THE SMUGGLER WORE SILK
Alexander makes her debut with a thrilling, wild ride of a spy thriller that sizzles with passion. Readers will follow her three-dimensional characters through a maze of plot twists and turns. Like an intricate puzzle, Alexander has all the pieces of the ideal romance and arranges them in the perfect picture. She is a rising star you won’t want to miss.
When his cover is revealed, spy Julian Travers, Earl of Langford, is forced into retirement — but he refuses to go until he has exposed the traitor. The trail leads to smugglers’ coves and Grace Hannah. Grace is the poor relation of the local gentry. She appears quiet and biddable by day, but by night she is part of a band of smugglers. When she receives a folio hidden in a shipment of goods, Grace realizes someone in the area is sending secrets to the French. She must get the information to London. She certainly cannot believe the wickedly handsome Wandering Earl is someone worthy of her confidence, but there is no one else. As their friendship progresses, Grace’s defenses slip away and her desire grows. Julian is attracted to the spirited little smuggler, and when he compromises her, he knows they must marry. Bound by their passions and their desire to complete his mission, Julian and Grace plunge into danger, but finding the traitor unlocks dark secrets that threaten their love. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jan., 304 pp., $7.99)