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Tempting the Heiress

Barbara Pierce

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Beloved author Barbara Pierce sweeps readers back to the family and the saga that captivated our hearts---the Bedagraynes of London---in this unforgettable tale of a love that would not die. . .

Brock Bedagrayne, the eldest son of the Bedagrayne siblings has secretly longed for Amara Claeg, the daughter of a baron, for what seems like an eternity. When he learns that Amara's parents have arranged for her to wed the wealthy, ruthless Lord Cornley, he is outraged but knows he cannot prevent the nuptials. One night changes Brock's life forever when he and Cornley engage in a druken brawl at a gaming hall, and Cornley is fatally wounded, forcing Brock to flee England.

Several years have passed, and Amara is still haunted by memories of a night that shattered her world. Now her father has presented her with the man who is to be her new betrothed, and though she harbors no love for him, she must accept or she will be disowned. Then Brock returns, determined to claim her and she is drawn to a deep desire she cannot ignore---to a man who has vowed to win her heart no matter the cost. Yet surrendering to her forbidden dream is more perilous than she could have imagined for the past has returned with a vengeance, and it will take all the power of a man in love to save her. . .

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  CHAPTER ONELondon, 1810

It was a cunning ambush. Amara Claeg had certainly underestimated the gentleman’s daring. As the tolling bell signaled the imminent commencement of Vauxhall Garden’s eleven o’clock fireworks, Matteo Taldo, Conte Prola, took advantage of the situation. Anticipating their party’s distracted eagerness to depart the dark avenue in search of a splendid viewing location, the Italian gallant culled her from the crowd and pushed her deeper into the shadowed elm grove. Her objections were promptly silenced by a ravishing kiss. Such intensity
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Praise for Tempting the Heiress

"Barbara Pierce's star continues to rise!"--Gaelen Foley, USA Today bestselling author of Lady of Desire

"Masterful storyteller, Barbara Pierce pens captivating romances that are not to be missed!"--Lorraine Heath USA Today bestselling author of Love with a Scandalous Lord

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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. She next introduced readers to the Bedegrayne family with A Lady's Mischief and A Gentleman at Heart. Barbara currently lives near Atlanta with her husband and three children.
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