Madame's Deception

Madame's Deception

by Renee Bernard
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Madame's Deception by Renee Bernard

When an innocent takes over a bordello, can her seduction be far behind?

Jocelyn Tolliver believes that her mother's couture business financed her European boarding school education. Imagine her shock when she discovers that her dying mother is the infamous Madame of London's elite Crimson Belle. Promising to care for the bordello and its ladies, Jocelyn, a virginal bookworm, transforms herself and is soon known as the reclusive Madame DeBourcier.

Rakish Alex Randall, Lord Colwick, is determined to win admittance to the intriguing Madame's bed. His outrageous attempts to garner her favor cannot go unnoticed for long. . . . When danger threatens the elegant women of the Belle, Jocelyn strikes a bargain with Alex, hoping he can provide some protection. But Jocelyn's deception forces her and Alex into a passionate battle of wills in which all illusions will be shattered . . . and all desires fulfilled.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416538325
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 08/28/2007
Series: Renee Bernard's Mistress Trilogy Series , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 37,709
File size: 321 KB

About the Author

Renee Bernard is a freelance writer for Romantic Times Bookclub magazine. A Lady's Pleasure is her first novel. She has also written a story, "Mischief's Holiday," for the anthology The School for Heiresses. Renee lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. Visit her website at

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Madame's Deception 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Very good!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Good mystery. Clues all there. Another good one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really wonderful...plot and characters were terrific!
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Renee Bernard ranks right up with Mary Balogh for me. Complex characters, sexy intimate moments and very often real struggle, miscommunication and poor choices.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1861, seventeen years old Jocelyn Tolliver ran away from boarding school when she realized her beloved mother was dying to tend to her. However, mom informs her that Jocelyn is about to become a mistress as she inherits the famous wicked brothel, the Crimson Belle in London Jocelyn was now Madame DeBourcier. Jocelyn figures she will have no trouble running the place even though she is a teen because she assumes she is a chip off the old block. Nine years later Alex Randall has been attracted to Jocelyn since he first saw her. He proposes an offer she cannot refuse that she be his for the summer. As they make love and enjoy each other¿s company, they fall in love. However, as a serial killer is murdering prostitutes, summer draws to a close Jocelyn fears more for her heart than her life. --- This is an entertaining Victorian romance starring two fascinating protagonists especially Jocelyn, the daughter of a courtesan, who believes that she is fulfilling her destiny and her mother¿s death bed wish. The serial killer subplot adds plenty of suspense and serves as a catalyst between the lead couple, but also feels unnecessary as the prime focus is the delightful entertaining romance between the brothel mistress and the aristocrat. --- Harriet Klausner
Honeysweet More than 1 year ago
This book was not what I thought it would be, but I really enjoyed it. I will be reading more from this series for sure! Thies was the second in the sereies, but I was still ok with reading it!