From Publishers Weekly
Light Regency romance meets a little bit of mystery in this charming if rather implausible tale of Eliza Martin, a practical, intelligent spinster heiress who longs to retire solo to the country but is pressured by her uncle to continue meeting with fortune-hunting suitors. Suspicious that recent mishaps are attempts on her life, she hires attractive thief-taker Jasper Bond to pose as an additional suitor in order to investigate the men around her, unaware of his secret connections to her social circle and his desire to seduce her himself. The plot is mostly put aside to focus on eager public flirtations, private erotic discoveries, and developing true love. Romance readers who like their virgins self-confident and their heroes experienced but not jaded will enjoy Eliza and Jasper's dynamic, and the period feel never falters even when things get steamy. (Feb.)
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Jasper Bond is just too handsome for the job. At least that is what wealthy heiress Eliza Martin initially believes when she interviews the London thief-taker. Eliza needs a man, someone who, while acting as her suitor, can investigate a series of suspicious �accidents� that have recently been plaguing her. Unfortunately, no one in society would ever believe a man as sinfully sexy as Jasper could ever want to marry a bluestocking spinster like Eliza, unless for her money. But Jasper isn�t about to take no for an answer. After all, he has a reputation for client satisfaction, which means he must find a way to convince Eliza that he really is the right man for the job. When it comes to brewing up scorchingly hot sexual chemistry, Day has few literary rivals, and her latest, impeccably crafted Regency historical is a flawless blend of captivating characters, clever plotting, and searing sensuality. --John Charles
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