Dashiel Matthews, Viscount Carrington, is brilliant at
solving puzzles. An asset in his work with the Young
Corinthians, he has learned to hide his wits behind an
amiable facade. Dash has a photographic memory and never
forgets anything he reads.
He and some friends band together outside their work with
the Young Corinthians to solve the murder of a woman they
all loved over 20 years ago. Lady Afton was brutally
murdered and her death has impacted her daughter and 4 young
Now, they have resolved to reopen the investigation into
Lady Afton's death. Just when he most needs his wits about
him, Dash has to deal with the arrival of Miss Elena Barnes.
Miss Barnes is a beautiful young woman who isn't afraid to
use her brain. Her season was a disaster and she remains at
home with her father. When Dash's father dies, he leaves his
entire library of rare books to Mr. Barnes, an old friend.
Elena travels to London to catalog and pack the books for
her father, since his gout is so painful.
She doesn't expect to be attracted to Dash and to be
chaperoned by his aunt, who is determined to find Elena a
husband. At first, Elena is put off by Dash's game of stupid
amiability. As she grows to know more about him, she finds
herself attracted and intrigued.
Together, Elena and Dash will seek the identity of the
killer known as the Bishop. The danger will draw them
together in ways that they don't expect.
The third in the series, Ms. Sloan has done a good job with
drawing the reader into the life of the Young Corinthians.
With likable characters and a well-plotted story, it was
hard to put this down. While the identity of the Bishop is
exposed, the reader will learn that the conspiracy goes
deeper than anyone expected.
Desire, danger, intrigue, and steamy seduction unite a
sexy spymaster and an intrepid bluestocking as Stefanie
Sloane’s luscious new series continues.
Possessed of a brilliant mind and a love for puzzles,
Dashiell Matthews, Viscount Carrington, is a crucial member
of the elite Young Corinthians spy league. Assuming the
façade of an addle-brained Adonis, he hunts for a notorious
London murderer known as the Bishop. When fate causes him to
cross paths with Miss Elena Barnes, Dash discovers an enigma
that will prove delightfully intoxicating to unravel: a
voluptuous beauty as intelligent as she is fearless.
Only the lure of a collection of rare books bequeathed to
her family by Dash’s late father could tempt Elena from her
cozy rural life to the crush and vanity of London. But if
Elena finds his lordship to be the most impossibly beautiful
man she’s ever seen, he also seems to be the stupidest.
Which made her body’s shameless response to his masterful
seduction all the more unfathomable. Yet when she discovers
Dash’s mission to track the dangerous Bishop, she willingly
risks everything—her trust, her heart, her very life—to join