Celeste knew her heart was doomed from the moment roguishly-handsome playboy Lawrence D'Armory swept into her life at the Red Lantern. Son of arguably the most prominent family in New Orleans, their dalliances were confined strictly within the walls of the brothel; the future held no promise for them.
Still, the news of his upcoming nuptials slapped Celeste into reality; the pain only compounded by an invitation no less!
Heartbroken and harboring a secret that could change everything, Celeste refuses to grant Lawrence any further audience with her, no matter how insistent he is. But a secret this huge can't be kept forever. What will he do when he finds out what she's been keeping from him?
Poised against the mystical backdrop of Storyville, New Orleans in 1907, in the nation's only legal red-light district, A Harlot Betrayed is the second book in the Secrets of Storyville series but can be read as a stand-alone story. Series order is recommended to maximize enjoyment however.
Part-historical mystery, part-suspense but as always, full of steamy romance. Intended for mature readers.