Love, honor, revenge they are all here. London's most notorious gamster has been used by a passionate beauty who has turned the tabels on him. He finds out she is the proud daughter of his bitterest enemy.
Dangerous, wild, reckless, those were the words that passed through Serena Ward's mind the moment Julian
Raynor entered the gaming hall.
Seductive, Fiery, Treacherous, she had used him for her own scheming purposes.
From Publishers Weekly
When London aristocrat Serena Ward disguises herself as an actress for the Jacobite cause, she does not count on attracting the amorous attention of Julian Raynor, owner of a popular gaming club--and die-hard anti-Jacobite. Their first encounter is a study in mistaken identity and sensuality that results in Serena's downfall. Julian, who blames Serena's father for his family's misfortunes, plans to exact revenge by marrying Serena. Tricked into marriage, Serena finds it difficult to maintain her icy reserve toward Julian, and the attraction she feels for him soon turns to love. In the age-old tradition of love never running smoothly, behind the scenes machinations and treachery ensure that the lovers have much to conquer before they can attain happiness. Thornton, author of six previous historicals, delivers unique plot twists and sharply drawn characters. She uses enforced separation, a genre taboo, to her advantage as she develops conflict. Her knowledge of the Georgian era is evident and lends period flavor to this satisfying read.
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