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The Danger of Desire

Book 3, The Dartmouth Brides

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Royal Navy Captain Hugh McAlden will do anything to stop the treasonous flow of information out of the Admiralty, even if it means taking in a slyly attractive street thief to steal those secrets back.


Circumstances might have forced Meggs Evans into a life of crime, but she’s bound and determined to lift herself out of the gutters even if it means stealing for the wickedly handsome captain. On the trail of a traitor, the undeniable attraction between Meggs and her captain explodes. But when danger ignites their desire, the only thing in danger of being stolen is her heart.


The Danger of Desire was originally published in 2011 and was nominated for a RITA Award. This new edition has been revised and reedited.

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 24, 2011 – Essex (A Sense of Sin) delivers an unexceptional erotic Georgian-era romantic thriller. Meggs and her young brother were abandoned in London as children and became pickpockets to survive. Remembering her upper-class former life, Meggs is determined to earn enough to return to the countryside. Naval captain Hugh McAlden wants to recover from an injury and return to his ship, but he can t pass up a special assignment to find a traitor who s been leaking information from the Admiralty. When he sees Meggs ply her trade, he hires her to be his spy and thief in the suspect s household. Their supposedly purely professional relationship becomes a hesitant flirtation that should flame into passion, but Hugh s candid attraction comes across as creepy given Meggs s relative youth and na vet . Stock situations are otherwise competently handled and the eventual (and consensual) sex is steamy, making this an ordinary but satisfying morsel.

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The Danger of Desire
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  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Apr 04, 2017
  • Publisher: Elizabeth Essex
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 467 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, The Dartmouth Brides
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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