Beyond Compare by Candace Camp
By Candace Camp
Notwithstanding Kyria Moreland is gorgeous adequate to earn the sobriquet ''The Goddess'' and wealthy sufficient to draw London's so much wanted gents, she has but to discover love and refuses to marry with out it. while she gets a wierd package deal below mysterious situations, she is faced with chance, homicide and a good-looking American whose future is entwined with hers . . .
Rafe McIntyre has sufficient allure to seduce any lady, yet his soft façade hides a sour earlier. nonetheless, he has visible sufficient of the area to grasp Kyria is at risk, and he refuses to allow her resolve the riddle of this package deal on my own. yet even he's mesmerized by means of the occasions that spread as Kyria starts off to tackle the secret positioned to her via the arriving of a helpful antiquity. Who despatched her this treasure steeped in legend? And who's keen to homicide to assert its secrets and techniques and its glory for themselves?
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You know--go out for a ride tomorrow, while your father is waiting to hear from his Mr. " Kyria looked at him, realizing that he had neatly maneuvered her into doing precisely what she had not wanted--and twice, at that! He smiled at her, his arms crossed, leaning negligently against the doorjamb, and there was something so appealing about him that Kyria could not keep from chuckling. "All right," she agreed. " *Chapter 6* Kyria and Rafe rode out the next morning on their tour of the estate.
We were the poor relations. My mother married badly, according to her family--and to her, actually, after my father died, leaving her penniless. He was a schoolmaster, very handsome, they say, but utterly lacking in worldly goods, I'm afraid. " "Oh. " Kyria blushed, further embarrassed that her uncustomary rudeness had pushed him into a subject that was obviously uncomfortable for him. Rafe shrugged. " He smiled, a little more genuinely now, and went on, "It wasn't the terrible life of an orphan you might imagine.
Kyria kept her eyes turned away from him, too, letting her heart calm to its normal rate and her cheeks lose their flush. It was some minutes before she looked at him again. She noticed that Rafe's eyes were constantly scanning their surroundings. It had been the same the other morning when they had ridden out. His watchfulness kept her mindful of the small bag that hung from her saddle. Inside, wrapped in velvet, was the reliquary, just as the stranger had brought it to her. Was it really so valuable that someone had killed Kousoulous for it?