Musketeer Arnaud de Sillègue d’Athos is ready to bid adieu to the King's Guard and to lay down his sword. Yet he's been charged with one final mission—to apprehend a dangerous enemy of the king, the Belle Dame Sans Merci. Despite his desire to apprehend a woman who causes such destruction, Athos refuses...until he sees a sketch of her. It's the same villainess with whom he had been locked in a passionate, sensual moment.
Emmanuelle Vazet never gives up control, even if briefly, in the arms of a blueeyed stranger, she felt the need to give in and let desire take over. But now circumstances have placed her at the scene of a murder. Her reputation—and the ridiculous name—has preceded her, even if she isinnocent. Now her nameless lover is the enemy. A royalist. A musketeer who could be her undoing...unless she becomes his undoing first.
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The Unforgiven Athos is an historical fiction adventure novel loosely based on the Three Musketeers story. In this story, Athos is preparing his leave from the King's service, only to be offered a final task before he retires. His quest puts him on the trail of Emmanuelle Vazet, wanted for many crimes but most recently the murder of Marque Marcel. She pleads her innocence and staying true to his word, he aids in her escape and assists her evade arrest.
What can i say about this book? There's nonstop action and edge of your seat excitement, staying true to any Musketeer adventure. There is also a steamy romance brewing between Athos and Emmanuelle as he slowly learns what happened in her life to turn her into the person she has become. This was a great adventure once you get your head around all of the French.
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