By Nora Roberts
A unique of peril and keenness from number one ny instances bestselling writer Nora Roberts.
The final thing NYPD Sergeant James "Slade" Sladerman wishes is to babysit a spoiled heiress. yet Jessica Winslow's antiques store is suspected of getting used by means of a global smuggling ring, and Slade is being despatched undercover to investigate—and continue Jessica out of trouble.
The lady Slade meets isn't what he anticipated. And nor is the will that springs up among them...
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Donaldson bred Sealyhams. Several neighbours came to tea, and now the animation rested with Donaldson, for he fancied himself as a country magnate, and wanted to show how well he was settling into the part. There was a good deal of talk about local conditions, women's institutes, education through discipline, and poaching. Conway found all this quite nonsensical and unreal. People who are not feudal should not play at feudalism, and all magistrates (this he said aloud) ought to be trained and ought to be paid.