Tempting Fortune

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Portia St. Claire's brother has gambled and lost, throwing her into the power of ruthless men. Their price for his life is her virtue, to be auctioned off in London's most notorious brothel...

To retrieve an incriminating letter, Bryght Malloren once broke into a house where he was greeted at pistol point by a resolute woman?a woman he could swear stands before him, masked and trembling, on a madam's auction block...

Unable to leave Portia to ...

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Tempting Fortune (The Malloren World, Book 2)

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Overview

Portia St. Claire's brother has gambled and lost, throwing her into the power of ruthless men. Their price for his life is her virtue, to be auctioned off in London's most notorious brothel...

To retrieve an incriminating letter, Bryght Malloren once broke into a house where he was greeted at pistol point by a resolute woman—a woman he could swear stands before him, masked and trembling, on a madam's auction block...

Unable to leave Portia to such a cruel fate, Bryght turns the private wager into a very public game of seduction, one that confirms his reputation as a shameless rake and keeps all of London society breathless with anticipation. But on a night shimmering with destiny, truth, and passion, those who tempt fortune risk losing everything, including their hearts.

A scandalous new romance of Georgian England by the bestselling author of Forbidden. In this seductive story of sin and redemption, an impoverished lady must mount the auction block to offer her virtue to the highest bidder in order to save the brother she loves.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
When Portia St. Claire's half-brother gambles away the family estate, leaving them penniless, she sets off in search of a wealthy family friend, the Earl of Walgrave, from whom she hopes to secure a loan. Unfortunately, although Walgrave proves elusive, Portia has repeated, disturbing run-ins with handsome and notorious rake Bryght Malloren. Poor, plain and past the usual age for marriage, Portia recognizes that the well-connected Bryght is out of her league; moreover, she despises him as a gambler who, she suspects, contributed to her family's ruin. To her chagrin, she finds him strangely compelling. And Bryght, increasingly captivated, sets himself the difficult tasks of proving to her that they are truly soul mates and that he is not the rogue she thinks him. But circumstances and various scheming associates continually conspire to thwart Bryght's efforts. Beverley's latest fast-paced romp through 18th-century London is tremendous fun, and the hero and heroine are likable and satisfyingly complex. The chemistry between them is compelling, and the well-constructed plot keeps the pages turning. This is romance fiction at its best. (Mar.)
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"This is romance fiction at its best." —Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494552886
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/18/2014
  • Series: Malloren Series, #2
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: MP3 - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Beverley

Jo Beverley is widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today. She is a four-time winner of Romance Writers of America's cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members in the RITA Hall of Fame. She has also recieved the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Born in England, she now lives with her husband and two sons in Victoria, British Columbia, just a ferry ride away from Seattle, WA.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      September 22, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Morecambe, Lancashire, UK
    1. Education:
      Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2008

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    Whew. I just finished it and I was sagging in relief as the happy couple kissed and made up. Did I give away the ending? It was so long in tension, though!!! I really enjoyed the interaction among the family members and between the couple... It's very long though!!! Too long.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    VERY ENJOYABLE

    Loved Portia and the way Bryght fell in love with her cheerful disposition rather than just her simple beauty. Felt the love they held for each other and enjoyed the family loyalties. LORRAINE

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    This was a great book. It has lots of twists and turns, mystery,

    This was a great book. It has lots of twists and turns, mystery, and of course love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2006

    Another Plain Heroine?

    This book is okay, the plot's not so bad and Bryght is fine, but Jo Beverley made the heroine Portia another 'plain Jane' and I'm wondering why nearly all IF not all her heroines border on ugly while the hero's are over-the-top with perfect looks?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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