A Shocking Delight

A Shocking Delight

by Jo Beverley

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Overview

From New York Times bestselling author Jo Beverley comes a captivating Regency romance in which a lady must risk it all to win the heart of an infamous Earl...

Lucinda Potter, daughter of a wealthy merchant, is more interested in trade than in the men after her dowry. When forced to have a London season, Lucy sets out to enjoy herself rather than to find a husband. But once she meets the notorious Earl of Wyvern, her resolve weakens, and when they kiss, it dissolves—even though her instincts warn he’s dangerous.

Wyvern has a dark secret, which means he must win a rich bride. Lucy seems ideal—not for her beauty and her lively charm, but because at first meeting she seems unlikely to realize the truth...

As he comes to really know her with each intoxicating kiss, Wyvern realizes she’s too clever and honest by far. Marrying Lucy would mean living a lie with the woman he has come to love.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451468017
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Series: Rogue Series , #15
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 594,784
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jo Beverley was the New York Times bestselling author of the Rogue series and numerous other romance novels. Widely regarded as one of the most talented romance writers today, she was a five-time winner of Romance Writers of America’s cherished RITA Award and one of only a handful of members of the RWA Hall of Fame. She also twice received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She had two grown sons and lived with her husband in England. Jo Beverley passed away in May 2016.

Date of Birth:

September 22, 1947

Place of Birth:

Morecambe, Lancashire, UK

Education:

Degrees in English and American Studies, Keele University, Staffs, 1970

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"RITA Award-winning Beverley returns to her impeccably crafted Regency-set Company of Rogues world with another thrilling romance. Scenes set in both London and Devonshire are handled with perfect aplomb, and the chemistry Beverley brews up between David (first introduced as a smuggling master in The Dragon´s Bride, 2001) and Lucy is pure passion."—Booklist

"A notorious nobleman who needs to marry for money, a merchant's daughter who's more clever than he thinks, and a handful of characters reprised from Beverley's beloved "Rogues" novels meet in a fast-paced, rugged, swashbuckling exploit with strong ties to The Dragon's Bride; with all of Beverley's trademark sensuality, humor, and flair."—Library Journal

Raves for the novels of Jo Beverley
 
“Ms. Beverley’s opulent descriptions of the glittering ton with their witty dialogues and lively dalliances set against a dark background of intrigue continues to elevate this series beyond the normal historical romance.”—Smexy Books
 
“A fabulous, intelligent tale.”—Genre Go Round Reviews
 
“Extraordinary storyteller Beverley mixes witty repartee, danger, and simmering sensuality with her strong and engaging characters, including a fetching Papillon, in this delightful, delicious gem of a book.”—Romantic Times (Top Pick)
 
“With wit and humor, Jo Beverley proves a wonderful 18th-century romance starring two amiable lead characters whose first encounter is one of the best in recent memory. The tale is filled with non-stop action.”—The Best Reviews
 
“[E]nchanting…a delightful blend of wit, intrigue, and emotional victories.”—The State (South Carolina)
 
“[Readers] will be engrossed by this emotionally packed story of great love, tremendous courage and the return of those attractive and dangerous men known as the Rogues.”—Joan Hammond
 
“[Beverley] can be counted on to come up with clever and creative ways of mixing passion and intrigue to create a beguiling love story.”—Booklist
 
“A delightful, intricately plotted, and sexy romp.” —Library Journal
 
“I found myself enjoying every minute of the relationship in this story of love, hope, and increments of witty humor. As usual, a Malloren novel is a keeper.” —Rendezvous
 
“A well-crafted story and an ultimately very satisfying romance.”—The Romance Reader
 
“Jo [Beverley] has truly brought to life a fascinating, glittering, and sometimes dangerous world.”—Mary Jo Putney
 
“Another triumph.”—Affaire de Coeur
 
“Wickedly delicious. Jo Beverley weaves a spell of sensual delight with her usual grace and flair.”—Teresa Medeiros
 
“A fast-paced adventure with strong, vividly portrayed characters...wickedly, wonderfully sensual and gloriously romantic.”—Mary Balogh

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