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Hell To Pay
Leo Bailey may have been born to poverty, but ruthless business sense and sparkling intelligence have made money worries a thing of his past. It doesn't hurt that the Devil himself has granted Leo the ability to read the future.
But even infallible predictions are a déclassé commoner's trick to some members of the ton. They'll never see Leo as their equal--one good reason to prove himself their better. And a noble marriage is an obvious start.
Bookish Anne Hartfield, daughter of a baron, is hardly the flashiest miss on the marriage market. But her thoughtful reserve complements Leo's brash boldness in an attraction neither can deny. A whirlwind courtship sweeps Anne and Leo into a smoldering marriage before either can believe their luck. But happiness built on Leo's dark powers can't last. Soon, Anne will have to save her husband. . .or lose her heart. . .
"Zoë Archer mixes my two favorite things--paranormal and historical--brilliantly!" --Colleen Gleason
Praise for Zoë Archer and Her Novels
"Romantic and wonderfully original." --Shana Abé
"The action explodes on page one and the pace never lets up."--Ann Aguirre
"Crackles with adventure." --Mary Jo Putney
Archer's second 18th-century paranormal (after Devil's Kiss) does not disappoint, striking an impressive balance among plot, character development, and sizzling sensuality. Leopold Bailey is as common as dirt and driven to rub everyone's noses in it. Already deep in a pact with the Devil, whose gift of precognition makes Leo infallible in business, Leo decides to advance himself socially and open up new marks to exploit. Hence his whirlwind marriage to the Honorable Anne Hartfield, penniless daughter of a baron, whose intelligence and strength take Leo far out of his reckoning for the first time in years. Will his infatuation prove enough motivation to reform his wicked ways? There are no surprises in the plot, but Archer is confident enough not to need them the tendrils and thorns of the blossoming relationship between Leo and Anne are engrossing enough.