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A Sinful Alliance (Renaissance trilogy #2)

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The baseborn daughter of a courtesan and a lord, Marguerite was forced to fend for herself in the dangerous world of the French nobility--as the king's most feared spy.Sent to the court of King Henry of England, Marguerite found polite words and flattery concealed dark passions. Her only friend was her old enemy, the sensually tempting Nicolai Ostrovsky. And their sinful a ...more
Paperback, Harlequin Historical #893, 288 pages
Published April 2008 by Harlequin (first published March 1st 2008)
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Marguerite is a spy for the French. Her current assignment is to kill Nicolai Ostrovsky, ostensibly a Russian actor in Venice, in reality a spy for the Tsar. He bests her and escapes, taking her favorite dagger with him. Marguerite is determined to get it back, and finish her assignment by killing him...some day.

When she is sent in the entourage going to England in hopes of arranging a marriage between Henry VIII's daughter Mary and the Dauphin, Marguerite discovers a Spanish contingent has the
We first met Nicolai Ostrovsky in Ms. McCabe's A Notorious Woman where he was the hero's mysterious best friend. I was delighted to learn he has his own story in this book. It begins in Venice 1525, when the infamous Emerald Lily fails to assassinate our Nicolai who is suspected of being a Russian spy. Two years later, our assassin, Marguerite meets Nicolai again in England. She is sent as a spy with the French delegation, and he is with the Spanish court as a guardian to his friend's mother. Th ...more
Cristina Contilli
Un romance avvincente ambientato alla corte di Enrico VIII, quando era ancora sposato con Caterina D'Aragona e Anna Bolena era diventata da poco la sua amante... indeciso se restare legato alla Spagna o allearsi con la Francia il re appare poco nel libro, in compenso attorno a lui si costruiscono una serie di intrighi e giochi politici opposti...

Nell'ed. italiana si intitola "Una spia a corte"
Uncomplicated plot twist with some sexy scenes now and then. Nothing spectacular.
Frances Fuller
Written for those who like to read about sex at the fourth grade level.
Look at the cover - need I say more?
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Amanda wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen--a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject...)

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