Synopses & Reviews
On the run from the wrathful Prince of Wales, Jack Haines, Earl of Lambourne, is taken prisoner by a Highland laird who makes him an unusual offer: if Jack handfasts his niece, then his life will be spared. The old Highland custom — a marriage lasting only a year and a day, unless both partners agree to make it a lifelong vow — sounds preferable to Jack to being dragged to London in chains, and when he meets lovely Lizzie Beal, his dilemma starts to seem positively enjoyable. Until the hellion vents her fury...on him!
Detesting the scandalous match that will end all her chances of making a respectable marriage, Lizzie can't abide living intimately with a fugitive nobleman bent on seducing her and then running off. But in teaching her the pleasures of a wife's duties, Jack sparks within them both a passion that will make him wish he could stay with Lizzie for much longer than a year and a day.
Based on an actual document by England's Princess Caroline, which chronicles the scandals surrounding the Prince of Wales and the Royal Court, London's New York Times-bestselling Scandalous trilogy heads to Scotland for this second installment. Original.
About the Author
Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Hazards of Hunting a Duke (the first novel in her Desperate Debutantes trilogy), Highlander Unbound (a finalist for the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best Historical Romance), Highlander in Disguise, and Highlander in Love (also a finalist for the RITA Award) — all published by Pocket Star Books. She also contributed a short story, "The Merchant's Gift," to the anthology The School for Heiresses. Her other romantic novels include the Rogues of Regent Street trilogy. She lives in Austin, Texas. You can write to Julia at P.O. Box 228, Georgetown, Texas 78627, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.