she reveals herself, she will lose him. If she doesn’t, he will be
It is 1884 and France is at war with China. Stuart Sutherland-Bruce returns to England after a posting in China as a member of the English diplomatic corps. He meets the astonishingly beautiful Bian, an exotic woman who turns his life upside down with the power of his desire for her. As she continues to astonish him at every turn with the unexpectedness of her life and her responses to him, he falls deeply in love with her.
But Bian did not wander into Stuart's life accidentally. She has orders to become intimate with him and prove he has been giving English secrets to the Chinese. Yet as she works her spell on Stuart, she learns he does not seem to be the traitor her British superiors assure her he is.
Bian is caught in a trap: If she reveals to Stuart her real -- and shocking -- identity, she will lose the man she loves. If she honours Stuart's highest values and does her duty, then Stuart will be tried for espionage and hanged.
WARNING: This short, sexy historical romance contains frequent, explicit and frank sex scenes and sexual language. Do not proceed beyond this point if hot love scenes offend you.
PS: Don't try this at home. :)
This book is part of the Go Get ‘em Women collection:
Delly’s Last Night
The Royal Talisman
is a good story! The Royal Talisman is a wonderful
historical romance with a truly complicated heroine readers should
love.-- The Romance Reviews
...characters that quickly grab the reader's interest and keep it glued to the pages. Bian is the kind of heroine that makes us want to join her in the novel. Strong, independent, and far ahead of her time, she is worthy of a hero like Stuart. -- Between Your Sheets.