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Scandalous by Night

Barbara Pierce

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Even among that band of rakes known as les sauvages nobles, Lord Everod’s reputation is truly wicked. Countless willing partners have enjoyed his sensual prowess, but now one lovely innocent has his undivided attention. The alluring Miss Maura Keighly once lost Everod his family’s regard, and almost cost him his life. And no vengeance could be sweeter than the delicious seduction he has planned…Maura is on the verge of marrying another. Yet no sooner has she set foot among the ton than Everod makes himself known, tempting and taunting her by word and deed, filling her days and nights with illicit longing.  His wanton invitation is plain, yet Maura’s passionate response blindsides them both. For the first time, Everod feels something more potent than lust. Simple surrender will never be enough; Everod must possess Maura completely. But the past cannot be so easily forgotten—and some desires are even more dangerous than revenge…

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Chapter One

February 3, 1811, Worrington Hall

Just as I thought," Georgette Lidsaw, Countess of Worrington, said as she peered at her niece’s reflection through the looking glass. "The necklace suits you. Consider it a gift."

Awed by her aunt’s generosity, Maura Keighly fingered the silver pendant. It was a beautiful old piece. Composed of two hinged pieces of elaborate silver filigree, the necklace’s upper tier had one pearl mounted in the center with two polished silver beads on each side. The bottom portion was in the shape of an upside- down triangle.
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“A remarkable storyteller, Barbara Pierce pens captivating romances that are not to be missed!”—Lorraine Heath, USA Today bestselling author

“Pierce plays upon our wicked fantasies…sizzling desire.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

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  • Barbara Pierce

  • Having a rich English ancestry that can be traced back to the 1500s, BARBARA PIERCE credits her grandmother and the romantic family tales she was told as a child for inspiring her early fascination with English history.

    Striving to balance her love of history with the need to tell a compelling story, she debuted in 2000 with A Desperate Game. Since then, she has created two successful family series, the Bedegraynes and the Carlisles.

  • Barbara Pierce © Christopher J. Happel Studio
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