Silk and Steel
Tricked Into Marriage, He Vowed Revenge. But Love Had Other Plans..
By Kat Martin
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312972813, 354pp.)
Publication Date: January 2000
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She could take his name,
Lady Kathryn Grayson is a gently bred noblewoman with a privileged future ahead of her..until her greedy uncle decides to steal her fortune by committing her to an insane asylum. Her only escape is to stow away in the carriage of Lucien Montaine, Marquess of Litchfield, who hears her story with disbelief and suspicion. Yet Kathryn's instincts tell her Lord Litchfield is a man of honor-and her only salvation. Desperate to save herself, she attempts to seduce him and forces him into marriage.
But she couldn't take his heart.
The moment Lucien encounters the ragged, hungry waif with the dignity of a queen, he fights against wanting her. Though captivated by her intellect, strong will, and beauty, he will never love the woman who has deceived him.
Or so he thought...
Though their battle of wills grows stronger every day, desire threatens to overpower his fury. Can this maddening woman who is now his bride melt his heart of steel? Or will her silken touch only strengthen his vow never to fall prey to the dangers of love?
Kat Martin’s bestselling novels include Nothing But Velvet, Innocence Undone and the Raines of Wind Canyon Series—Against the Wind, Against the Fire, and Against the Law. Silk and Steel was nominated for a RITA Award. She is a graduate of the University of California, where she majored in Anthropology and History, a background that helped to develop her interest in the past. "I love anything old," she says. "I especially love to visit the settings for my books. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a bygone era." Before becoming a writer, Martin was a real estate broker. She lives with her husband, author Larry Jay Martin, in Missoula, Montana.
"Kat Martin delivers what readers desire: an exciting, sensual, engrossing romance whose characters use the power of their love to give them strength." --Romantic Times