The Black Rose Author:CHRISTINA SKYE It is 1810, and the talk of the Channel Coast is the notorious smuggler, the Romney Fox. Time and again the Fox has eluded the authorities, leaving behind his calling card, a single black rose. — The pursuers have no idea that Tess Leighton, a russet-haired, emerald-eyed temptress, is masquerading as the Fox. Desperate to pay off her late father'... more »s gambling debts and save her beloved family estate, Tess plans a few last smuggling runs before settling down as a fine lady.
But now, the Royal Admirality has branded the Fox a traitor, in league with Napoleon. Sent to destroy the renegade is fiercely handsome, decorated war hero Dane St. Pierre, Viscount Ravenhurst.
Dane has a secret reason for returning to Dover...a desire to wreak vengeance on Tess. Once she had set his heart aflame as no other woman could. It has been five years since he found her in the arms of another, yet still she haunts his fevered dreams.
Tess, suppressing her yearnings for Dane's touch, wants nothing to do with this once charming, now cynical man who has come back into her life.
Explosively at odds yet bound by a tender torment of remembered passion, Tess and Dane are plunged into danger beyond imagining, a desire beyond restraining...into the dark, rapurous secrets of The Black Rose...« less