For years he'd lived a lie.
It was time to tell the truth . . .
even if it cost him the woman he loved.
Ten years ago, he was a boy, given the name 'Thomas Paxton' and sent by Revolutionary France to infiltrate the British Intelligence Service. Now his sense of honor brings him back to London, alone and unarmed, to confess. But instead of facing the gallows, he's given one last impossible assignment to prove his loyalty.
Lovely, lying, former French spy Camille Leyland is dragged from her safe rural obscurity by threats and blackmail. Dusting off her spy skills, she sets out to track down a ruthless French fanatic and rescue the innocent victim he's holding—only to find an old colleague already on the case. Pax.
Old friendship turns to new love and Pax and Camille's dark secrets loom up from the past. Pax is left with the choice—go rogue from the Service or lose Camille forever.
and an excerpt . . .
“Will you come with me to Meeks Street? Come quietly? I don’t want to hurt you, Cami.”
“I don’t want to hurt you, either.”
Slowly, she ventured a single small step into the space that lay between them. And then the next step. She kept her hands in his sight, held before her, unthreatening. She said, “I’m sad for the memory of an old friendship, lost forever. I owe you a tremendous debt from those days in the Coach House.” They were very close now. Hesitantly, as if her hand made the decision all by itself, she reached toward him. “I come from a family that never forgets debts. I wish . . .”
“There is no debt.”
She touched his cheek. It shocked like a spark from cat fur. She whispered, “I wish . . .”
An awareness of Vérité as a woman had been hovering in his muscles and blood since he’d walked in. He’d pushed it away. Ignored it. Denied it. Now it crashed over him like a hot wave. Heat everywhere. On his skin. Pooled in his groin. Hunger for her became a massive tug, as if his heart were being pulled from his body.
He was used to mastering his emotions. Making himself cold. But he was angry when he snapped out and manacled her wrist and held it away so she wasn’t touching him.
He said, “No.” Just the one word dropped between them.
She stared at him with eyes like dark jewels. “I wish we hadn’t met again.”
“So do I.”
Rogue Spy is slated for release November 4, 2014.