Susan had come to spend three months on the coast of Portugal as nurse-companion to a Portuguese noblewoman. Her patient gave her no trouble, but her brother - the imperious Visconde Eduardo de Corte Ribeiro - was a different proposition, and she found him oddly disturbing. It was safer, she decided, to see him only as a stony-hearted aristocrat who used his charm to keep others in subjection. Safer, but none too easy.
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