Whisper His Name by Elizabeth Thornton

By Elizabeth Thornton

Breaking the code to her heart...Independent and stubbornly single, Abbie Vayle has continually been a bit too clever for her personal good.  But she can have long gone too a ways while she starts off her personal rare-book business--and by chance acquires an old publication in Paris with a mysterious code scribbled within the margins....Someone desires the booklet back--and is prepared to kill to get it.  The in basic terms hassle is, Abbie now not has the book.  It's locked away within the customs apartment in Dover.  Now it is a race opposed to time as Abbie remains one step prior to her pursuers.  The final individual she desires to speak in confidence is her ally, Hugh Templar, whom she is familiar with simply as a powerful student who stocks her ardour for Roman antiquities.But as Hugh retains turning up the place she least expects him, a couple of issues start to sunrise on her....Not basically is Hugh surprisingly--in truth incredibly--handsome with no his glasses on, yet he is unusually "professional" in how he handles her mysterious enemies.Hugh is obviously now not what he seems.  And quickly Abbie realizes that nor is she...as she discovers what it ability to like with all her middle and soul.

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She knew by his tone of voice that it was a mistake to be clever, and she began to think wildly of how she could save herself. There was a pistol for just such an occasion as this in the top drawer of her bureau, but even if she got to it, she couldn’t remember if it was loaded. And if she tried to throw this monster off her, he would slit her throat. The blackness of terror swam at the edges of her mind and she fought it off by sheer force of will. She squealed when he moved his weight, and he laughed softly.

I don’t care about spacious bedchambers. ” There was an interval of silence as he searched her face. “Because I know that you never stay at the Castle if you can help it, so I made the rounds of every inn and tavern before I came here. You weren’t registered at any of them. ” She’d stayed at the Castle because “they” had told her to. ” She laughed. “But my grand scheme came to nothing. No taste of luxury for me, I’m afraid. I still ended up in the attics. ” Their waiter arrived at that moment and whispered something in Hugh’s ear.

Her head came up. “I wondered when you would bring that up,” she said. “Hugh, just because you’ll be sleeping in luxury, and I’ll be sleeping in the attics doesn’t prove that your way is better than mine. I don’t care about spacious bedchambers. ” There was an interval of silence as he searched her face. “Because I know that you never stay at the Castle if you can help it, so I made the rounds of every inn and tavern before I came here. You weren’t registered at any of them. ” She’d stayed at the Castle because “they” had told her to.

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