Innocence Undone (Kingsland Series #1)
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Innocence Undone (Kingsland Series #1)

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by Kat Martin
     
 

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Jessica Fox wasn't always the beautiful, composed young woman who is the toast of the London ton. Born in poverty, Jessica wandered the streets until fate found her a guardian in the aging Marquess of Belmore. Now, it is fate she tempts with her longing for the Marquess's son, the arrogant and handsome Captain Mathew Seaton.

Upon his return from the sea, Matthew

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Overview

Jessica Fox wasn't always the beautiful, composed young woman who is the toast of the London ton. Born in poverty, Jessica wandered the streets until fate found her a guardian in the aging Marquess of Belmore. Now, it is fate she tempts with her longing for the Marquess's son, the arrogant and handsome Captain Mathew Seaton.

Upon his return from the sea, Matthew is forced to confront the sensuous beauty he believes has set her sights on the Belmore title. Though his mind tells him to beware, his blood boils with thoughts of luring her into his bed. To win his love, Jessica will do anything. But when desire flames and the dark shadow of her childhood lengthens, she risks everything she has dreamed of in a dangerous dance of denial.

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Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
Jessica Fox has had a thing for Matthew Seaton, Earl of Strickland, since the days when she was the little hellion he spanked for throwing rotten apples at his clean uniform. The daughter of a prostitute, she should by rights have become one too, but Martin would have us believe that she convinced Matt's father, the Marquess of Belmore, to be her guardian. The old man sent her off to a fashionable boarding school and grew to love her like a daughter. Nothing would please him more than the marriage of the two people he loves most, but Matt has plans for a more sensible connection. A secondary couple is darker and more interesting; but with them, Martin's Regency takes a sordid turn with yet another spanking. Martin (Midnight Rider) eventually manages to get her two couples to the altar and delivers the goods, if in a somewhat predictable manner.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jessica Fox has had a thing for Matthew Seaton, Earl of Strickland, since the days when she was the little hellion he spanked for throwing rotten apples at his clean uniform. The daughter of a prostitute, she should by rights have become one too, but Martin would have us believe that she convinced Matt's father, the Marquess of Belmore, to be her guardian. The old man sent her off to a fashionable boarding school and grew to love her like a daughter. Nothing would please him more than the marriage of the two people he loves most, but Matt has plans for a more sensible connection. A secondary couple is darker and more interesting; but with them, Martin's Regency takes a sordid turn with yet another spanking. Martin (Midnight Rider) eventually manages to get her two couples to the altar and delivers the goods, if in a somewhat predictable manner. (Jan.)
From the Publisher

“Kat Martin keeps on getting better and better...A premiere historical writer.” —Affaire de Coeur

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312532611
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Series:
Kingsland Series, #1
Edition description:
($4.99 Value Promotion Edition)
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California, where she majored in Anthropology and History. She says her schooling helped to develop her interest in the past.

"I love anything old," Kat says. "I especially love to visit the settings for my books." She and Western writer husband, Larry, often do research in the areas where their novels take place. "We like to say in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a bygone era."

Kat's books have won numerous awards and been published in a number of foreign countries. She is currently working on her next historical romance.

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