Selfless widow Lauren Applegate Harris is determined to retrieve the deed to her beloved father-in-law’s estate, lost during one of his drunken gambling spells, even if it means offering herself as a courtesan to the Earl of Sutton, who seized the land. No one need know Lauren’s other motive: secretly, she’s always longed to dabble, just a little, in sin!
The handsome earl is frankly amused. Clearly this winsome and delicate lady has no experience at such wicked behavior. Yet drawn by her beauty and thinking to teach her a lesson, he agrees. But after a few weeks of pleasure, it’s the earl who finds he has the most to learn, as an outrageous proposal turns into a delightfully amorous tryst with possibilities no one could have predicted. But can love grow from such shocking—and duplicitous—beginnings?
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About Nicole Byrd
Nicole Byrd is the pseudonym for the mother/daughter writing team of Cheryl Zach and Michelle Place. Cheryl Zach was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame in 1996.
Published by Berkley Apr 01, 2008| 304 Pages| ISBN 9781101207178