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Read online Affair.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Affair As a private investigator employed by marriage minded women Charlotte Arkendale has made a lucrative career out of delving into the lives of prospective grooms But one of her clients has recently been murdered and Charlotte herself has begun to receive threats Now she doesn t know what to make of the stranger who appears on her doorstep to apply for the position of her new man of affairs Baxter St Ives claims to be a respectable gentleman but something about his arresting presence and the unrelenting determination burning in his eyes makes Charlotte wary With the proper man by her side she s certain she can catch her client s murderer But is the enigmatic St Ives Mr Right or Mr Wrong To St Ives masquerading as a man of affairs to find out if Charlotte s a murderer is maddening enough but discovering himself at the mercy of a highly illogical passion for her throws his life into chaos So he decides to conduct an experiment into the risky alchemy of desire But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte the real killer is on the loose in London plotting to part the lovers or see them joined together forever in death by Amanda Quick, Jayne Ann Krentz

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Affair
Title:Affair
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ISBN:0553574078
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Number of Pages:388
Category:Romance, Historical romance, Historical, Mystery, Regency, Historical fiction, Fiction
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i Called supremely addictive by Booklist the Arcane Society novels written under both the Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz names have pulled readers into a saga filled with steamy romance drama and dark intrigue Her newest novel promises to mesmerize as well i br br Leona Hewitt disguised in men s formal evening clothes has secretly made her way into Lord Delbridge s private museum to retrieve a relic stolen from her family years ago But someone else is there in the dimly lit gallery on the same errand a tall black cloaked man whose very voice is enough to put her in a trance br br Thaddeus Ware a mesmerist with psychic energy is accustomed to fearful reactions from others women in particular After all a man who can control the minds and actions of others could rob a lady of her virtue without her ever knowing But Leona shows no trace of hysteria in his presence A force to be reckoned with as both a gifted crystal worker and a woman she exerts a rather hypnotic power over the hypnotist himself And she is determined to keep the coveted crystal they recovered by giving him the slip at a run down London inn br br Thaddeus on assignment for the Arcane Society knows the menace Leona is courting by absconding with the crystal It is a source of remarkable energy and it holds the potential for great destruction Lord Delbridge has already killed two men to acquire it for it is his key to membership in the elite shadowy group known as the Third Circle And with the help of a seductive hunter of preternatural skill dubbed The Midnight Monster by the press Delbridge intends to find her With the stolen crystal in their possession the danger is only beginning, After a year of grand adventures touring the classical ruins of Italy and Greece Iphiginia Bright returned to England to discover that the real excitement was at home It seems that her Aunt Zoe has fallen victim to a sinister blackmailer and only Iphiginia can hope to stop the culprit before he can do more harm Her plan is inspired Imitating history s most legendary beauties Cleopatra Helen of Troy Aphrodite the former schoolmistress will remake herself and descend upon London Society as the dazzling mistress of Marcus Valerius Cloud the infamous Earl of Masters Rumors hint that the Earl has disappeared at the blackmailer s hands and by posing as his unknown mistress Iphiginia is convinced she can ferret out the villain Overnight Iphiginia is transformed into a vision with a host of eager admirers including one she does not expect the Earl of Masters himself who strides into a shimmering ballroom one evening to cooly reclaim his mistress He is everything they say he is arrogant attractive devastatingly seductive and Iphiginia can t help but be enthralled But when Marcus agrees to play along with her charade she doesn t know that the determined earl has plans of his own to tease and tempt her until the beautiful deceiver becomes more than his mistress in name only, With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heels in love Sensitive intelligent and high minded her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man But Simon Augustus Traherne the mysterious Earl of Blade is not all that he seems br br Driven by dark smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul Blade has all of London cowering at his feet but not Emily never Emily For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms she knows the real reason for his amorous suit And she knows that she must reach the heart of this golden eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever known, Financially straitened and on the path to spinsterhood Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote ramshackle Arcane House would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment She was there to photograph the artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization founded two centuries earlier by an alchemist And the alchemist s descendant her employer Gabriel Jones has the eyes of a sorcerer br br But despite Venetia s intent to seduce Mr Jones and move on she is shattered upon her return home to read in the press of his violent demise Using the sizable fee Mr Jones paid her Venetia establishes a new life opening a gallery in London Of course posing as a respectable widow makes it easier to do business so in a private tribute to her lost only lover she assumes the identity of Mrs Jones br br Her romantic whim however will cause unexpected trouble For one thing Mr Jones is about to stride living and breathing back into Venetia s life And the two share more than a passionate memory indeed they are bonded by a highly unusual sort of vision one that goes far beyond Venetia s abilities as a photographer They also share a terrible threat for someone has stolen a centuries old notebook from Arcane House that contains a formula believed to enhance psychic powers of the kind Gabriel and Venetia possess And the thief wants to know more even if he must kill the keeper of the Arcane Society s treasures or the photographer who catalogued them to obtain such knowledge