Since working as a companion/slave to the tyrant Lady
Lettice, Emma Chegwidden has lost her self-respect. She
quivers at Lady Lettice's threats of dismissal when Emma's
task proves unsatisfactory. Emma cannot conceive her future
tossed out in a foreign country with no money. This is the
state of her dismal life, until the mysterious masked
Reaper lands in her bedroom. He is evading the prince's men
who are searching for him. Emma has heard of the Reaper who
rides through the countryside proclaiming the true king
will return and overthrow the cruel prince. After helping
the Reaper, Emma becomes involved in the political
intrigue. One small act begets other acts, until Emma is in
the middle of a dangerous plot. The timid mouse transforms
into an Amazon.
Michael Durant, heir to the Duke of Nevitt, has resided in
the prince's dungeon for two years. Unable to obtain the
information he wants, Prince Sandre places him under house
arrest using him as bait to capture the rebels. Once
Michael loved adventure and women, but torture and
imprisonment have changed him into a man seeking revenge.
Who would have believed that a poor downtrodden lady's
companion would alter his course? Michael sees an
intelligent caring woman who holds the promise of healing
his troubled soul.
Emma seeks warmth and safety in Michael's arms, but she is
on a perilous path. Passion and love cloud her judgment and
her mistake places Michael in mortal danger.
To the joy of historical romance readers, Ms. Dodd returns
to deliver an excellent tale. Her superior storytelling
excels in her new series. The excitement and suspense mount
as characters overcome their personal fears and perform
unimaginable courageous acts. Their honor and bravery
prevail over revenge as they seek justice. It is a winning
combination of passionate romance and adventure. I hope Ms.
Dodd continues writing her other genres, especially
romantic suspense, my favorite.
A return to historical romance from the New York
Times bestselling superstar
companion Emma Chegwidden avoids defying society's
rules-until she runs right into the arms of the seductive
Reaper...a mystery man whose goal is justice. Or is it
vengeance? Only one thing is certain: he's far too dangerous
for the demure Emma. But some challenges are too tempting to