By Liz Carlyle
Passion and secrets and techniques simmer at the back of the dependent façade of Victorian London in A Bride through Moonlight, one other deliciously fascinating romance by way of Liz Carlyle that includes the damaging males of the mysterious St. James Society.
Faced with homicide fees, Lisette Colburne by no means imagined aligning herself with Scotland Yard—not with the scandalous existence she’s led. but if Commissioner Royden Napier proposes—that in alternate for her freedom—she faux to be his spouse so he can get to the bottom of a brutal secret, she consents. What neither counts on is their hot, indisputable attraction.
Sexy and action-packed, Liz Carlyle’s A Bride by way of Moonlight is a gorgeous love tale set in Victorian excessive society with compelling characters and stylish, emotional prose that may entice readers of historic romance.
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