A Desperate Lord...
As rebel, soldier, hero, and spy, Kenneth Wilding had never known defeat. But nothing can save his heritage when he returns from the wars to an empty title and a ravaged estate. Nothing—until a stranger offers a devil's bargain: financial salvation in return for Kenneth's special subversive skills. Reluctantly Kenneth enters the household of the greatest artist in England to unmask a terrible crime. Instead, he discovers something infinitely more dangerous: a tantalizing new way of life and an irresistible woman. Everything he has always wanted—and can never have.
A Scandalous Lady...
Her reputation ruined by a disastrous elopement, tempestuous Rebecca Seaton withdraws to her attic studio and buries herself in her painting. Then Kenneth Wilding sweeps into her life with his pirate's face and poet's soul. Warily they slide into a duel of desire that brings both searing risks and shattering fulfillment. But Kenneth's secret mission comes between them, unleashing a danger that threatens Rebecca's life even as passion sweeps them into a river of fire that transforms their very souls…
Books in the Fallen Angels series:
Book 1: Thunder & Roses
Book 2: Dancing on the Wind
Book 3: Petals in the Storm
Book 4: Angel Rogue
Book 5: Shattered Rainbows
Book 6: River of Fire
Book 7: One Perfect Rose
"In this Regency romance, Putney offers a strong romantic relationship, good writing and memorable characters, and a portrayal of the London art world filled with jealousy and passion."
About the Author
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney's novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs, three Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, and the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, she has had numerous books listed among Library Journal's and Booklist's top romances of the year.
On his return from the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Kenneth Wilding rides to Sutterton Hall to claim his inheritance, only to discover that his father has ruined the estate. The only way to salvage it and provide a dowry for his sister is to accept his creditor's bargain: Wilding's debt will be forgiven, if he infiltrates a prominent painter's household and solves a murder. Wilding takes a job as secretary to the painter, but finds his task complicated by his growing attraction to his employer's daughter and by his own secret yearning to paint. The mystery itself is little more than a plot device, until the end of the book, by which time the villain will be obvious to most readers. But in this Regency romance, Putney (Uncommon Vows) offers a strong romantic relationship, good writing and memorable characters, and a portrayal of the London art world filled with jealousy and passion.