A cunning French nobleman who lives a double life as a thief must commit a daring crime to win his true love’s heart in this 18th century English romance.
Merlyn Ross is a handsome actor and petty thief who wears a leather eyepatch, his other eye a piercing emerald green. But he’s also known as the Comte de Valure, a dashing French nobleman who wears a silk eye patch, his other eye an enchanting sapphire blue. Admired by men, adored by women, no one suspects that Merlyn and the Comte are one and the same, or that both men steal more than just kisses when seducing London’s wealthiest women . . . until one night changes everything.
Cassandra, a highborn lady, is the target of a robbery, and a victim of amnesia. Locked away as a vagrant, she is sold for one night’s pleasure . . . to a prisoner with an emerald eye. One year later, Cassandra’s son, conceived on that fateful night, is being held hostage by her father-in-law. She has no chance of freeing him—until by chance she meets the Comte, and instantly remembers the night they shared.
Now Merlyn is determined to prove himself to the woman who stole his heart in the shadows of a lowly prison. But to do it, he must pull off the heist of his lifetime, and become the one man worthy of his true love.
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