A Courtesan's Scandal

A Courtesan's Scandal

By Julia London

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781416547129, 371pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2009

Kate Bergeron is the beautiful and mysterious former mistress of a cloth merchant...and the latest beauty to capture the interest of the Prince of Wales. Mired in a disastrous divorce, the Prince attempts to distract attention from his next amorous pursuit by ordering Grayson Christopher, the eligible Duke of Darlington, to pretend to London society that "he" is having an affair with Kate. When Grayson reluctantly agrees to his Prince's demand, he finds the lady no more willing than he is. Kate will grudgingly act the part in public, but her favors are not for sale to any man. As Grayson and Kate mimic ardor for the world to see, they find what started as a deception becoming all too real. And when passion flames into love, their predicament becomes extreme. For while marriage between a duke and a courtesan could never happen, Kate knows in her heart that she is willing to accept nothing less....

About the Author
Julia London grew up on a ranch in Canyon, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she joined the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., before landing a job at the White House as a policy wonk in the office of the nation s drug czar. She eventually returned to Texas, where she decided to try her hand at writing fiction after working for the local government proved to be a serious threat to her sanity. Fifteen years later, Julia is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher s Weekly bestselling author of more than a twenty-five romantic fiction novels, including the popular Desperate Debutantes, Scandalous, and The Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series. She is also the author of several contemporary women s fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including the upcoming Homecoming Ranch Trilogy. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.