tear down their defenses and learn to trust their hearts.
Sophie Atherton knows a liar when she sees one. Perhaps because she’s so skilled at deception herself. Searching for clues to a string of mysterious deaths, the secret operative for the Crown has connived her way into a phony medium’s confidence. When a dashing archaeologist seeks out the charlatan’s services, Sophie suspects he’s after more than a long-lost heirloom. Their electric attraction storms her defenses, but loving the rakish scholar would threaten her investigation and the life she’s crafted.
Gavin Stanwyck is a man on a mission. Masquerading as a treasure hunter to trap the spiritualist, he’s drawn to the medium’s enigmatic assistant. As treacherous forces close in, passion awakens his hardened heart—he’ll protect Sophie at all costs, but he cannot give her his love. Uniting to survive a sinister plot, they must tear down their defenses and learn to trust their hearts.
and Amazon.com best-selling author Tara Kingston writes historical
romance laced with intrigue, danger, and adventures of the heart. A Southern
belle-out-of-water in a quaint Pennsylvania town, she lives with her real-life
hero and a pair of deceptively innocent-looking cats in a cozy Victorian. A
former librarian whose love of reading is evident in her popping-at-the-seams
bookcases, she’s thankful for the invention of digital books, thereby
eliminating the need for yet another set of shelves. When she’s not writing,
reading, or burning dinner, Tara enjoys movie nights, cycling, hiking, DIY
projects, and cheering on her favorite football team.