Never Kiss a Duke

Never Kiss a Duke
Author: Megan Frampton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062867438
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

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One of Orpah Mag's Best Romance Novels of 2020! A disinherited duke and a former lady are courting much more than business in the first novel in Megan Frampton’s newest titillating series, Hazards of Dukes. Everything he had ever known was a lie… Sebastian, Duke of Hasford, has a title, wealth, privilege, and plenty of rakish charm. Until he discovers the only thing that truly belongs to him is his charm. An accident of birth has turned him into plain Mr. de Silva. Now, Sebastian is flummoxed as to what to do with his life—until he stumbles into a gambling den owned by Miss Ivy, a most fascinating young lady, who hires him on the spot. Working with a boss has never seemed so enticing. Everything tells her he’s a risk she has to take… Two years ago, Ivy gambled everything that was precious to her—and won. Now the owner of London’s most intriguing gambling house, Ivy is competent, assured, and measured. Until she meets Mr. de Silva, who stirs feelings she didn’t realize she had. Can she keep her composure around her newest employee? They vow to keep their partnership strictly business, but just one kiss makes them realize that with each passing day—and night—there’s nothing as tempting as what is forbidden…

Never Kiss a Duke

Never Kiss a Duke
Author: Eileen Putman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0380802902
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Release: 2000-07-03
Editor: Avon
Language: en

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A Man Who Won't Marry Pretending to be in search of a wife, Adrian St. Ledger, the duke of Trent, enters Emmaline Stanhope's marriage broker shop, suspecting she's involved in a plot against the Crown. However, the lovely and exasperatingly independent Emma's not at all what he expected. And when she insists he needs instruction on how to court a woman, then offers herself for practice, his cool distance quickly dissipates. Yet marriage is the last thing Adrian will ever risk. The Marriage Broker Emma had abandoned her childhood dreams of finding Prince Charming long ago, having learned she can't count on anyone but herself. And if finding wives for busy men is the only way to keep a roof over her head, she'll happily match-make -- for others. But Emma never expected to meet a man whose aloof eyes reveal such hidden passion. And when Adrian takes her in his masterful arms, she hpes the kissing never ends -- and that a duke may turn out to be a prince after all.

Never Kiss a Notorious Marquess

Never Kiss a Notorious Marquess
Author: Renee Ann Miller
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781420144628
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Release: 2019-05-01
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: en

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They are the infamous lords, whose scandalous ways keep tongues wagging. But when darker whispers take hold, a spirited writer’s encounter with a dangerously desirable nobleman may uncover the whole story . . . For James Trent, Lord Huntington, there’s no escaping the question that labeled him The Murdering Marquess: was his wife’s death a tragic accident or a cold-blooded crime? He’s avoided London’s gossipmongers since that terrible night, as guardian to his younger siblings on his Essex estate. But trouble finds him when a veiled temptress with secrets of her own falls—quite literally—into his arms. Caroline Lawrence doesn’t need a man to rescue her—the aspiring journalist anonymously advocates for women’s rights in a radical London newspaper column. But when a suffragist’s soapbox speech turns to pandemonium, Caroline is knocked on the head and reawakens in Trent Hall—with the notorious lord of the manor irresistibly close. If there is any truth to his tarnished past, she should denounce him with her powerful pen. Yet love has a way of revealing a man’s true character . . .

Tall Duke and Dangerous

Tall  Duke  and Dangerous
Author: Megan Frampton
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062867452
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Megan Frampton returns with the second book in the Hazards of Dukes series, a series that made Sarah MacLean say "Make Megan Frampton your next read!" He needs a bride… Nash, the “dangerous” Duke of Malvern, has always bristled against the rules of English society. Hot tempered and fearful of becoming like his brutish late father, he lives a life of too much responsibility and too little joy. And although he’s vowed to never marry, a duke has a duty—and there’s only one way to get himself an heir and a spare. So Nash reluctantly takes a look around at society’s available young ladies to see who might be willing to put up with his one-word answers and frequent glowers. She longs for love… After the death of her father and wicked stepmother, Ana Maria goes from virtual servant to lady-in-training, and while society life has its benefits—gorgeous gowns!—its restrictive rules stifle her sprit. And when her independent actions put her in danger, her half-brother insists Nash teach her some self-defense. While most of London’s ladies find Nash intimidating, she only sees a man who needs introducing to all the joys life has to offer. So although officially they are coming together for fighting lessons, unofficially their physical contact begins to blur the line between friendship and begins to grown into something more…

