Second book in Doyle's "Brazen" triology. "Napoleon lusted for her fortune while Paris swooned at her feet. Adelaide de Chevenoy, claimant to the de Chevenoy fortune, captivated jaded Parisians with her fresh beauty and mysterious past. No one suspected that the newly returned heiress was really Lily D'Artiers Copeland, Adelaide's dazzling double, sent by the British government to retrieve a cache of priceless journals."
The hero in this story is Webb Dryden, another British spy, and he knew Lily from her childhood when she was a gangly youth following him around. She has turned into a beauty who touches his heart and haunts his dreams.......
This book is wildly adventurous, stirring and sensual, this novel will keep you turning the pages all night. It is a story of a vibrant and delightfully inventive and spirited heroine who is bold, brazen and passionate.
Lily D'Artiers was an awkward 15-year-old when 23-year-old Webb Dryden broke her heart. Now, at the age of 20, she's a graceful, beautiful widow, but she never forgave Webb for his inept handling of her schoolgirl crush. Webb, who's spent the intervening years as a British spy, has recently been slightly wounded while escaping from Bonaparte's Tuileries guards. When he learns that an emergency in France requires that he accompany a female spy posing as a French heiress, Webb willingly accepts the assignment. In an odd twist of fate, the substitute for the heiress turns out to be Lily. None to happy about the prospect of working with Webb, Lily conceals herself under black widow's clothing and sallow face powder, and pretends to be silly, absentminded, and clumsy. Despite her apparent ineptitude and his frustration with her fumbling, Webb finds himself oddly attracted to Lily. And when she finally emerges from her disguise, he's not only stunned--he's consumed with lust. Sensing his feelings for her--and fighting her own reignited desire--Lily is determined not to give in to the handsome spy. But when the two are catapulted into dangerous circumstances that bring them ever closer together, how long will they be able to deny the love that they both long for? Get ready for excellent adventure, dangerous escapes, steamy sensuality, and a surprise ending in this choice historical from a talented author. --Lois Faye Dyer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.