Her Assassin's Heart - Book 2 #Wattys2017
**SEQUEL TO HER SISTER'S FIANCÉ**
Jilted at the alter. Would that be the only thing of note marked on her gravestone? Through no real fault of her own, Cassandra Antrucha is no longer considered a fine lady, and while her sister and brother-in-law escape from the scandal into the moors of Scotland, she must remain and face the malicious gossips alone. Not that it bothers her that much. However, with a reputation like hers, unwelcome male attention is rampant.
Cassandra has a mind of her own, and she is determined not to let life leave her behind. Bored with the social life of the ton, she yearns for adventure, but she learns too late that adventures aren't always what you expect.
Death. Betrayal. Cruelty. Blood. All things of darkness, but there is more to such deeds than the simple act. There is the doer. Lurking in the shadows, using darkness as a cloak, there are those who make their living off of others' pain. So much more than the common criminal, these are the trained, ruthless hunters well payed to kill. They are masters of surprise and disguise, men without qualm or conscience. They are assassins, and he is one of them.
An irresistible charmer, a dangerously handsome lord, Maric Donahaven isn't who he says he is. Or is he? Without getting inside his head, there's no possible way to know, but there are rumors going around that the greatest assassin England has known, Graham Crawford, is gone. Dead, some say. Biding his time to strike back at those who attempted to beat him at his own game, others claim. Whoever he really is, Maric has walled himself off from the world, only allowing bits and pieces of himself to show when and where he wants them to, but walls are built for knocking down, and Maric is about to meet his greatest challenge yet: an English lord's daughter with a fierce temper and sharp wit. He'll play her game, but there's one thing she doesn't count on: Maric Donahaven doesn't lose. Ever.