Blistering seduction meets international intrigue in the Highlands as a veteran spy infiltrates the court of Mary, Queen of Scots. There he matches wits against a tantalizing enemy: his new wife. Simon Marcheford wants nothing more than to settle down on the land bestowed upon him by the English crown. Queen Elizabeth, however, is not about to let her best spy retire so easily. Simon will have his reward, she decrees, after he completes one last mission in Scotland. But no sooner has he sussed out a diabolical plot up North than Queen Mary weds him to her cousin--an exquisite beauty with troubled, soulful eyes--and orders Simon to watch her every move. Aimee de Verris is no spy. But her life may depend on becoming one. Banished from the French court by Catherine de Medici, Aimee finds herself tasked with reporting on Queen Mary's activities in Scotland, where she's unnerved by the frigid weather and brutish customs. Worst of all, Aimee's been married off to a most uncouth lout. But when murder strikes, she learns to appreciate Simon's talent for shielding her with every inch of his muscular frame. If Aimee desires her husband, perhaps she could trust him--or even love him. Don't miss Sharon Cullen's scintillating Highland Pride series: SUTHERLAND'S SECRET MACLEAN'S PASSION CAMPBELL'S REDEMPTION "Fans who crave a bit of mystery mixed with their romantic historical fiction will be drawn to this story of love, loyalty, and honor."--Library Journal, on Sutherland's Secret And look for more of her delightful historical romances: THE NOTORIOUS LADY ANNE LOVING THE EARL PLEASING THE PIRATE HIS SAVING GRACE SEBASTIAN'S LADY SPY THE RELUCTANT DUCHESS Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.