When the Duke was Wicked
Avon / February 25, 2014 / $7.99 print / $6.64 digital
Lady Grace Mabry’s ample inheritance has made it impossible for her to tell whether a suitor is in love with her - or enamored of her riches. Who better to distinguish beau from blackguard than her notorious childhood friend, the Duke of Lovingdon?
With no interest in marriage, Lovingdon has long lived only for pleasure. He sees little harm in helping Grace find a proper match. After all, he’s familiar with all the ploys a scoundrel uses to gain a woman’s favor. He simply has to teach the lovely innocent how to distinguish honest emotions from false ones. How better than by demonstrating his wicked ways. But as lessons lead to torrid passion and Grace becomes ensnared in another man’s marriage plot, Lovingdon must wage a desperate gamble: Open his heart fully - or risk losing the woman he adores…
Grace and Lovingdon have been friends since childhood and she once harbored a girlish passion for him. But she is all grown up now and is saddened by the transformation of her friend. Lovingdon changed after his wife and daughter died of typhus; he withdrew from good society and has spent the last two years wallowing in drink, gambling and low women.