From the cover: They were natural enemies-traitor's daughter and zealous patriot-yet the moment he saw Cassandra Merlin at her father's graveside, Riordan knew he would never be free of her. She was the key to stopping a heinous plot against the King's life, yet he sensed she had her own secret reasons for aiding his cause.
Her reputation was in shreds, yet he found himself believing she was a woman wronged. Her mission was to seduce another man, yet he burned to take her luscious body for himself. She was a ravishing temptress, a woman of mystery, yet he had no choice but to gamble his heart.
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They are natural enemies--traitor's daughter and zealous patriot--yet the moment he sees Cassandra Merlin at her father's graveside, Riordan knows he will never be free of her. She is the key to stopping a heinous plot against the king's life, yet he senses she has her own secret reasons for aiding his cause.
Cassandra Merlin has an unsavory reputation, no money, no "connections," and no family to speak of, save an estranged father who has been accused of treason against his country. Needless to say, her prospects for a happy, comfortable future are, predictably, dim. Such are the circumstances that lead Cassandra to agree to become a spy. Riordan, a man of wealth and station, is Cassandra's "contact" in this spy game, and, of course, believes the worst of her in the beginning, which makes for a somewhat antagonistic relationship between the two, though a growing passion looms beneath the surface.
Cassandra and Riordan take on spy personas of unscrupulous jades, which serves to compound the sexual tension between them