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Publisher Description

First impressions can be most deceiving!

Under the tutelage of her strict father, then that of an equally strict husband twice her age, Nessa, Lady Haughton, has been trained all her life to be a model of English propriety and virtue. But beneath the inexperienced young widow’s oh-so-prim exterior, she craves a taste of the wickedness she has always been denied. Now that she is finally free, she intends to satisfy that craving!

Notorious rakehell and war hero Jack Ashecroft finds himself unexpectedly elevated to Marquis of Foxhaven. But to claim the fortune that goes with the title, Jack must renounce his wild ways and establish himself as a respectable member of Society. The surest, quickest path, he is certain, will be to find and wed a woman beyond reproach—if one will have him.

When Jack and Nessa meet, each thinks the other is exactly the ticket to the changes they are seeking. Sparks will fly when they discover each other’s true goals—especially if it’s already too late to turn back!

A sparkling prequel to the Saint of Seven Dials series

January 30
Dolphin Star Press
Brenda Hiatt Barber

Customer Reviews

Eitel19 ,

Great story

I have read this twice now as I love this kind of story. I have my iPad for several years and have lost my husband almost 5 years ago. I am on a limited budget now but I buy a book or two every month. Being a former Navy wife of a career .Navy man we had a good life . Thanks for a good story.

pita1003 ,

Scandalous Virtue

Very good book

Yaya8603 ,


About halfway through the novel, I realized that this was going to have a very predictable ending. The groom was put in a position that would not look good to his new bride...and you can guess the rest. I assumed that this ensuing confusion would last the rest of the novel. I was wrong. The author kept throwing surprises that keep the reader engaged. The wrap up was a little quick for their last adventure, but as the book is a romance novel and not an adventure story, it can be excused. I liked it and will probably read it again.

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