'Joanna Bourne's voice is distant, fresh, and engaging.'
- Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author
He is her enemy.
He is her lover.
He is her only hope.
Someone is stalking agent Justine DeCabrillac through London's gray streets. Under cover of the rain, the assassin strikes-and Justine staggers to the door of the one man who can save her. The man she one loved. The man she hated. Adrian Hawkhurst.
Adrian wanted the treacherous beauty known as 'Owl' back in his bed, but not wounded and clinging to life. Now, as he helps her heal, the two must learn to trust each other to confront the hidden menace that's trying to kill them-and survive long enough to explore the passion simmering between them one again . . .
Acclaim for The Forbidden Rose
'Addictively readable . . . A flawless romance in which an espionage-steeped plot is deftly balanced with a lusciously sensual love story.' - Booklist
* Best Books of 2010, Publishers Weekly
Honorable Mention, Best 2010 Romance Novels, All About Romance
Best Romance Books of 2010, Kirkus Reviews
Best of 2010 List, Dear Author
Guiltiest Summer Reading Pleasures of the Year, Salon.com