Never deceive the Devilhellip;unless you can pay the pricehellip; Lady Marguerite (Meg) Linton family lost everything when her father died, and she faces the possibility of having to go to work to support her mother and sisters. When the Duchess of Temberlay arrives to propose that Meg older sister marry her grandson, the duke, the offer-and the fortune that comes with it-couldnrsquo;t have come at a better time. But when her sister runs away rather than marry the ton most notorious rake, and Meg is faced with a choice. Take her sister place at the altar, or watch her family face penury. Nicholas Hartley returns home from war to take his brother title as Duke of Temberlay. Known as Devil on the battlefield and in the boudoirs and gambling hells of London, he agrees to marry only to please his grandmother. When he hears rumors that his bride is the daughter of a famous moral crusader, he fears the worst. But his bride is beautiful, spirited and too smart for her own good.
In Cornwall's latest Regency romance (after All the Pleasures of the Season), Marguerite "Meg" Lynton immediately put herself forward when her skittish elder sister, Rose, balks at marrying Nicholas Hartley, duke of Temberlay and the so-called "wickedest rake in London." Not only is Meg intrigued by his reputation but she also knows that, following her father's death, their family badly needs the duke's money. Similarly, Nicholas doesn't care who he marries as long as his grandmother is pleased enough to save his estate from bankruptcy. He's thrown for a loop, however, by Meg's determination to get a child out of their match. As the two begin to fall in love, Nicholas uncovers dangerous secrets linking their pasts. Meg and Nicholas's chemistry will draw the reader into a fast-paced novel that travels from the English countryside and London to the battle of Waterloo. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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November 26, 2012
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