She was his ruin.
Ada Hanniford is an oddity. An American heiress, a beauty, she's sowed her wild oats and paid the price in sly rumors. Preferring politics to promenades, she rebuffs the toffs who would seduce her for the fun of it or propose to marry her merely for her millions.
Embracing impending spinsterhood, she meets a man who fascinates her with tales of his adventures in exotic lands. She's charmed by his kisses and his sense of honor.
Then one night, he braves society to save her reputation...and in the act, destroys his own.
He was her salvation.
Victor Cole is a survivor. A man who has buried a disgrace so scandalous he had to sail thousands of miles away to wipe away the stain.
When he meets Ada, he cannot let another man claim her. But when one shames her, Victor must rescue her. In saving her, he stirs scandal once more...and destroys his own bright prospects.
Can they ever be happy together if others cannot forget their regrettable pasts?
If you love swoon-worthy historical romance, starring endearing heroes, sassy heroines and a family of irresistible charmers, this book is for you! Buy SCANDALOUS HEIRESS to begin your journey!
SCANDALOUS HEIRESS is the fourth book in THOSE NOTORIOUS AMERICANS series but can also be read as a standalone novel.
Book 1: Wild Lily (Lily and Julian)
Book 2: Daring Widow (Marianne and Remy)
Book 3: Sweet Siren (Liv and Killian)
Book 4: Scandalous Heiress (Ada and Victor)
Book 5: Title, TBD. (Camille and her mystery lover!)
SCANDALOUS HEIRESS is a full length novel.
About the Author
Cerise DeLand loves to write about dashing heroes and the sassy women they adore. Whether she’s penning historical romances or contemporaries, she’s praised for her poetic elegance and accuracy of detail.
An award-winning author of more than 50 novels, she’s been published since 1991 by Pocket Books, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington and independent presses. Her books have been monthly selections of the Doubleday Book Club and the Mystery Guild. Plus she’s won rave reviews from Romantic Times, Affair de Coeur, Publisher’s Weekly and more.
To research, she’s dived into the oldest texts and dustiest library shelves. She’s also traveled abroad, trusty notebook and pen in hand, to visit the chateaux and country homes she loves to people with her own imaginary characters.
And at home every day? She loves to cook, hates to dust, goes swimming at least once a week and tries (desperately) to grow vegetables in her backyard in south Texas!