Affair

Affair

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As a private investigator employed by marriage-minded women, Charlotte Arkendale has made a lucrative career out of delving into the lives of prospective grooms. But one of her clients has recently been murdered, and Charlotte herself has begun to receive threats. Now, she doesn't know what to make of the stranger who appears on her doorstep to apply for the position of her new man-of-affairs. Baxter St. Ives claims to be a respectable gentleman, but something about his arresting presence and the unrelenting determination burning in his eyes makes Charlotte wary. With the proper man by her side, she's certain she can catch her client's murderer. But is the enigmatic St. Ives Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong?

To St. Ives, masquerading as a man-of-affairs to find out if Charlotte's a murderer is maddening enough, but discovering himself at the mercy of a highly illogical passion for her throws his life into chaos. So he decides to conduct an experiment into the risky alchemy of desire. But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte, the real killer is on the loose in London, plotting to part the lovers...or see them joined together forever in death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1 pages
  • 108 x 175 x 28mm | 204g
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0553574078
  • 9780553574074
  • 197,883

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Charlotte Arkendale knew all there was to know about men. After all, she'd made a career out of steering marriage-minded women away from untrustworthy members of the opposite sex.
Yet nothing could have prepared her for Baxter St. Ives--an arresting stranger too daring, too determined, too dangerous to be her new man-of-affairs. Still, perhaps he was the perfect person to help Charlotte investigate the recent murder of one of her clients. So she gave him a chance, never realizing that Baxter, a gifted scientist, would soon conduct a risky exploration into the alchemy of desire, with Charlotte as his subject.
But even as he sets out to seduce Charlotte, a twisted killer lies in wait, ready to part the lovers...or see them joined together forever--in death.
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"If you start an Amanda Quick book in the late afternoon, you'll probably spend the night with it."
--The Denver Post "[Amanda Quick is] an exceptional storyteller."
--Daily News of Los Angeles An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club Praise for Affair: "Suspenseful...exciting."
--Publishers Weekly "Skillful, lively storytelling, with a heroine who'd be compelling in any era."
--Kirkus Reviews
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About Amanda Quick

Amanda Quick, a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, is a bestselling, award-winning author of contemporary and historical romances. There are nearly twenty-two million copies of her books in print, including Seduction, Surrender, Scandal, Rendezvous, Ravished, Reckless, Dangerous, Deception, Desire, Mistress, Mystique, Affair, and Mischief. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Frank.
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5,995 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 28% (1,689)
4 37% (2,234)
3 29% (1,736)
2 5% (283)
1 1% (53)
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