Kiss of a Duke

Kiss of a Duke
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781943794188
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Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An opposites attract, enemies-to-lovers, feel good romp from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Lady chemist Penelope Mitchell took England by storm with Duke, a perfume for men that has women swooning at their feet. To prove the same aphrodisiacal potency of her upcoming version for ladies, the new perfume must cause a rake to fall in love with her in ten days. And she has just the man in mind… Sexy pleasure-seeker Nicholas Pringle—known as “Saint Nick” for his wicked ways—wants to end the absurd cologne that has every young buck believing himself a ladies’ man. How hard can it be to charm a spinster into changing her mind? But when Penelope does the charming, this rakish scoundrel must decide between losing the war... or losing his heart. The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. Twelve delightful romances… and plenty of delicious dukes!

You May Kiss the Duke

You May Kiss the Duke
Author: Charis Michaels
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062685827
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Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sabine Noble has given little thought to her husband over the past five years. Theirs is a true marriage of convenience: she gained protection from her abusive uncle and the chance to live freely in London, while he gained the dowry necessary to make his business venture a success. But as she’s investigating her uncle’s nefarious deeds in hopes of gaining her revenge, she discovers the body of a half-dead man on a ship, only to realize the man is her husband. When Captain Jon Stoker awakens in a strange house, he’s astonished to realize that he’s being cared for by his estranged wife. Although she’s not much of a nursemaid, he finds his long-held attraction for his beautiful wife deepening as he discovers her powerful spirit and fierce drive. As Stoker regains his strength, he begins to help Sabine on her quest to bring her uncle to justice. And along the way, two lonely people discover that their marriage of convenience has become a union of souls.

Whom Shall I Kiss An Earl A Marquess or A Duke

Whom Shall I Kiss    An Earl  A Marquess  or A Duke
Author: Laura A. Barnes
Pages: 204
ISBN:
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Release: 2019-02-25
Editor: Laura A. Barnes
Language: en

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What started as a research project soon became a scandal... She wanted to prove a theory. He wanted to play a game. Can their schemes lead them towards a kiss of love? Tired of watching her friends become ruined by the scoundrels of the ton, Sidney Hartridge devises an experiment to reveal their antics. Her plan is to lure three gentlemen to kiss her and see how they would protect her honor. When her research leads her into her own inappropriate scandal, her father agrees to a wedding offer from one of her subjects. As her fiancé blackmails her into a marriage she doesn’t desire, her research becomes exposed. Can Sidney avoid her own scandal with the one she most desires to kiss? Noah Wildeburg started this season as any other by flirting with the sweet new debutantes. When he rescues a lady off the dance floor, he is unprepared for the emotions she stirs in his soul. As he pursues her, he realizes he must compete for her hand. As he charms her with tokens of affections and stolen kisses, he discovers she plays her own game. Will Noah win Sidney’s love or is she just another scandal to add to his list? Whom Shall I Kiss… An Earl, A Marquess, or A Duke? is the first book in Laura A. Barnes new historical romance series. If you like lighthearted drama filled courtships set in Regency England, then you’ll love this new foray into the ton. Buy Whom Shall I Kiss… An Earl, A Marquess, or A Duke? to read Laura’s new Tricking the Scoundrels series today.

A Duke s Wicked Kiss

A Duke s Wicked Kiss
Author: Kathleen Bittner Roth
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781622663644
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Release: 2014-08-26
Editor: Entangled: Select Historical
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Miss Suri Thurston knows the pain of abandonment. Intent on confronting the grandmother who tossed her to the lions, she travels from England to her birthplace in India. Her plans run afoul when she encounters the man who, ten years prior, left a mark on her soul with one stolen kiss. But he is a duke, and far beyond the reach of even her dreams. The Duke of Ravenswood, secret head of the British Foreign Service, has no time for relationships. His one goal is to locate and eliminate key insurgents involved in an uprising against the British East India Company before it's too late. But when Suri appears in Delhi, his resolve is tested as he finds his heart forever bound to her by the one haunting kiss they shared once upon a time. With Suri's vengeful Indian family looking for her death, and insurgents intent on mutiny tearing their world apart, can their love rise above the scandal of the marriage they both desperately want?

