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CAN AN INDECENT PROPOSAL

Eight years ago, a tall handsome stranger entered Lizzie Allbrights bedchamber and consummated a marriage of the utmost necessity. The Marquis of Steyne agreed to wed and bed Lord Butes admittedly lovely daughter to pay off his mothers gambling debts. But once the deed was done, Steynes lawfully-wedded wife vanished into the London night…

LEAD TO EVERLASTING LOVE?

Years later, Steyne has nearly forgotten about his runaway bride. But when he suddenly finds himself in need of an heir, he has no choice but to track her down. Living happily in a small village under an assumed name, Lizzie is surprised to see her husband—and to feel such a strong attraction to him. But she is downright shocked when he asks her to bear him a son. How can they possibly repeat the heated encounter of their ill-fated wedding night without falling hopelessly in love?...in Christina Brookes stunningly sexy Regency, The Wickedest Lord Alive.

Christina Brookes historical romances are:

"Clever, lush, and lovely."—Suzanne Enoch

"Sensual and passionate."—Publishers Weekly

"Delightful." —Night Owl Romance

Review:

"Xavier Westruther, Marquis of Steyne, stealthily beds his new bride in the dead of night and makes a quick exit, vowing never to darken her door again. Then the newly despoiled marchioness, formerly Lady Alexandra Simmons, disappears as well. From these breathless first pages, Brooke (The Greatest Lover Ever) deftly weaves a Regency romance full of deception, intrigue, family secrets, and love. Eight years after the ill-fated wedding night, Alexandra is posing as Lizzie Allbright, an ostensibly amnesia-stricken young woman who's been adopted by a parson. She's content but resignedly single as she tends to the ill and aged in sleepy Little Thurston. Her uneventful life changes when Steyne arrives in the village. With a family fortune at stake, Lizzie and Xavier's relationship plays out with a great deal of parry and thrust, as Brooke takes obvious glee in muddling her characters' lives. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Xavier Westruther, Marquis of Steyne, has a secret. Notoriously known as a sexy bachelor, Steyne actually has a wife. Forced into marriage eight years ago by his cruel mother, Steyne has no intention of ever actually settling down with the lady. That is, until Steyne is left without an heir he approves of to inherit his fortune. Hoping to keep his heinous uncle and cousin away from his estate, Steyne sets out to sire a son. But to do that, he must first seduce his wife, who is much more resistant—and beautiful—than he counted on…Lady Alexandra knows the sensual, magnificent Steyne has no interest in her. Undeniably attractive, she still cannot forget that he has not searched for her in the eight years since they were married. Living in a small village under the name Lizzie Allbright, she resigns herself to being a spinster. But when Steyne shows up at her door, all of her assumptions change. Lizzie is determined not to fall in love with the marquis. But he can be very convincing behind closed doors, and it will take all of Lizzies strength to resist such a wicked lord…

About the Author

Christina Brooke is a former lawyer who staged a brilliant escape from the corporate world and landed squarely in Regency England. She lives on the east coast of Australia with her husband, two noisy sons, and one enormous dog. Christina delights in receiving mail from readers. You can write to Christina at P.O. Box 923 Goshen, IN 46527-0923 U.S.A., email her via her website www.christina-brooke.com, follow her on Twitter @chrstnabrooke or join her Facebook community.

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My Book Addiction and More, July 9, 2014 (view all comments by My Book Addiction and More)
THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE by Christina Brooke is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. "The Westruthers #3 part of the Ministry of Marriage series #6", but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading them all to keep up with the tale of the Westruthers better. Not necessary to follow the storyline.

This is Xavier Westruther , Marquis of Steyne's story, he is sarcastic and cold and Lady Alexandra Bute,aka Lizzie Allbright, the daughter of the Lord of Bute. An evil, heartless villain who blackmailed Xavier in wedding and bedding his virginal seventeen year old daughter. Xavier did the deed, to save his mother and pay off her gambling debts, and left his young wife for eight years.

Eight years later....Lizzie has a life of her own in Little Thurston, where she claims no memory of her past. And so the story begins... Enter Xavier, who now needs an heir and his runaway wife.

Filled with a heartless villainness, family secrets, deception, courage, passion,sensuality, danger, deceit,attempted murder,suspense, mystery and finding love. There are secrets abound!

Xavier finds love can and will conquer all in the end, if he can just hold on a bit longer. But in the meantime, he has been deceived by his mother, someone is trying to murder him, and his passion for Lizzie is growing in leaps and bounds. Lizzie is determined to not fall under her long lost husband's spell again, and be hurt once again, but, she is deeply attracted to him,and already falling in love.

This is a dark, sensuous read with many facets that intertwines the characters and storyline. I hope Clare and Lydgate find their HEA! Fast paced tale with many twists and turns. I loved Xavier, although, he is dark, sexy and brooding. What he has gone though for his so-called mother is simply amazing! The characters are engaging, enduring with a simply wickedly delicious storyline. A great read from beginning to the very last page. Wickedly delicious romp through Regency England! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: HOT

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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My Book Addiction and More, July 9, 2014 (view all comments by My Book Addiction and More)
THE WICKEDEST LORD ALIVE by Christina Brooke is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. "The Westruthers #3 part of the Ministry of Marriage series #6", but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest reading them all to keep up with the tale of the Westruthers better. Not necessary to follow the storyline.

