Synopses & Reviews
Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant façade of Victorian London in another deliciously intriguing novel featuring the mysterious men of the St. James Society.
Anaïs de Rohan has faced danger in her past, but never anything so great as posing as the new bride to one of the St. James Society's most magnetic—and ruthless—leaders. But Lord Bessett's bold challenge to prove herself worthy of joining his secret all-male society is impossible to resist. So she daringly agrees to travel with the enigmatic nobleman on a dangerous mission to save one of their own—a little girl with a frightening gift.
Soon intrigue swirls about them, drawing them ever closer. And Anaïs quickly realizes that the intimacy of sharing Lord Bessett's bedroom is proving a temptation impossible to resist. As for Bessett himself—well, he might be a soldier sworn to the Society, but he certainly isn't anyone's saint. . . .
"Carlyle continues the Fraternitas paranormal Victorian trilogy (after One Touch of Scandal) with sizzling passion and romance. AnaÃ¯s de Rohan has spent much of her life training, hoping to join the male-only Fraternitas. The earl of Bessett reluctantly allows her to accompany him on a mission to Brussels where they must pose as husband and wife in order to rescue a young child who has the ability to see into the future. The pretense leads to real attraction that Bessett and AnaÃ¯s find impossible to ignore, and they also connect on a much deeper level. Bessett admires AnaÃ¯s's skill with a sword as well as her quick wit and intelligence, and AnaÃ¯s admires Bessett's compassion and caring despite his occasional dictatorial moments. Readers will eagerly look forward to the stunning conclusion as well as the next installment in this well-crafted series. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Liz Carlyle weaves passion and intrigue with a masters touch. Karen Robards
“Intriguing...engaging...an illicit delight.” Stephanie Laurens
“Carlyles lusciously rich characterization, inventive plot spiked with danger and unexpected twists, and deliciously dry sense of humor make The Bride Wore Scarlet a near-perfect read.” Booklist (starred review)
“Carlyle delivers a fast-paced pleasure.” BookPage
Intriguing...engaging...an illicit delight.”
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Liz Carlyle ushers readers once again inside the mysterious St James Club, where passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant façade of Victorian London. In her deliciously intriguing The Bride Wore Scarlet, Carlyle does historical romance absolutely right—as a determined young beautys desire to gain entrance into the secret all-male society places her under the powerfully sensuous spell of the groups ruthless and enigmatic leader. Fans of Amanda Quick and Gaelen Foley are going to love this Bride!
About the Author
A lifelong Anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of over twenty historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina.