The Art of Stealing a Duke’s Heart (Thieves of Desire #1) by Ellie St. Clair – Free eBooks Download
It was only supposed to be one night.
Calliope Murphy was determined to prove to her family that she was as capable as the rest of them. That she could master a priceless painting to steal from a duke who is far too arrogant and pompous for his own good. But when Calli is discovered and mistaken for the new governess, one night of deceit becomes a much longer game — one that Calli is not sure she can win.
Jonathan Saville, the Duke of Hargreave, should be able to attain anything he desires. His fortune is as large as his entailed lands, and his title is enough to cause young women to overlook his surliness and vie for the role of his bride. But Jonathan learned long ago never to trust, and never to let anyone in too close — most especially not his overeager niece and nephew, nor the far-too-tempting new governess.
Posing as the governess to the Duke of Hargreave, Calli relishes the opportunity to spend as much time as she can with the painting she must perfect. But the more time she takes, the closer she becomes to the children — and the duke himself, as she discovers that there is more to him than he allows most people to see. As they draw closer, she realizes she can never betray him. Betraying him, however, is the only option her brother allows her to choose.
When the deception is complete, Calli isn’t sure what all will be stolen — the painting, the duke’s trust, or, most at risk, her heart.
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