The Black Rose Author:Christina Skye It is 1810, and the talk of the Channel Coast is the notoriuous smuggler, the Romney Fox. Time and again the Fox has eluded the authorities, leaving behind his calling card, a single black rose. — The pursurers have no idea that Tess Leighton, a russet-haired emerald-eyed tempress, is masquerading as the Fox. Desperate to pay off her late fathe... more »r's gambling debts and save her beloved family estate, Tess plans a few last smuggling runs before settling down as a find lady.
But now, the Royal Admirality has branded the Fox a traitor, in league with Napoleon. Sent to destroy the renegade is friercely handsome, decorated war heros Dane St. Pierre, Viscount Ravenhurst.
Dane has a secret reason for returning to Dover...a desire to wreak vengenace on Tess. Once she has 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 dreams. Tess, suppressing her yearning for Dan's touch, wants nothing to do with this once charming, now cynical man who has come back inot her life. Explosively at odds yet bound by a tender torment of remembering passion, Tess and Dane are plunged inot danger beyond imagining, a desire beyone restraining.. into the dark, rapturous secrets of The Black Rose...« less