American Title Finalist
Finalist Best First Historical, Romantic Times
Three dead husbands, one desperate proposal...
POLICE BELIEVE WICKED WIDOW LEFT THE CITY!
Morgan Turner is a wanted woman. After accidentally killing her third husband, the former English noblewoman flees Philadelphia and lands in Victorian Boston. Destitute, she breaks into the offices of Ward Montgomery, the kind-hearted captain of the ship that brought her to America. When he catches her, the attraction that simmered between them during that voyage flares. Concealing her deadly past, Morgan offers to become his mistress.
Ward has secrets of his own. Far from being a mere sea captain, he’s a member of Boston Society and has pledged his life to restoring honor to his family name, ruined by his lecherous father. He must live a proper Boston life and marry a proper Boston woman. If it’s discovered that he’s keeping a mistress, his family, his name and everything he’s ever fought for will be destroyed. Lost in the throes of desire, though, Ward persuades himself he can keep the affair hidden. He doesn’t bargain on falling in love with his mistress. And Morgan doesn’t bargain on Philadelphia’s determination to bring a murderer, the notorious Wicked Widow, to justice. . .
Formerly published as Wicked Woman