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Provocative in Pearlsby Madeline Hunter
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THE BEAUTY. THE SPY. AND THE BEHOLDER.
From the beloved New York Times bestselling Madeline Hunter comes this riveting historical romance, in which a darkly handsomeand#160;noblemanand#160;is determined toand#160;unmaskand#160;a delicate and mysterious young beauty...
A refugee from the war in France, Marielle Lyon has established herself at the fringes of London society. Claiming to be the niece of an executed aristocrat, Marielle welcomes the gossip that she is a spy. The more eyes she has watching her, the better protected she isand#151;and the better chance she has of saving her fatherand#8217;s life.
A warrior at heart, Alban Norwood, Viscount Kendale, would still be in uniform if not for his older brotherand#8217;s untimely death. After all heand#8217;s seen, Kendale doesnand#8217;t trust the Frenchand#151;or their femmes fatales. He has set up a surveillance network to ferret out undercover agents, and he believes heand#8217;s found one in the delicate, mysterious Marielle.
Ready to pounce on his tempting prey, Kendale arranges a meeting with Marielle, who is more beautiful and more cunning than he anticipated. But the Viscount is ready to do whatever it takes to unmask herand#151;even if it means playing a game of seductionand#133;
After two years, the Earl of Hawkeswell, has located his missing bride, Verity Thompson. Now, the couple must make the most of an arranged marriage--even if it means surrendering to their shared desire. Original.
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
As headstrong as she is beautiful, Lady Cassandra Vernham defied convention when she refused to marry the man who had compromised her. Now, estranged from her family, Cassandra struggles to make ends meet. A recent auction of her jewels has brought her a modicum of relief, but one of the most valuable lots was never paid for by the highest bidder: handsome, rakish Viscount Ambury. Cassandra needs that money badly, and not to buy a new hat.
Ambury has only to look at Cassandra to begin imagining her in his bedandhellip; He has not settled that outstanding debt for a reason. He suspects that the expensive baubles were stolen, perhaps even by Cassandra herself. Erotic fantasies about her notwithstanding, the vixen is not to be trusted, for she has already destroyed his good friendandmdash;the man she refused to marry who later lost his life in a duel, which Ambury suspects was fought over Cassandra. But nothing is as it seemsandhellip;
As the seductive lord and the scandalous beauty are drawn together, the passion that flares between them will illuminate shocking secrets that will change both their lives foreverandhellip;
About the Author
Madeline Hunter has published twenty-three critically acclaimed historical romances. Her books regularly appear on the New York Timesand USA Today bestseller lists. More than five million copies of her books are in print, and her books have been translated into twelve languages. She has won two RITA Awards and is a seven-time RITA finalist. Madeline holds a PhD in art history, which she teaches at the university level.
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