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"When the ton's most notorious heartbreaker..."
Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society's most sought after match"breaker." Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she's never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be. Until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who'd once taught her an intimate lesson in heartache....
"Meets London's most disreputable rake..."
James Devlin has everything he's always wanted: a title, a rich fiancee and a place in society. But the woman who's just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she'd once claimed his heart, or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away. But because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game....
"Let the seduction begin!"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 104 x 165 x 28mm | 204g
  • Mills & Boon
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0373775830
  • 9780373775835
  • 244,157

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"[A] sinfully amusing and sexy historical." --Booklist on The Confessions of a Duchess
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592 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 20% (116)
4 36% (214)
3 32% (188)
2 9% (53)
1 4% (21)

Our customer reviews

Epic romance tends to guard its deepest, darkest secrets closest to the heart rather than wear them on its sleeve, so pardon James Devlin if he fails to acknowledge his perfect-in-every-way fiancée when he spots his dead wife across the ballroom. No, not zombified, but very much alive and currently seducing a gentleman away from Devlin's sister! Susanna Burney had learned long ago that love is not invincible and has found a lucratrive job in helping disapproving mamas and papas of the ton to break up an unwanted courtship. This was supposed to have been an easy come-hither-and-dash deal, but Susanna did not count on running into her past in the form of a husband she had discarded long ago. Egads - I just realized James Devlin and I are the same age (27) as of a few months ago, and I can hardly say that I have everything I have ever wanted. Back on subject, though, Notorious was a scrumptious feast for this reader who practically inhaled it up her nose! The tension tightly bound like a corset, the love-hate bubbling to a delicious boil, the secrets as decadent as dark chocolate, Nicola Cornick nailed the emotional rollercoaster on the nail and I cried my eyes out. There were some awkward moments in Notorious that felt a little too melodramatic, but these were mostly side-plots that snuck in for a few seconds of pagetime. Otherwise, I loved how Susanna was a match-breaker - I don't think I've run across such a concept before and thought it awfully smart!show more
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