Miss Bethany Whitcombe was most pleased to see a brightly painted wagon rattling up the country road to Whitcombe Hall. Sifting through a tray of tempting wares would be a pleasant diversion-especially with everyone on the shores of Kent waiting anxiously to see if Napoleon would send his soldiers upon the next wave. But it was no ordinary peddler who met her eye with a cool, blue gaze, then came to her aid when smugglers attacked. And now that her grateful father had welcomed her injured rescuer as an honored guest, Bethany would have a chance to discover why the handsome stranger intrigued her so.
A GENTLEMAN'S SECRET Eric Pennington's mission-to find a smuggler's ring reputed to be in league with Bonaparte-was far from easy. But the wrenched shoulder he'd suffered while playing the hero would make it damned near impossible. He needed an unwitting accomplice, and instinct told him to look no further than Lord Whitcombe's lovely daughter. The enchanting Miss Bethany would make an excellent courier.. .if he could manage to keep her insightful mind and keen wit from discerning his secret. And if he could withstand the ungentlemanly urge to uncover hers!