When She Was Wicked

When She Was Wicked

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SOME RULES SIMPLY BEG TO BE BROKEN A dressmaker in London's busiest shop, Miss Anabelle Honeycote overhears the ton's steamiest secrets - and (occasionally) uses them to her advantage. It isn't something she's proud of, but the reluctant blackmailer needs the money to care for her gravely ill mother. To make up for her misdeeds, Anabelle keeps to a firm set of rules: Never request payment from someone who cannot afford it. Never reveal the secrets of a paying client. Never enter into any form of social interaction with a client. Her list keeps her (somewhat) honest - until she encounters Owen Sherbourne, the Duke of Huntford. Not only does Owen nip Anabelle's extortion plans in the bud, the devilishly handsome duke soon has the sexy seamstress dreaming of more than silk and satin. With Owen, Anabelle enjoys pleasures she never imagined ...until a scandal from the past resurfaces. Now her rules could mean his family's ruin. Owen's searing kisses carry the promise of passion, but how will he react when Anabelle's most devastating secret is finally revealed?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 106 x 172 x 30mm | 199.58g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • FOREVER
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1455513326
  • 9781455513321
  • 347,642

About Anne Barton

Anne Barton began swiping romance novels off her mum's bookshelf as a teenager, so when she had the chance to spend a semester in London - home to her favorite heroes - she packed her bags and promptly fell in love with the city, its history and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead. Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anne found her way back to writing the stories she loves and in 2011 won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart(R) for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband (who, sadly, is not a peer of the realm - but a great guy nonetheless) and her three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute-but-impractical shoes, and caffeinated beverages of all kinds.show more

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"Break out the bubbly for Anne Barton's delightful debut!" Vicky Dreiling"show more
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