In Anabelle Bryant’s latest novel of ardor and ambition, a lord will stop at nothing to possess the woman of his dreams . . .
In monetary matters, Jeremy Lockhart, Viscount Dearing, is used to being in control, but from his first sight of Lady Charlotte, his carefully cultivated world is rocked to its foundations. Determined to best her other, more eligible suitors, he goes to great lengths to ensure his betrothal to Charlotte. A locked black leather box holds the dark secret that has assured his success.
Innocent Lady Charlotte is baffled by her new husband’s behavior. Why does Lord Dearing seem so distant one day, and so attentive the next? Her family’s dire financial straits did not allow her the luxury of an extended courtship. If only she could entice him into the marriage bed! When at last Charlotte’s efforts are rewarded, she revels in Jeremy’s unexpectedly bold possessiveness. But outside of their bedchambers, her groom’s guardedness quickly returns. Passion is no longer enough for sweet Charlotte, who vows to unlock the mystery of this complicated man. The truth, however, might be more than her principled heart is prepared to handle. . . .
Enter the world of
LONDON’S WICKED AFFAIR by Anabelle Bryant
"This entertaining Regency romance throws together a brooding lord in self-imposed exile and a willful lady looking for excitement, piling on scandalous adventures and arguments that end with passionate embraces. Lunden Beckford, the Duke of Scarsdale, hasn’t been in London since his brother’s death, but he reluctantly returns to deal with some estate business, at which point he encounters the whirlwind known as Amelia Strathmore. Amelia says she will obey her parents’ wishes and marry, but she then resists because she still wants a love match. She tells her best friend, Charlotte, what to do, but doesn’t listen to anyone else’s advice; her brother calls her Troublemaker because she repeatedly challenges him; and she forces Lunden out of isolation. Amelia is an exciting distraction for Lunden, who’s dealing with guilt over what happened the night his brother died. Her stubbornness sometimes feels more like petulance, but those who enjoy headstrong heroines will appreciate her story and eagerly anticipate Charlotte’s turn in the spotlight."
LONDON'S WICKED AFFAIR ~ Book 1/Midnight Secrets Trilogy
In Anabelle Bryant’s wickedly romantic new series, secrets and seduction go hand in hand . . .
Lunden Beckford, Duke of Scarsdale, has chosen to exile himself far from London, with its painful memories and cruel gossip. Forced back to town on business, he’s eager to make his stay as brief as possible. But first, he must honor his promise to find a suitable husband for his friend’s little sister. On one hand, Amelia Strathmore has grown into a stunning, statuesque beauty. On the other, the willful chit is more likely to scandalize a drawing room with her outspoken opinions than blush prettily. At least she agrees to accept his help—if he fulfills
certain conditions . . .
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