Like a cat, a beautiful figure prowls London’s shadowed roofs, stealing into the boudoirs of the rich and powerful in search of an ancient jewel-encrusted pillow book. Only with this rare treasure can Chessy Cameron barter for her father’s life.
But neither Chessy’s martial arts nor her stubborn heart can protect her from the one man she can never forget — the polished scoundrel who destroyed her hopes and then vanished without a trace.
Lord Anthony Moreland seeks the pillow book as well, under urgent government orders to smooth diplomatic relations between England and the Chinese emperor. But five men have already died in search of the erotic manual. And now fiery, stubborn Chessy stands in his way, a temptress the earl cannot resist.
Through London’s hectic social season to the sunny seclusion of a beautiful country manor, the two stubborn lovers fight the call of fate until they yield to reckless passion, reinventing the arts of love even as they track the ancient book. And all the while, somewhere in the shadows, an evil master lies in wait.
Originally published by Dell Publishing under the title ‘East of Forever.’