Lady in Black Author:Christina Dodd A straitlaced lady-butler, A powerful billionaire, And kidnapping, conflict, and steamy sex in the shower. New York Times best seller Christina Dodd brings you her classic romantic suspense full-length novel . . . Margaret Guarneri had found sanctuary managing the home of a rich, elderly man ... until the day he received a threat of kidnapping.... more » Enter Reid Donovan, dynamic, wealthy in his own right, and suspicious of the gorgeous young widow who so diligently cares for his grandfather. Distrust, extortion, and the shadows of the past drive Reid and Margaret apart. Wild, uninhibited passion brings them together. They must learn to trust each other before they can vanquish a killer...and in the process, they discover a passion more powerful than anything either of them could imagine. But has love come too late for the handsome billionaire and his lady in black? LADY IN BLACK is a full-length novel of 70,000 words/300 pages. Readers of Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz will enjoy LADY IN BLACK.Enjoy an excerpt of LADY IN BLACK: Romantic Suspense! "Are those karate exercises?" Reid asked.
His casual tone didn't fool Margaret. "A little judo, a little aikido, a little karate. My martial arts master teaches me whatever he thinks I can handle."
"What do you do it for?"
"Sir, I'm a butler for your grandfather. He is a very wealthy man. It behooves me to be able to protect your grandfather -- and myself -- should the situation arise." She was patient. Deliberate. Irritated.
Reid shrugged out of his shirt and hung it on the stationary bicycle. "What would you do if you found a greedy anarchist prowling around?"
The thought made her tense. Reid made her tense. "He'd better be a superior fighter."
"Isn't that likely?" Reid's belt swooshed out of his belt loops.
Margaret suddenly remembered that she was here to train. One fist against her chest, one fist outstretched, she switched hands in a lunging punch. Left, right, left, right: ignore, the man, without, the clothes. "Only too likely. That's why I practice."
"Do you fight in your classes?" He clenched one fist, watching as the cords of his wrists tightened. "Bouts with your classmates? Your teacher?"
"Of course." The rasp of his zipper echoed loudly in the room.
Okay. Enough was enough. Margaret snapped, "What are you doing?"
"I have a little martial arts training. I wouldn't mind a bout." He flung his pants after his other apparel and stood in his shorts and socks.
Most men would look stupid.
Reid looked like the man she wanted standing in her bedroom.For the best in cool suspense and hot romance, buy LADY IN BLACK!LADY IN BLACK is a full-length romantic suspense novel by New York Times bestseller Christina Dodd, and has been professionally edited by Amber House Books and Teresa Medeiros. « less