Secrets of a Wedding NightValerie Bowman HOW TO STOP A WEDDINGYoung, widowed, and penniless, Lily Andrews, the Countess of Merrill, has strong opinions on marriage. When she spots a certain engagement announcement in The Times, she decides to take action. She will not allow another hapless girl to fall prey to a manparticularly the scoundrel who broke her heart five years ago. Anonymously she writes and distributes a pamphlet entitled Secrets of a Wedding Night, knowing it will find its way into his intendeds innocent hands HOW TO SEDUCE A WIDOWDevon Morgan, the Marquis of Colton, desires a good wife and mother to his sonsomeone completely unlike Lily Andrews, the heartless beauty who led him on a merry chase five years ago only to reject him. When Devons new fiancée cries off after reading a certain scandalous pamphlet, he vows to track down the author and make her pay. But when he learns its his former fiancée Lily, he issues a challenge: write a retraction or prepare to be seducedto find out how wonderful a wedding night can be
Bowman begins her Secret Brides trilogy with an enchanting Regency where passions ignite between a young widow and a roguish nobleman. Lily Andrews, the dowager countess of Merrill, publishes a pamphlet that warns young women to fear the tribulations of one's wedding night. The fiancee of Devon Morgan, marquis of Colton and Lily's onetime flame, reads the pamphlet and breaks off the engagement. Devon insists that Lily write a retraction; when she refuses, he decides to seduce her and prove that a wedding night need not be a frightening experience. Intellectual sparring between Devon and Lily sparks romance as they come to terms with the secrets and misunderstandings of their past. Bowman's cast of intriguing, well-developed characters-particularly smart, sensible Lily-makes this an engaging debut that will have readers seeking future installments. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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