He's a reclusive Earl with a painful secret that's kept him from knowing a lover's touch.
She's a sheltered debutante tired of living by society's rules.
But when she's forced from the ballroom to the brothel, Lily discovers the dark thrill of falling from grace...and into the arms of a man who could destroy her as easily as he saved her.
Lily Chadwick has spent her life playing the respectable debutante. But when an unscrupulous moneylender snatches her off the street and puts her up for auction at a pleasure house, she finds herself in the possession of a man who fills her with breathless terror and impossible yearning.
Though the Earl of Harte claimed Lily with the highest bid, he hides a painful secret—one that has kept him from knowing the pleasure of a lover's touch. Even the barest brush of skin brings him physical pain, and he's spent his life keeping the world at arm's length. But there's something about Lily that maddens him, bewitches him, compels him...and drives him toward the one woman brave and kind enough to heal his troubled heart.
"Are you afraid?"
"Yes," she replied in a soft voice. "But I love the way you frighten me."
Fallen Ladies series:
Luck Is No Lady (Book 1)
The Untouchable Earl (Book 2)
Lord of Lies (Book 3)
What Reviewers are saying about Luck Is No Lady:
"Smart and Sexy."—Booklist
"SEXY AS SIN!"—Addicted to Romance
"Lively plot, engaging characters and heated love scenes make this a page-turner…Sandas has created a book readers will enjoy."—RT Book Reviews
In Sandas's steamy second Fallen Ladies Regency (after Luck Is No Lady), debutante Lily Chadwick chases after passion, having been sexually awakened by erotic novels she reads surreptitiously under her covers. Avenell Slade, the Earl of Harte, incites a great deal of ardor in Lily and frequently gazes lustfully at her, but he scorns her company and jolts away from her slightest touch. Lily's father's recent death and a mound of unpaid bills force her and her younger sister, Portia, to hawk themselves on the marriage mart while elder sister Emma chaperones. When the debts come due faster than expected, Lily is kidnapped by a moneylender and destined for ruin until Lord Harte intervenes. Sandas's emphasis on the sexy portions of the story makes it easy to tolerate the awkward sentence structure and a flimsy wisp of a plot; if a titillating romance is the goal, this will do just fine.