Truth or Dare
'The Daring Daughters 18'
Not a daring daughter…
Agatha de Montluc’s life is a fairy story.
Born in the rookery and alone in a dangerous world, the day she picked the Comte de Villen’s pocket might have seen her transported, or even hanged. But the beautiful comte’s past was dark too, and he sees himself in the grubby urchin he determines to save.
Now, Aggie is a lady, the Comte de Villen, her adopted father, and she is living in the lap of luxury, with a family that loves her, and the best friends a girl could ask for.
And then there is Fred.
Not a wicked son…
Lord Frederick Adolphus is the kindest, most honourable man in the world. A younger son of the Duke of Bedwin, he is titled, handsome, rich and popular, and hopelessly in love with his childhood sweetheart.
So when Aggie disappears without a trace, leaving only a brief note explaining that she had to go, she destroys his world and his happiness.
The greatest sacrifice…
Leaving Fred and the people she loves is the hardest thing Aggie has ever done, but too late, she realises her fairytale cannot come true. Too late she discovers Fred has been fighting his friends, because of her, because of the things they say about her, because she will never be a lady. A girl born in squalor can never marry the son of a duke.
The world will never let them be together.
A surprising alliance…
When she runs away to France to start a new life, hidden far from her beloved and those that care for her, Aggie does not expect to cross paths with her best friend’s estranged husband, Lord Kilbane. For five long years, an uneasy entente exists between them as they both do their best to forget England, and avoid a world they can no longer bear to live in.
So when the Marquess of Kilbane gets himself into the kind of trouble that might finally ruin him for good, Aggie determines to help him, for his wife’s sake. An adventure ensues that sends Aggie to England, and crashing headlong back into Fred’s life.
And no matter how hard Aggie tries to escape, this time Fred is not letting her out of his sight.