Hope you enjoy this week's work-in-progress snippet. Check out the blurb for this manuscript at the bottom of the post. Thanks!
During that brief moment when their eyes locked, a strange bolt of warmth surged through Rupert's chest. He relished the singular power Alexandra possessed to penetrate the exterior walls of his heart, but her arrows were piercing deep and were tipped with a potent elixir. His hearty self-confidence blocked any fears he might have entertained that she could invade the fortress around his private world. Many years had come and gone since his heart had strayed beyond his control, and the pleasurable encroachment of a country miss and her green-jeweled eyes into his inner sanctum was not going to beguile it away from him now or ever.
My second Regency is mainly in the hero’s point-of-view. Lord Rupert is the rakish son of the Marquess of Lansdowne. His covert escapades to ferret out a ring of aristocratic criminals requires that he disappear into the British countryside for a short time under a false identity. Here he meets Alexandra Dancy, a country miss whose family hides its aristocratic origins because they must guard a dark secret. How can the two overcome the prejudices and hidden identities that divide them? Sorry, you will just have to wait and read it to learn the answer.
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