Never a Bride

Never a Bride
Author: Megan Frampton
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062867414
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Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The next thrilling installment in Megan Frampton’s scintillating A Duke’s Daughters series. She’s a deliciously scandalous woman who is no man’s bride… He’s a black sheep, forced to return home. Together, they enter a make-believe betrothal that shocks London society… After twelve years in Her Majesty’s Navy, Griffith Davies must leave his sea-going life of outrageous freedom behind, forced to rejoin London society as the heir to the Duke of Northam. But though he is now shackled to the land, he has no desire to wed some innocently dull young thing. Who best to shield him from the matchmakers than a woman as notorious as he? Lady Della Howlett’s reputation was tattered years ago, so entering into a false engagement with Griffith is hardly going to make matters worse. What’s one more shock to the ton to set their tongues wagging? And this pact certainly has its pleasures; the passion Griffith commands in her goes well beyond their agreement. Could her feelings might be more honorable than she’d first imagined? Soon, Griffith and Della are arousing more than scandal, they’re courting heartbreak. And more than their reputations could still be at risk.

Never Say Duke

Never Say Duke
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781943794201
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Release: 2019-01-05
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A feel good, opposites attract romance between a grumpy hero and an indomitable heroine, from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: Miss Virginia Underwood cannot resist rescuing a stray. Her latest find turns out to be a surly, reclusive war hero trying to recover from his wounds in peace. He doesn't want her help—and Virginia definitely doesn't want to fall in love. Not when a future with him would mean returning to the the same haut ton who laughed her out of Town during her very first Season. Theodore O’Hanlon, Viscount Ormondton, sequestered himself far from London to heal in anonymity. For now, he can be himself. As soon as he returns, he's meant to wed the woman his father selected years before. But when Miss Underwood turns his carefully mapped life upside-down, Theo must decide which battles are truly worth fighting for. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s newest regency romance series features twelve delightful laugh-out-loud romps… and plenty of delicious dukes! THE 12 DUKES OF CHRISTMAS: 1. Once Upon a Duke 2. Kiss of a Duke 3. Wish Upon a Duke 4. Never Say Duke 5. Dukes, Actually 6. The Duke's Bride 7. The Duke's Embrace 8. The Duke's Desire 9. Dawn with a Duke 10. One Night with a Duke 11. Ten Days with a Duke 12. Forever Your Duke Get your Duke today!

The Duke And I

The Duke And I
Author: Julia Quinn
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780061741388
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town′s marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged to the lovely Daphne Bridgerton. After all, it isn′t as if the brooding rogue has any real plans to marry - though there is something about the alluring Miss Bridgerton that sets Simon′s heart beating a bit faster. And as for Daphne, surely the clever debutante will attract some very worthy suitors now that it seems a duke has declared her desirable. But as Daphne waltzes across ballroom after ballroom with Simon, she soon forgets that their courtship is a complete sham. And now she has to do the impossible and keep herself from losing her heart and soul completely to the handsome hell-raiser who has sworn off marriage forever!

Never Deny a Duke

Never Deny a Duke
Author: Madeline Hunter
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781420143959
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Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes the fabulous finale in her Decadent Dukes Society trilogy about three untamable dukes and the strong, alluring women who ignite their decadent desires. A woman seeks to reclaim the land she believes was unfairly stripped from her family by the Duke who now refuses to return the land to her. A classic and witty battle of wills ensues as only Madeline Hunter can deliver. HE IS THE LAST DUKE STANDING . . . the sole remaining bachelor of the three self-proclaimed Decadent Dukes. Yet Davina MacCallum’s reasons for searching out the handsome Duke of Brentworth have nothing to do with marriage. Scottish lands were unfairly confiscated from her family by the Crown and given to his. A reasonable man with vast holdings can surely part with one trivial estate, especially when Davina intends to put it to good use. Brentworth, however, is as difficult to persuade as he is to resist. The Duke of Brentworth’s discretion and steely control make him an enigma even to his best friends. Women especially find him inscrutable and unapproachable—but also compellingly magnetic. So when Davina MacCallum shows no signs of being even mildly impressed by him, he is intrigued. Until he learns that her mission in London involves claims against his estate. Soon the two of them are engaged in a contest that allows no compromise. When duty and desire collide, the best laid plans are about to take a scandalous turn—into the very heart of passion . . . Madeline Hunter’s novels are: “Brilliant, compelling. . . . An excellent read.” —The Washington Post “Mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly “Pure passion.” —Booklist

