The Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount
By Julia London
(Pocket, Paperback, 9781439187180, 384pp.)
Publication Date: January 4, 2010
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Lady Phoebe Fairchild is well aware that the ton would be appalled to learn of a young lady of quality involved in a trade. Therefore, she resorts to selling her beautiful handmade gowns under a fictitious name: Madame Dupree. So when circumstances force her to visit the estate of William Darby, the Viscount of Summerfield, to design ball gowns for his sisters, she assumes Madame's identity. Phoebe's discomfort in her new position as hired help is nothing compared to her visceral attraction to the viscount himself. Heathenishly handsome and shamelessly seductive, Will invites her to be his mistress -- and Phoebe is shockingly tempted to accept. But as their desire for each other grows and the risk of exposure becomes even greater, Phoebe is in dire danger of losing her reputation, her livelihood -- and her chance of becoming the bride of the man whose passion has claimed her forever.
Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fifteen historical romance novels, two of which were nominated for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. She is also the author of the contemporary romantic novel SUMMER OF TWO WISHES and GUIDING LIGHT: JONATHAN'S STORY, the New York Times bestselling novel based on the Emmy Award-winning daytime drama Guiding Light. Her novels have been translated into six foreign languages. A native Texan, London lives in Austin.
"Exceptionally entertaining...sinfully sexy."
"London's love story is tense and tender, held aloft by endearing, dynamic characters."
-- Publishers Weekly on The Perils of Pursuing a Prince