Disclaimer. This is a slow burn, slow paced story packed with political issues, mystery and triller. Ah, romance is a must, don’t worry. So, before you dive in, I just wanted you to know.
"Because," he moved closer, then bent his head a little to be the same height as hers. "You are one interesting woman, My Lady."
"You think?" A flicker in her eyes, and then it disappeared as quickly as it had appeared. "I suppose you might be saying that just to taunt me. Everyone knows I'm a simple plain girl with no past."
"That doesn't make you any less of the woman you are." He tipped her head, to look into her eyes. "Forgive me, may I?" He asked.
Regina had no idea what he meant by that, but she nodded nonetheless. It was only after she had felt his hands on her cheeks, and then the swipe of it towards her ears had she understood.
He had asked if it was okay to tuck a lock of her hair.
Somehow, he found that simple act intimate. And so did she.
Just the simple touch of her skin ignited a lot more than he could handle, and with his hand still on her cheeks, he placed his forehead on hers.
"You are so beautiful, My Lady." He closed his eyes, savoring and inhaling her scent, and a calming feeling suddenly filled the pit of his stomach. "And you smell so nice."
His hand cupped her cheeks even more, and only after he heard her suck in a deep breath did he realize what he was doing.
Regina Serban Cronox hates only two things.
Failure. And being weak.
She also has two policies; kill, or kill yet again. Failure was one of the things she has no belief in. According to her, nothing is ever impossible.
Including becoming an assassin.
And fighting for her sister's death.
She was a prey in a hunt for the nobles. And then, the Emperor's concubine later on.
Her mission was to marry the Emperor, and find the right moment to kill him without anyone suspecting her.
However, fate has a different game for her when she saw the Emperor and couldn't help controlling her heart from utterly falling.
Perhaps, she was not really after the revenge. Could there be something else Regina was after? Maybe, there was more to what she had allowed to be seen from the start...