This is Xavier Westruther , Marquis of Steyne's story, he is sarcastic and cold and Lady Alexandra Bute,aka Lizzie Allbright, the daughter of the Lord of Bute. An evil, heartless villain who blackmailed Xavier in wedding and bedding his virginal seventeen year old daughter. Xavier did the deed, to save his mother and pay off her gambling debts, and left his young wife for eight years.

Eight years later....Lizzie has a life of her own in Little Thurston, where she claims no memory of her past. And so the story begins... Enter Xavier, who now needs an heir and his runaway wife.

Filled with a heartless villainness, family secrets, deception, courage, passion,sensuality, danger, deceit,attempted murder,suspense, mystery and finding love. There are secrets abound!

Xavier finds love can and will conquer all in the end, if he can just hold on a bit longer. But in the meantime, he has been deceived by his mother, someone is trying to murder him, and his passion for Lizzie is growing in leaps and bounds. Lizzie is determined to not fall under her long lost husband's spell again, and be hurt once again, but, she is deeply attracted to him,and already falling in love.

This is a dark, sensuous read with many facets that intertwines the characters and storyline. I hope Clare and Lydgate find their HEA! Fast paced tale with many twists and turns. I loved Xavier, although, he is dark, sexy and brooding. What he has gone though for his so-called mother is simply amazing! The characters are engaging, enduring with a simply wickedly delicious storyline. A great read from beginning to the very last page. Wickedly delicious romp through Regency England! Received for an honest review from the publisher.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: HOT

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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Larena, July 1, 2014 (view all comments by Larena)
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Lizzie Allbright is the daughter of Lord Bute and eight years ago, a handsome, tall stranger come to her bedchamber to consummate their marriage that was of the utmost necessity. She was wedded and bedded to the Marquis of Steyne in payment of his mother’s gambling debts. Once it was consummated Lizzie disappeared into the London night.

Marquis of Steyne has nearly forgotten his runaway bride but suddenly he finds himself in need of an heir. His only choice is to track down the bride that disappeared on their wedding night. He finds her living happily and under an assumed name in a small village. Lizzie never expected to see her husband again so is surprised when he shows up. The strong attraction she feels for him is completely unexpected. She is shocked when he asks her to bear him a son. Now she has to figure out a way to have repeat of the heated night as the one they had when they were wed and not fall in love with her husband.


This is a book that starts out fast and doesn’t stop. It has some suspense woven throughout the plot that makes the story even more intriguing. The characters back story is told throughout the book in a way that is well written and the reader is never lost as to what is happening when. As each character works to overcome the past to find happiness in the future it pulls the reader into the story and will keep them turning the pages as they read to see just what will happen next and if they will find their happily ever after. This is a hard book to put down once the reader starts it. They will want to keep reading until the very end. This is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. Though if the rest of the series proves to be like this book readers will want to go back and read the first books in the series just to meet and learn more about the other characters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250029362
Author:
Brooke, Christina
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Romance/Historical/General
Subject:
Romance - Regency
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.125 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Xavier Westruther, Marquis of Steyne, stealthily beds his new bride in the dead of night and makes a quick exit, vowing never to darken her door again. Then the newly despoiled marchioness, formerly Lady Alexandra Simmons, disappears as well. From these breathless first pages, Brooke (The Greatest Lover Ever) deftly weaves a Regency romance full of deception, intrigue, family secrets, and love. Eight years after the ill-fated wedding night, Alexandra is posing as Lizzie Allbright, an ostensibly amnesia-stricken young woman who's been adopted by a parson. She's content but resignedly single as she tends to the ill and aged in sleepy Little Thurston. Her uneventful life changes when Steyne arrives in the village. With a family fortune at stake, Lizzie and Xavier's relationship plays out with a great deal of parry and thrust, as Brooke takes obvious glee in muddling her characters' lives. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Xavier Westruther, Marquis of Steyne, has a secret. Notoriously known as a sexy bachelor, Steyne actually has a wife. Forced into marriage eight years ago by his cruel mother, Steyne has no intention of ever actually settling down with the lady. That is, until Steyne is left without an heir he approves of to inherit his fortune. Hoping to keep his heinous uncle and cousin away from his estate, Steyne sets out to sire a son. But to do that, he must first seduce his wife, who is much more resistant—and beautiful—than he counted on…Lady Alexandra knows the sensual, magnificent Steyne has no interest in her. Undeniably attractive, she still cannot forget that he has not searched for her in the eight years since they were married. Living in a small village under the name Lizzie Allbright, she resigns herself to being a spinster. But when Steyne shows up at her door, all of her assumptions change. Lizzie is determined not to fall in love with the marquis. But he can be very convincing behind closed doors, and it will take all of Lizzies strength to resist such a wicked lord…
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