The Secret Mistress
By Mary Balogh
(Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440245292, 417pp.)
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
List Price: $7.99*
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While Lady Angeline Dudley's pedigree dictates that she must land a titled gentleman, the irrepressible beauty longs for a simple, ordinary suitor. So when Edward Ailsbury, the new Earl of Heyward, defends her honor with unmatched civility, Angeline thinks that she has found true love. Persuading the earl is another matter entirely. From her unconventional fashion sense to her hoydenish antics, Angeline is the last woman on earth for Edward. And yet a stolen kiss awakens something primal within him. Naturally, being a gentleman, he does the right thing after compromising a lady: He offers marriage. The proposal is born of duty, but will Angeline cause Edward to forget about decorum behind closed doors, where sensuality and seduction play wicked games? For a proper wife by day can become a husband's secret mistress by night, when delicious desire rules.
Includes Mary Balogh's Now a Bride, featuring extra scenes from her Mistress series.
“With exceptional insight and uncommon flair, [Mary] Balogh holds readers in thrall. . . . Exquisite character development, sparkling wit.”—Library Journal (starred review and Editor’s Pick)
“Balogh gifts readers with several memorable scenes, inserting wit and passion throughout.”—The Star-Ledger
“Utterly delightful, charming and intelligent—a winner!”—RT Book Reviews