Charlotte Parnell spent the last 5 years working as an unofficial agent of the crown alongside her brother, an official one. Now however they have returned home to England and her brother wants her to become a proper English lady and leave all the danger and impropriety (according to him) and thrill and exitement (according to her) to him.
Charlotte has no intention of settling for a boring married life. She intends to finish the mission her brother is working on, by herself, and claim recognition as an agent in her own right.
During one of her escapades, she is inadvertantly engaged to Alistair, Viscount Moncreiffe. Both Alistair and Charlotte see the engagement as a temporary blessing. Charlotte wants freedom to pursue her dream, and Alistair wants freedom from marriage traps. Alistair winds up being very helpful to Charlotte and her mission, but regardless of the intimacy growing between them, she refuses to see him as an equal partner.
I liked both the hero and heroine. Alistair is patient, but not a doormat, and Charlotte realises her mistakes and learns from them.
The Naked Truth....
Alistair, Viscount Mocreiffe, must confess: He is thoroughly bored with the proper ladies of the ton. The rogue longs for adventous beausty who will make his world more...interesting. So Alistair is delighted when fiery, fearless Charlotte Parnell literally drops into his arms - and he is quick to tender a marriage proposal when they are discovered in this scandalous position.
Better a spy than a bride....
Charlotte wishes to continue spying for the crown alongside her brother, who thinks she should marriy instead. Now she is determined to solve the most important and dangerous case before he does. But a misstep on a London rooftop has landed her in Viscount Moncreiffe's embrace - and she is intrigued by the handsoe rakes offer of matrimony. With a fiance by her side, she'll arouse fewer suspcions - and she end the emgagement once her mission is completed, But will AListair's disarming passion inspire Charlotte to uncover the most astonishing secret of all: thr love hidden deep in her heart?