By Nicola Cornick
(HQN Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780373775903, 384pp.)
Publication Date: November 2011
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Her wicked ways were the talk of the ton
Teresa, Dowager Marchioness of Darent, is rumored to have exhausted her four deceased husbands with her insatiable needs. So it's no surprise that every rake in the ton wants to bed her. If they only knew through clever marriages to men who would ask nothing of her physical self, Tessa has remained rather innocent in the ways of the bedroom. But now she's on the verge of losing everything and wants to take care of the stepson she's grown to adore.
Enter Captain Owen Purchase. The handsome American adventurer has come into the title of Viscount Rothbury. And the rumors surrounding his injuries at sea suggest that he could fit Tessa's requirements. But little does Tessa realize that the gossipmongers are wrong. She just might lose her heart, and her desires, to the most unlikely of men .
"RITA® Award– nominated Cornick deftly steeps her latest intriguingly complex Regency historical in a beguiling blend of danger and desire."
-Booklist on Unmasked
"A rising star of the Regency arena."
"Nicola Cornick creates a glittering, sensual world
of historical romance that I never want to leave."
-Anna Campbell, author of Untouched
"A wonderfully original, sinfully amusing and sexy Regency historical by the always entertaining Cornick."
-Booklist on The Confessions of a Duchess