Her handsome rescuer is only pretending to be her husband…
Miss Marie LeBon is a brilliant scientist and a determined spinster—until she awakens in a Paris hospital with no memory of the accident that has erased her name and her past. A handsome stranger comes to her rescue, claiming to be her husband…but he’s secretly a British agent, Max D'Avenant, sent to abduct her and learn the truth about a deadly new French weapon. With enemies on all sides, the “newlyweds” go into hiding together, and Max soon finds himself torn between his loyalty to the English Crown...and his love for this enchanting lady he is sworn to betray.
“One of the best romances of the year. Marie and Max are another winning pair of lovers for Thacker, a rising romance star.” -The Detroit Free Press
“Exciting and exquisitely romantic. Shelly Thacker is a virtuoso beyond compare when it comes to creating the perfect romantic adventure tale.” -Affaire de Coeur
“Marvelous and moving. If books were jewels, this one would be a diamond!” -Journey’s End Books
“WOW! What a different story! As a voracious reader of historical romance, it is truly refreshing to find a story that doesn’t just recount one of the 10 common ‘tropes.’ I highly recommend this book.” – Goodreads reviewer
“I loved this book! The tension of what would happen kept me up until three in the morning. I’m looking forward to more by this author.” – Goodreads reviewer
“So emotional from beginning to end, I read it in one sitting! This author knows how to draw all the emotions from her readers.” – Goodreads reviewer
“Wow! I am a VERY picky reader, and I give out very few five-star reviews. But I just can’t say enough good things about A Scoundrel’s Kiss. Sometimes, after reading a string of bad romance novels, a book like this will remind me of why I read romance in the first place. I devoured this book in a day. I just couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended.” – Goodreads reviewer
“Shelly Thacker is a terrific writer! I’m writing this review at 4:30 in the morning as I just couldn’t stop reading. I highly recommend this book and this series.” – Goodreads reviewer
An earlier edition of this novel was published by Avon Books under the title A Stranger’s Kiss. This new Author’s Preferred Edition has been revised by the author.
The Escape with a Scoundrel Series
Daring ladies tangle with dashing lords who are on the wrong side of the law in these dazzling, addictive novels. Each book is a stand-alone steamy historical romance. The Scoundrels series can be enjoyed in any order, so dive in wherever you like and escape today!
Book 1: ESCAPE WITH A SCOUNDREL (Nicholas and Samantha)
Book 2: HER SCOUNDREL EARL (Marcus and Elizabeth)
Book 3: ONE NIGHT WITH A SCOUNDREL (Saxon and Ashiana)
Book 4: A SCOUNDREL’S KISS (Max and Marie)
Love and Betrayal make a Rollercoaster Read!
A Scoundrel‘S Kiss
Escape with a Scoundrel series
by Shelly Thacker
The story begins with Marie Nicole LaBon a young woman of French noble birth with a love for science on the verge of finding what she hopes will end famine for France. She needs to find the means to help her family but instead things go so very wrong and her fertilizer now is a weapon that everyone is after! Marie is in danger after an accident took her memory left her sister dead and her twin brother in prison. Life for poor Marie is about to get worse before it gets better.
Max D’Avenant is a man with many talents but at heart he’s a scientist but hasn’t had luck in love. Love deception angst makes this a powerful and emotional tale. A Great Read I recommend it Highly. I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.