I had heard the gossip. Who in London hadn’t? But whether or not the elusive Venus Duras would favor one of her numerous suitors didn’t concern me. After all, I had a surfeit of obliging lovers. And then I bumped into her. Literally.
She was utterly enchanting, the most dazzling creature I had ever seen. I knew she had to be mine. But she was aware of my reputation and thought me a libertine. When I invited her to a dinner party, she gave me the cut direct.
Within hours our heated encounter became the talk of the town. Who could resist a wager or two on the delicious possibilities? Could I conquer the unconquerable Miss Duras? Would she resist or succumb to my legendary powers of seduction?
It became a luscious game and tantalizing spectacle–wildly provocative, uncertain in outcome, a delight and fascination to all society. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever meet my match. But then, I never dreamed I would meet a real-life Venus.
Author of a dozen national bestsellers, award-winner Susan Johnson beguiles once more with this breathtaking novel, a blend of scandalous adventure, sensual love, and more than just… A Touch of Sin.
Beatrix Grosvenor couldn’t have been caught in a more compromising position: locked in a Parisian apartment with the body of a murdered man. She could only hope that the charismatic stranger who found her would believe her story of abduction and assassination, and free her to return to her young son in England.
But Pasha Duras was not about to let her escape so easily. The renowned libertine didn’t believe Trixi’s fanciful tale, but there was no denying the temptation of her beauty. He would accompany her home, on a sensual journey that would begin with the most tantalizing of seductions–and end with a dangerous discovery.
Trixi’s enemies were real. Her child was at their mercy… and Pasha’s newly awakened heart may prove to be his undoing.
Through eleven nationally bestselling books, award winner Susan Johnson has won a legion of fans for her lushly romantic historical novels. Now she delivers her most thrilling tale yet–a searing blend of rousing adventure and wild, forbidden love…
Married against her will to the brutal Russian general who conquered her people, Countess Teo Korsakova has never known what it means to want a man…until now. Trapped behind enemy lines, held captive by her husband’s most formidable foe, she should fear for her life. But all Teo feels in General Andre Duras’s shattering presence is breathless passion. France’s most victorious commander, Andre knows that he should do the honorable thing, knows too that on the eve of battle he cannot afford so luscious a distraction. Yet something about Teo lures him to do the unthinkable: to seduce his enemy’s wife, and to let himself love a woman who can never be his.
Serena Blythe’s plan to escape a life of servitude had gone terribly awry. So she took the only course left to her. She sneaked aboard a sleek yacht about to set sail–and found herself face-to-face with a dangerous, sensual stranger. Beau St. Jules, the Earl of Rochefort, had long surpassed his father’s notoriety as a libertine. Less well known was his role as intelligence-gatherer for England. Yet even on a mission to seek vital war information, he couldn’t resist practicing his well-polished seduction on the beautiful, disarmingly innocent stowaway. And in the weeks to come, with battles breaking out on the continent and Serena’s life in peril, St. Jules would risk everything to rescue the one woman who’d finally captured his heart.
Determined to nullify her engagement to a man she does not love, Chelsea Ferguson asks Sinjun St. John, Duke of Seth, to take her to bed and ruin her reputation, never suspecting that she would find love in the process.