A DANGEROUS GAME...
Driven to redeem her fathers monstrous debts, Tess Leighton strikes a deadly bargain. Though gently bred, she dons a mask and cloak by night, running contraband brandy and silks across the sands of Romney Marsh — the Romney Fox only a step ahead of government agents determined to see her dead.
SMUGGLER OR SPY?
After crucial military secrets are captured enroute to Napoleon, London sends its toughest agent to trap the Fox. Viscount Ravenhurst is determined to stop a spy. But after one reckless kiss by moonlight, passion grips the cynical naval hero. Tess excites him as no other woman can, making him remember his youth, his joy. And the heart he thought long dead.
PURSUED AND SEDUCED...
Then Tess is betrayed and finds herself the captive of a notorious smuggler pirate. Now two unyielding rivals swear to claim her wounded heart. But a traitor watches from the shadows, and Tess must learn who to trust before she loses everything ... everyone ... she holds dear.
Published by Dell in 1991 as THE BLACK ROSE.
This ebook edition has been extensively revised to better reflect the authors original vision.