Never Kiss a Rake

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Never Kiss a Rake

By Anne Stuart

Montlake Romance, Paperback, 9781477807323, 265pp.

Publication Date: August 20, 2013

Description

Anguished by death. Driven by revenge.

Bryony Russell and her two sisters are left destitute by the disgrace and unexpected death of their father, a wealthy shipping magnate. He left a cryptic note, and Bryony is determined to find the real villain and clear her father's name. In disguise as a servant, Bryony infiltrates the home of her father's business partner to find proof of his guilt or innocence. It's not just clues that Bryony finds, but temptation too.

Adrian Bruton, Earl of Kilmartyn, immediately suspects there is something not quite right about his new housekeeper. The brooding, irresistible rake plays along because he has his own guilty secrets, and his venal, scheming wife holds the key to them, trapping him in a hate-filled marriage. But against his will he's fascinated by Bryony, seeing past the scars on her face to show her the beauty she never knew she had. Bryony must uncover the truth and attempt to preserve her father's legacy before things go too far and she falls in love with a man who might very well be her worst enemy.



About the Author
Anne Stuart is a grand master of romance, a winner of Romance Writers of America s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, and a forty-year veteran of the publishing business. Her first novel was Barrett s Hill, a gothic romance published when Anne had just turned twenty-five. Since then, she s penned romances in nearly every subgenre, from Regency and historical to paranormal and suspense. Anne speaks all over the country and has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, as well as in Vogue, People, USA Today, Woman s Day, and countless other national newspapers and magazines. She lives by a lake in northern Vermont with her husband, where she enjoys an empty nest, fabulous grandchildren, and overacting in local theater. She has so many books she still wants to write that she plans to live forever.