This week is your chance to win a SIGNED copy of The Orchid Affair by Lauren Willig. (Signed with her own authorial hand.)
Laura Grey's first assignment as a British spy is to gather information on Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Napoleon's Chief of Police.
Did I ever mention how fond I am of Regency spies? International intrigue and Regency clothes. Paris. Hot Frenchmen. Oh my.
From the book:
Something in the way he said it made Laura suspect that he was talking about more than the rules of flirtation, but when she looked at Daubier, his rumpled face was guileless as a child's.
"I am all ears," said Jaouen.
Daubier made a tsk noise before turning his attention back to Laura. With an elaborate flourish, he lowered his considerable bulk over Laura's hand. She could hear his corset strings creak with the effort.
"My dearest lady," he huffed, from somewhere in the vicinity of Laura's knuckles. "I am rendered speechless by your . . . "
"Tidiness?" suggested Laura, as he paused for a noun.
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