A Shocking Delight

A Shocking Delight

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451468017
  • 432  Pages
  • NAL
  • Adult

Overview

From five-time RITA Award winner Jo Beverley comes an exciting new Regency romance in which a lady must risk all to win love.
 
The man she shouldn’t want. The woman he shouldn’t marry…

David Kerslake, smuggling master from The Dragon’s Bride, is now Earl of Wyvern and must survive the ton as well as the Preventive Officers.

Lucy Potter, daughter of a wealthy merchant, is more interested in trade than in the men after her dowry. When forced to have a London season, she sets out to enjoy herself rather than to find a husband. But once she meets the notorious Earl of Wyvern, her resolve weakens, and when they kiss, it dissolves—even though her instincts warn he’s dangerous.
 
Wyvern has a dark secret, which means he must win a rich bride. Lucinda Potter seems ideal. Not for her beauty and her lively charm, but because at first meeting she seems unlikely to realize the truth.
 
As he comes to know her, however, as they spar and kiss, he realizes she’s too clever and honest by far. Marrying Lucy would mean living a lie with the woman he has come to love…. 

Praise

“RITA Award-winning Beverley returns to her impeccably crafted Regency-set Company of Rogues world with another thrilling romance. Scenes set in both London and Devonshire are handled with perfect aplomb, and the chemistry Beverley brews up between David (first introduced as a smuggling master in The Dragon´s Bride, 2001) and Lucy is pure passion.”—Booklist

“A notorious nobleman who needs to marry for money, a merchant’s daughter who’s more clever than he thinks, and a handful of characters reprised from Beverley’s beloved “Rogues” novels meet in a fast-paced, rugged, swashbuckling exploit with strong ties to The Dragon’s Bride; with all of Beverley’s trademark sensuality, humor, and flair.”—Library Journal

Raves for the novels of Jo Beverley
 
“Ms. Beverley’s opulent descriptions of the glittering ton with their witty dialogues and lively dalliances set against a dark background of intrigue continues to elevate this series beyond the normal historical romance.”—Smexy Books
 
“A fabulous, intelligent tale.”—Genre Go Round Reviews
 
“Extraordinary storyteller Beverley mixes witty repartee, danger, and simmering sensuality with her strong and engaging characters, including a fetching Papillon, in this delightful, delicious gem of a book.”—Romantic Times (Top Pick)
 
“With wit and humor, Jo Beverley proves a wonderful 18th-century romance starring two amiable lead characters whose first encounter is one of the best in recent memory. The tale is filled with non-stop action.”—The Best Reviews
 
“[E]nchanting…a delightful blend of wit, intrigue, and emotional victories.”—The State (South Carolina)
 
“[Readers] will be engrossed by this emotionally packed story of great love, tremendous courage and the return of those attractive and dangerous men known as the Rogues.”—Joan Hammond
 
“[Beverley] can be counted on to come up with clever and creative ways of mixing passion and intrigue to create a beguiling love story.”—Booklist
 
“A delightful, intricately plotted, and sexy romp.” —Library Journal
 
“I found myself enjoying every minute of the relationship in this story of love, hope, and increments of witty humor. As usual, a Malloren novel is a keeper.” —Rendezvous
 
“A well-crafted story and an ultimately very satisfying romance.”—The Romance Reader
 
“Jo [Beverley] has truly brought to life a fascinating, glittering, and sometimes dangerous world.”—Mary Jo Putney
 
“Another triumph.”—Affaire de Coeur
 
“Wickedly delicious. Jo Beverley weaves a spell of sensual delight with her usual grace and flair.”—Teresa Medeiros
 
“A fast-paced adventure with strong, vividly portrayed characters…wickedly, wonderfully sensual and gloriously romantic.”—Mary Balogh
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