By Stephie Smith
Winner of the Virginia Romance Writers of the USA Holt Medallion Award of benefit, Romance Writers of America's Gulf Coast Silken Sands Readers' selection megastar Award, and Heartland Romance Writers of the US convey Me The Spark Award. Voted one of many most sensible 10 ancient Romances for 2013 through readers within the RomCon Readers' Crown Awards.
A determined younger girl ... woman Louisa Barrick will do something to avoid wasting her property and the village that depends upon it, but if she attempts to exploit a rakish privateer in her scheme, issues don't end up as deliberate.
A duke masquerading as a privateer ... Jonathan Derek Wentworth has a scheme of his personal: to trace down the ton-based smuggling gang accountable for his father's dying. whilst he's stuck in a compromising state of affairs with woman Louisa, he makes a decision it's higher to marry her than to threat being ostracized by way of the London society whose invites are very important to his plan. yet Louisa refuses to marry him, until he meets her phrases, considered one of that's a month-long reprieve from consummation.
Intent on seduction, Derek doesn't expect his unforeseen jealousy wreaking havoc along with his feelings, his marriage, and his masquerade. Lucy, nonetheless grieving the dying of her father, desires desperately to prevent one other heartbreak, yet fears she can have schemed herself right into a marriage with the only guy destined to wreck her center: a guy who isn't what he turns out, who evidently can't be depended on, and who would definitely go away her the 1st probability he will get.
This is a full-length novel of 106,000 words...290 pp in a 6x9 alternate paperback (which equals nearly 420 pp in mass industry size).
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