Only With a Highlander

Only With a Highlander
Author: Janet Chapman
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781416516064
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Release: 2005-10-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She must choose between her destiny...and her desire. As soon as Pine Creek's new mystery man steps into her art gallery, Winter MacKeage is intrigued. This sexy stranger, Matt Gregor, wants her to do some drawings of his dream house. And with his tiger-gold eyes and masculine charm, he's impossible to resist. But so is Winter's Scottish heritage. As the seventh MacKeage daughter, she must embrace her true magical calling...and deny her mortal desires. Soon Winter is heating up -- in Matt's strong arms -- and her fiery heart is torn. Can she give up the destiny she was born to fulfill for the only man she's ever truly loved?

Once Upon a Duke

Once Upon a Duke
Author: Erica Ridley
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781943794171
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: WebMotion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A heartwarming, second chances, reunion romance from a New York Times bestselling author: Enjoy a fun regency romp featuring a spinster in a counting house, a grumpy duke, goats, true love, and a partridge in a pear tree. What could go wrong? Absolutely everything! Beware romantic spirits from Christmas past... Due to the terms of an estranged relative's will, the Duke of Silkridge must revisit the cold, unforgiving mountains where he lost everything he once loved. As soon as he restores his family legacy, he'll return to London where he belongs. He definitely won't rekindle the forbidden spark crackling between him and the irresistible spitfire he'd left behind... Noelle Pratchett is immune to charming scoundrels like the arrogant duke. He stole her heart, stole a kiss, and then stole away one night never to return. Now he's back—and they both know he won't stay. But how can she maintain her icy shields when every heated glance melts her to her core? The 12 Dukes of Christmas is a series of heartwarming Regency romps nestled in a picturesque snow-covered village. After all, nothing heats up a winter night quite like finding oneself in the arms of a duke!

A Wicked Bargain for the Duke

A Wicked Bargain for the Duke
Author: Megan Frampton
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780063010987
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the “sparkling” and “steamy” (Entertainment Weekly) Never Kiss a Duke returns with the delightful third book in the Hazards of Dukes series as a rigid duke enters into marriage with a rebellious lady. Thaddeus, the new Duke of Hasford, holds his new title reluctantly, but his sense of duty is strong. Task number one: find a wife and secure an heir. He thinks he’s found the perfect choice in Lady Jane Capel—until her sister Lavinia bursts onto the scene. Vivacious, rebellious, and strikingly beautiful, Lavinia is determined to keep him away from her shy, sweet sister. And she’s also determined not to think so much about his broad chest and strong thighs. When Lady Lavinia and Thaddeus end up in the most compromising position, witnessed by Lavinia’s mother and nearly everyone at a party, they’re forced to get married to protect their reputations. With no love between them, but with an heir to conceive, they strike a bargain in bed. Only Lavinia demands passion, and Thaddeus complies, with both of them realizing this marriage of convenience may turn into much more...

Never Kiss a Rake

Never Kiss a Rake
Author: Anne Kristine Stuart
Pages: 265
ISBN: 1477807322
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bryony and her sisters are left alone and destitute after the disgrace and death of their father, so Bryony disguises herself as a servant in the house of the Earl of Kilmartyn in order to find the truth and clear her father's name.

