ROYAL AFFAIR Ruling passions. As far as Lady Caterina was concerned, Matthew Allenby was a crook and a charlatan! He used lies and flattery to ease his way into the golden circle of the San Rinaldo royal family. But, for the sake of one of her beloved charities, Caterina was forced to work alongside him-only to discover that she was far from immune to his lethal charm. And at least one of her suspicions was being confirmed: Matthew Allenby was a thief-a thief of hearts! Romancing a royal was easy, marriage another affair!