CAN AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
Eight years ago, a tall handsome stranger entered Lizzie Allbright's bedchamber and consummated a marriage of the utmost necessity. The Marquis of Steyne agreed to wed and bed Lord Bute's admittedly lovely daughter to pay off his mother's gambling debts. But once the deed was done, Steyne's lawfully-wedded wife vanished into the London night…
LEAD TO EVERLASTING LOVE?
Years later, Steyne has nearly forgotten about his runaway bride. But when he suddenly finds himself in need of an heir, he has no choice but to track her down. Living happily in a small village under an assumed name, Lizzie is surprised to see her husband—and to feel such a strong attraction to him. But she is downright shocked when he asks her to bear him a son. How can they possibly repeat the heated encounter of their ill-fated wedding night without falling hopelessly in love?...in Christina Brooke's stunningly sexy Regency, The Wickedest Lord Alive.
Christina Brooke's historical romances are:
"Clever, lush, and lovely."—Suzanne Enoch
"Sensual and passionate."—Publishers Weekly
"Delightful." —Night Owl Romance
Xavier Westruther, Marquis of Steyne, stealthily beds his new bride in the dead of night and makes a quick exit, vowing never to darken her door again. Then the newly despoiled marchioness, formerly Lady Alexandra Simmons, disappears as well. From these breathless first pages, Brooke (The Greatest Lover Ever) deftly weaves a Regency romance full of deception, intrigue, family secrets, and love. Eight years after the ill-fated wedding night, Alexandra is posing as Lizzie Allbright, an ostensibly amnesia-stricken young woman who's been adopted by a parson. She's content but resignedly single as she tends to the ill and aged in sleepy Little Thurston. Her uneventful life changes when Steyne arrives in the village. With a family fortune at stake, Lizzie and Xavier's relationship plays out with a great deal of parry and thrust, as Brooke takes obvious glee in muddling her characters' lives.