been accountable for that, yet unbeknownst to her, Mr. Gordon had additionally had suspicions of his personal, born of her insistence on conserving her lifestyles so inner most. Having labored within the diamond undefined, he knew what number unscrupulous characters have been in the market. He acknowledged that he additionally knew she wasn’t certainly one of them. Tears sprang to her eyes. He used to be so stable to her, and she’d been so fortunate. It humbled her that he may take her previous in stride. And that he believed her while she stated she’d had not anything to do with the robbery. He’d been no aid, in spite of the fact that, in advising her what to do approximately Victor. He observed her part, yet he additionally observed Victor’s aspect of the matter. the reality was once, so did she. And the extra she used to be close to Victor, the extra she sought after what they’d as soon as had. yet her lifestyles used to be fullyyt varied now. and he or she didn’t even be aware of what his existence used to be like. She locked the door, then jumped as a guy stepped from the shadows. “Rupert! ” she cried. “You approximately gave me center failure. What are you doing right here? ” “We have a problem,” he stated in a doleful voice. “What kind of challenge? ” He as she walked towards the livery that boarded her horse in the course of the day. “Mr. Cale isn’t relatively my cousin. ” as though that have been any nice shock. “He wasn’t in Debrett’s? ” “Yes. No. I suggest, he was once in an addendum that used to be shoved into the replica of Debrett’s. however it used to be now not for my kinfolk. It used to be for the Duke of Lyons. It seems that Mr. Cale is the duke’s first cousin as soon as got rid of. ” Her center stumbled. How may well that be? And why hadn’t Victor simply acknowledged that? “Is he fairly? ” she controlled. “It will get worse. ” “I can’t think how. ” “When I observed the directory for the duke, I remembered the place I’d obvious Mr. Cale’s name—in a newspaper article a few months in the past, approximately him and the duke. The minute I remembered that, I had the librarian aid me locate the item.