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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
"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.
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.