Seduced by a Scoundrel

Seduced by a Scoundrel

Barbara Dawson Smith

Barbara Dawson Smith

Society shunned the base-born rogue. Matrons whispered behind their fans about his sensual exploits. Young ladies dreamed secretly of his intimate touch. No one expected Drake Wilder to force his way into the closed ranks of the nobility--by coercing a very proper lady to the altar.To save her family from ruin, Lady Alicia Pemberton agrees to wed the scandalous owner of a gambling club. She insists upon a marriage in name only. But Drake has other plans for his lovely, high-born wife. First, he will use Alicia to exact revenge on the father he never knew. Then he will work his scoundrel's charm to seduce her into his bed. But Alicia isn't the meek, submissive wife. And Drake soon finds himself in peril of losing his heart . . .
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Once Upon a Scandal

Once Upon a Scandal

Barbara Dawson Smith

Barbara Dawson Smith

Her husband, her enemy.Desperate and alone, Lady Emma tricked Lucas Coulter, the Marquess of Wortham, into a hasty marriage. But on their wedding night, when he learned the truth about his not-so-innocent bride, he abandoned her.Seven years later, Emma lives in disgrace with her beloved daughter, Jenny. Penniless, Emma provides for her child in the one way she knows how: in the dark of night, she creeps across the rooftops of London and steals jewels from the wealthy nobles who have wronged her.Then Lucas catches her in a daring act of burglary. And he proposes a devil's bargain-- give him an heir...or be exposed. Vowing to hide the devastating secret in her past, Emma agrees to share her husband's bed, never dreaming this cold stranger has become a skilled seducer who will sweep her into a world of peril and passion...Review"It's time for the rest of the world to discover what Barbara Dawson Smith's fans have known all along-- this is a can't-miss author."--RomEx Reviews"Every time Barbara Dawson Smith writes a book, she creates a beautiful, heartwarming masterpiece that fills the soul and stimulates the heart. Once Upon A Scandal is a marvelous love story...This future classic is a keeper that is destined to be re-read many times, especially when the reader needs an emotionally uplifting experience."--Affaire de Coeur"Barbara Dawson Smith is an author everyone should read. You'll be hooked from page one."--Romantic TimesAbout the AuthorBarbara Dawson SmithCall me a chronic dreamer, but I love a good book. Like everyone else, I get caught up in carpooling for my two daughters, taking out the garbage, and paying the bills. Reading is my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the reward for a long day's work. Even after writing twelve romance novels of my own, I still love to escape into the magical world of another writer's imagination.For your reading pleasure, I've included a bonus at the end of the book-- a sneak peek at my next historical romance, The Venus Touch.You can write to me c/o St. Martin's Paperbacks, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010-7848.
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