Never Lie to a Lady
Lord Nash, notorious for his dark, dashing elegance and the string of women he’s left broken-hearted, comes to Town in 1828 amidst a whirlwind of gossip and speculation. When the clever and beautiful Xanthia Neville, who daringly runs her own shipping business and refuses to marry, meets Nash in the moonlight and shares a moment of passion with him, their destines become intertwined. Nash, instantly smitten, must find a way into Xanthia’s heart. She, however, rejects his efforts to form a relationship until the Home Office hires her to investigate Nash’s involvement with arms-smuggling. Spying on Nash for his supposed smuggling ring, Xanthia finds that she cannot resist his passion after all, leading them both into a world of pleasure, smugglers, spies, and danger.
Weaving passion and intrigue in this evocative novel, Carlyle crafts an intricate, zealous escapade into the underworld of glittering English high society. Despite its formula plot and Xanthia’s unconvincing traits for a woman of her time, romance fans will find much to enjoy in this Regency espionage tale of love.