Guilt about their love for each other is steadily destroying their lives…
Since Sharla married the Duke of Wakefield, Ben’s life has slowly crumbled as the knowledge that he is a mere commoner and can never have her eats at his soul.
Sharla hides the truth about her disastrous marriage from everyone, shamed by her failure.
When Ben glimpses a fragment of the awful truth, he knows he must do what he can to help her…and in the process he might just be able to pull his own life from the gutter.
Marriage of Lies is the third book in the spin-off series following the historical romances of Scandalous Sirens. Scandalous Scions brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.
Reader Advisory: This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.
This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
…and more to come!
A Sexy Historical Romance
Praise for the Scandalous Scions series:
If you are familiar with the previous series, I am sure you fell in love with the huge family like I did.
She is a go to author for me when I need a fix of historical romance.
Tracy Cooper-Posey takes us into the staid yet surprisingly bawdy Victorian Era where appearance is everything and secrets are held inside the family.
Thanks once again, Tracy Cooper-Posey, for giving us another great story and for giving me back my love of historical romances.
I love historical romances and this one filled all my likes, from a dashing, wonderful hero, a beautiful strong heroine, a love story to sigh over, side characters that are interesting, and funny, and move the story along.
I can't wait for the next in this wonderful new series.
I don't often give books five stars, but I really enjoyed the mystery that puzzled all of the characters in this story.
I found the entire extended family intriguing because they, the women in particular, are very aware and careful of what society will think, yet they often have made choices that are deemed semi- scandalous.
A wonderful story set in the Victorian era of such strict social conventions and yet the main characters are shimmering with latent sexual tension. What a fabulous juxtaposition!
Another great series is starting and it looks like it will be great just like all the other series by this author.
Tracy Cooper-Posey is a #1 Best Selling Author. She writes romantic suspense, historical, paranormal and science fiction romance. She has published over 90 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.
She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year. Tracy won the award in 2012, and a SFR Galaxy Award in 2016 for “Most Intriguing Philosophical/Social Science Questions in Galaxybuilding” She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University.
She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian Canadian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the book. Wasn’t overrun by to much sex. Liked the story line. Will read more of her books. Kept me interested in reading more.
Love, Love, LOVE it! I'm actually reading it again. I just love the part where Sharla and Ben get into their "one up war" as I love to call it. I giggled so loud that I actually woke the kids! When an author can combine so many things, history, humor, romance, sadness, triumph, joy and it come together so seamlessly, it really is a wonderful read! What are you waiting for? Chapter 1 awaits!!!
For me there is no competition when it comes to Tracy Cooper-Posey's historical romances. This book had it all, with realistic dialogue, an author's obvious love for history, and characters that leap off the pages, I would recommend this book to any readers who enjoys historical romance. OMG, this series of books are amazing! This book is part of the Scandalous Scions series but can be read as a standalone story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader copy of this book.
I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review. As usual Tracy writes another wonderful love story. It may not appear that way in the beginning but that is how it ends. Ben, who is a commoner, is in love with Sharla and has been told he is not good enough to marry her because of his lower station in life. Sharla married to appease her family and because she has been made to feel like it was her duty to marry the Duke. Marriage does not turn out like she thought it would. After two years she is still a virgin and it appears the Duke has ignored her all this time. Ben gets involved in illegal boxing matches which brings drama to the book. The Duke determined they will attend the Great Family gathering where Ben and Sharla reconnect. I love this Great Family that Tracy has created and want to read more about them. In the end things work out for all three of them with a lot of intriguing drama in between. This is a wonderful book and can’t wait for the next edition.
Tracy,Tracy,Tracy, this story was, well all I can think to say, was magnificent. Your creative mind in the telling of this beautiful story was just superb. A woman who marries to please her mother and does all she thinks she's supposed to do to be a good wife; but for more than a year she still has not been in her "marriage bed". We also have a husband who is unaware of the abuses his own mother does to a wife he cannot love, but still believes he's doing what he can to make her comfortable and happy with their situation. In this mix is a man whose has deeply loved her for a very long time and cannot understand why she seems to be so unhappy. When his choices in life become known, they are thrown together and learn not only of their feelings for each other, but uncover her husbands dangerous secrets. I can't wait to read more in this series, a series of a very unconventional family, during a period of very strict Victorian standards. The author has once again given us beautiful, but at times tortured characters, an author who writes with all her feelings, who let's her creative juices lead the way. I recommend this book and series to lovers of historical romance that includes twist, turns, humor, danger and grand, sensual love. Oh I can't wait to read the next book.