Clandestine (House of Oak, Book 3) by Nichole Van
By Nichole Van
Destiny will draw humans jointly, touring centuries if invaluable. besides, predestined enthusiasts nonetheless have the alternative to stroll away . . .
In 2014, Marc Wilde--martial artist and actor--finds his lifestyles a large number. His most modern movie, Croc-nami, is being trashed on social media, sending his performing profession right into a tailspin (crocodile pun . . . nice). His relationship background isn't far better. Romantic love? now not loads. after which there's the tiny topic of blackmail. an individual is familiar with concerning the time portal within the cellar of Duir Cottage and is threatening to inform the realm until Marc will pay up. So yeah . . . lifestyles not likely so well.
In 1814, equipment Ashton has difficulties of her personal. Her brother has disappeared (again), leaving equipment penniless and forcing her to absorb employment as a lady's spouse (sigh). Worse, there are French spies within the quarter, and equipment unearths herself pulled into the conspiracy. upload within the surprising visual appeal of a wind-swept, silver-tongued rogue who makes equipment are looking to flirt, flirt, flirt . . . all of it leaves her one misstep from catastrophe. package is set to discover her brother and go back domestic, all whereas guarding her middle and (most importantly) maintaining her secrets and techniques . . . good . . . secret.
This hilarious, quick-paced installment within the Amazon bestselling apartment of Oak sequence can simply be learn as a stand-alone e-book.
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