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The Earl's Secret Treasure, by Nicole Renee. Historical Romance Release & Excerpt.

Title: The Earl's Secret Treasure
Author: Nicole Renee
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2019
Karina Bardot, daughter to the Duke and Duchess of Essex has always been overlooked. Plain, and too involved in her novels, she was resigned to being a spinster for the rest of her life.No man could possibly match the heroes she read about in her quiet time, so, she was content with letting her books be the loves of her life.
Quite thrilled with it actually.
That was until her parents informed her of her sudden betrothal to a Marquis. She barely even knew of her own engagement, and now she is to meet her future husband? Now Karina’s forced to endure a season filled with endless parties, mind-numbing conversation, and dress shopping. Something she detested more than ballrooms. Captain Cole Black asked his men to do one job. Find the woman who stole expensive fabrics from their trade deal, and return to the ship posthaste. He was leery of being in London for too long, as having left the high society life, with its obligations and stifling rules of decorum long ago. Cole was confident that his men would return with the woman responsible for their delay, and continue on their journey. Only his men returned with someone else entirely. And the ship had already left port.
Will Karina finally get the excitement, and adventure she’s been craving all along? And Will Cole finally realize that his greatest treasure is not lost at sea?

Cole loved to take risks. Whenever faced with a complex situation, he reveled in finding a solution days, if not hours later. Whether in his trade dealings or travels across the ocean, he could always guarantee the outcome. Why? Because he could always depend on what he knew to get him by: himself. Colleagues and business acquaintances often speculated on how he avoided the coffin box during his death-defying adventures. Some of his said adventures would cause the strongest of men to be overcome with panic, or terror. But not him. Nay, he savored a challenge. However, when he woke on this day, he would have never fathomed to be faced with this current situation. The situation being a woman currently spread across his expansive bed. Unconscious. Rubbing his temples in vexation, he snarled at his boatswain. “Burton I asked you to speak with the woman who had stolen from our ship. Not only did you do the reverse, but you accosted the wrong woman! And judging from her person, I can assume she is of genteel society.”

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