Never Doubt a Duke

Never Doubt a Duke
Author: Maggi Andersen
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9798650651246
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Release: 2020-06-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Take an arranged marriage, add a damaged duke who doesn't wish to marry, and an independent lady intent on her own pursuits. Stir in an explosive, passionate attraction. Sparks fly!Welcome to book one in this exciting new series by Maggi Andersen! Read for Free in Kindle Unlimited!Lady Nellie Dountry, and Charles, His Grace, Duke of Shewsbury have had their hearts broken in the past. Neither is prepared to chance love again. When they are compelled to marry because of an agreement made long ago by their fathers, they are both determined to resist falling in love. Convinced that it's mere desire which draws them together, both are surprised by their jealousy. Nellie finds Charles irresistibly attractive, but other women do too. They circle like sharks. Aware that Charles's former fiancée who had broken his heart some years ago is now a widow and on the hunt for a lover, Nellie struggles to trust him while she fears she is falling in love with him. Charles was more than pleased with his choice of bride, but he wishes she wasn't so difficult to understand. One minute she's hot for him, the next as remote from him as a chalet in the alps. Why he wants to get close surprises him, he planned for his marriage to be little more than one of polite indifference. But Nellie is so dashed beguiling!The Never SeriesBook 1 - Never Doubt a DukeBook 2 - Never Dance with a MarquessBook 3 - Never Trust an Earl

The Spinster and the Rake

The Spinster and the Rake
Author: Eva Devon
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781682816141
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Entangled: Amara
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The marriage game is afoot in this clever blend of My Fair Lady meets Pride and Prejudice with a twist! Edward Stanhope, the icy Duke of Thornfield, likes his life in a certain order. Give him a strong drink, a good book, and his dog for company, and he’s content. But when he goes to his library and finds a woman sitting in his chair, petting his dog, what starts as a request for her to leave quickly turns to a fiery battle of wits, leading to a steamy kiss that could ruin them both if they were caught. So of course, damn it all, that’s when Edward’s aunt walks in, and thereafter announces Miss Georgiana Bly is the future Duchess of Thornfield. Georgiana was content to be a spinster, spending her days reading and working to keep her family out of debt. But now her days are spent locked away with a growly duke, learning how to be the perfect duchess, and her nights spent fighting the undeniable attraction to a man who was never meant for her. As their wedding day approaches, the attraction between them burns hot and fierce, but is it enough to melt the duke’s chilly facade?

The Duke of Desire

The Duke of Desire
Author: Jess Michaels
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781947770096
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Release: 2018-09-18
Editor: The Passionate Pen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 9th Book in the beloved 1797 Club series from USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels Robert Smithton, Duke of Roseford is known for his lusty appetites and his cold, cold heart. Still thanks to his title and his fortune, everyone wants him and he’s bored of it all. He wants something, but he cannot place what exactly that is. Until he meets Katherine, the Countess of Gainsworth. Married for six months to an old man who died when they were making love, Katherine is just returning to Society. Although scandal follows her, so does interest, as the men of Society wonder about her prowess if it could kill a man. When Robert begins to pursue her, she is horrified. After all, she blames him for the circumstances that sent her into her loveless marriage in the first place. When Katherine ignores him, Robert only pushes harder and ultimately she begins to wonder if revenge is a dish best served through desire. What she finds when she touches him at last is pleasure unlike any she’s ever known, and a connection she does not wish to feel. Now she must decide if she wants revenge or happiness and Robert must determine if love is worth fighting for. Length: Full-length novel Heat Level: Seduction, scandal and lots of sin! This book is part of a series (The 1797 Club), but can be read as a standalone book.

A Devil of a Duke

A Devil of a Duke
Author: Madeline Hunter
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781420143935
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Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Zebra Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Publishers Weekly Best Books of Summer Selection From New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter comes the latest sexy tale of three untamable dukes and the women who ignite their decadent desires . . . HE MAY BE A DEVIL He’s infamous, debaucherous, and known all over town for his complete disregard for scandal, and positively irresistible seductions. Gabriel St. James, Duke of Langford, is obscenely wealthy, jaw-droppingly handsome, and used to getting exactly what he wants. Until his attention is utterly captured by a woman who refuses to tell him her name, but can’t help surrendering to his touch . . . BUT SHE’S NO ANGEL EITHER . . . Amanda Waverly is living two lives—one respectable existence as secretary to an upstanding lady, and one far more dangerous battle of wits—and willpower—with the devilish Duke. Langford may be the most tempting man she’s ever met, but Amanda’s got her hands full trying to escape the world of high-society crime into which she was born. And if he figures out who she really is, their sizzling passion will suddenly boil over into a much higher stakes affair . . . Madeline Hunter’s novels are: “Brilliant, compelling. . . . An excellent read.” —The Washington Post “Mesmerizing.” —Publishers Weekly