To Wed A Scandalous Spy

Royal Four (Volume 1)

Celeste Bradley

St. Martin's Paperbacks

Lovely, high born Willa Trent was an orphan, raised by a local, somewhat odd family in the country, who want nothing but the best for their girl. So when she drags the unconscious man she accidentally hit with a slingshot home, they arrange a hasty marriage and pack the couple off with best wishes. Armed with a groggy husband and a new future, Willa's pie-eyed optimism has no limits...until she discovers the secret, dangerous world of Nathaniel Stonewell, Earl of Reardon, a.k.a. "Lord Treason."

Though Nathaniel is reviled by most of England for his devious plot against the Crown, he is, in reality, a member of an elite cadre of secret royal defenders on a daring undercover mission. He must keep his secrets at all cost, especially from Willa. And yet, he is enchanted...though he stubbornly refuses to surrender to his passion. Far better, he tells himself, to turn his back on love than risk everything for it. Luckily, his bride has other plans...


Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1
Another day, another suitor carried off in pieces.
Willa Trent sighed as she bent to pluck a stone from the country lane. Poor Timothy, so young to be scarred for life. He’d been so brave about it all.
“Don’t fret, Miss Willa,” he’d said. “I’m sure to be up and walking in no time.” And he’d smiled at her even while his leg was being splinted and his bleeding head was wrapped.
Well, no more. From now on, the affliction would be hers to bear alone. Not that it had ever harmed her directly, but then, if a future of lonely


Praise for To Wed A Scandalous Spy

The Pretender
"Totally entertaining."--New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn

"An engaging, lusty tale, full of adventure and loaded with charm."--Gaelen Foley, USA Today bestselling author of Lord of Ice

"Bursting with adventure and sizzling, Bradley certainly knows how to combine engaging characters with excitement, sensuality, and a strong plot."-Booklist (starred)

"Bursting with adventure and sizzling passion to satisfy the most daring reader."--Romantic Times

"A charming heroine and a dashing spy hero make The Pretender a riveting read...entertained me thoroughly from beginning to end."--Sabrina Jeffries, USA Today bestselling author of After the Abduction

The Impostor
"Bradley carefully layers deception upon deception, keeping the intrigue level high and the tone bright...Readers will race through this delightful comedy of errors and eagerly anticipate the next installment."-Publishers Weekly

"With delicious characters and a delectable plot, Bradley delivers another enticing read brimming with the mayhem and madness that come with falling in love when you least expect it. The devilishly funny double identities, witty dialogue and clever twists will captivate."-Romantic Times (Top Pick)

"Don't miss this second book of the Liar's Club series. With humor, passion and mystery, it's absolutely delightful in every way! I can't wait for the next one." -Old Book Barn and Gazette

The Spy
"Only a clever wordsmith can make this complex, suspenseful tale work so perfectly. Bradley pulls us into the wonderful world of the Liar's Club and gives us a nonstop read brimming with puzzle after puzzle...delicious characters and a delectable plot, Bradley delivers another enticing read."
-Romantic Times

par"With its wonderfully witty writing, superbly matched protagonists, and intrigue-steeped plot, the third of Bradley's Liars Club historicals is every bit as much fun as The Pretender and The Imposter." - Booklist

"A must for readers of the Liar's Club series and a good bet for those who haven't yet started...I unhesitatingly recommend." -All About Romance

"Ms. Bradley has an effortless style to her prose." -The Romance Reader

"A Top Pick...the best of [The Liar's Club] so far. Bless Celeste Bradley...She just seems to get better at it as she goes along." -Romance Reader at Heart

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  • Celeste Bradley

  • Celeste Bradley is the New York Times bestselling author of Scoundrel in My DreamsDesperately Seeking a Duke, and the Royal Four and Liars Club series, among many others. Prior to giving writing a try, Celeste was a professional artist. Believing that storytelling is as much of an art form, she applies those skills to writing. She is a two-time RITA Nominee and winner of the prestigious Historical Storyteller of the Year from Romantic Times Book Reviews. Mother of two teen divas, Southern-born Celeste lives in the Southwest. Her hobbies include gardening, jewelry making and collage. She feels very strongly that literacy can change lives.
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