Wickedly Ever After

Pleasure Emporium

Michelle Marcos

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After discovering her fiancé in the arms of a courtesan, Lady Athena McAlister comes to a frightful realization: Most men prefer the company of their mistresses to their wives. How can she, and other brides-to-be, become both wife and mistress to a man? In her quest for knowledge, she begs her grandfather to let her start a finishing school for marriageable ladies. There she and her friends discreetly invite London’s most notorious rakes to educate them on the art of seducing a man.

Marshall Hawkesworth’s sister has become far too knowledgeable about the ways of sex, and he suspects that her new finishing school is to blame. Marshall poses as a lecturer on several topics, including sensual kissing, and he soon finds Lady Athena to be a most apt pupil. But before he has her school shut down for good, he’s determined to give her a few private lessons she won’t soon forget…

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Chapter One

Twice upon a time, Athena McAllister thought she had found the man of her dreams.

The first time it happened she was fifteen years old. He was sixteen, blond- haired, and beautiful, the second son of a viscount who was on holiday from boarding school abroad. He spoke to her politely, as a proper young gentleman should, but stared over her ginger-colored head at a lovelier young woman at the ball.

At nineteen she met another man, a viscount in his own right. He was twenty, blond- haired, and beautiful, and he expressed nothing but admiration

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Praise for Wickedly Ever After


“A scrumptiously sensual and delightfully witty historical romance…I absolutely loved this story.  Brimming with mystery, humor, witty repartee, an interesting plot, charismatic characters and intrigue, this book is a winner!  I look forward to reading Ms. Marcos' future works as well as those she already has out.  I highly recommend WICKEDLY EVER AFTER to anyone looking for a terrific read.” –Romance Junkies



"Marcos gives readers another taste of desire and danger, along with an enticing adventure/mystery in the second Pleasure Emporium novel. Strong and likable characters, as well as a unique setting, should have readers longing for the next installment."  (4 /12 stars!) --Romantic Times Book Reviews
"Michelle Marcos infuses plenty of humor and suspense into this historical tale which readers won't want to put down."  —Romance Junkies

"A talented storyteller, Marcos gives a very human face to all her characters and the moral dilemmas and situations they face. A solid gold read!"  —Fresh Fiction

"A unique and delightful story. For a really enjoyable summer's fare, readers won't want to miss GENTLEMEN BEHAVING BADLY."  —Romance Reviews Today

"When I want a great historical romance, I'll reach for anything by Michelle Marcos!"
Lisa Kleypas, bestselling author of Mine Till Midnight


"Debut author Marcos delivers a refreshing, creative take on the typical Regency, carried by the spirited April and buoyed throughout by lively plot twists."  —Publishers Weekly

"Her heroine is a spunky delight, and her dark, hostile hero is an ideal foil. With this light, entertaining and enjoyable story, Marcos displays talents that are sure to grow with each new title."  —Romantic Times Book Reviews

"WHEN A LADY MISBEHAVES is the first in a bold and original new series by a bold and creative new voice in the romance world.  Michelle Marcos is impressive in her debut.  The characters in WHEN A LADY MISBEHAVES are complex and immensely fascinating, the story is imaginative, and the plotting is excellent. Ms. Marcos makes some clever twists on the traditional romance. I highly recommend WHEN A LADY MISBEHAVES...newcomer Michelle Marcos is an author to take note of."  —Romance Reviews Today

"This rags- to-riches story by debut author [Marcos] absolutely sizzles. WHEN A LADY MISBEHAVES is beautifully done and I highly recommend it."  —Fresh Fiction

"WHEN A LADY MISBEHAVES is loaded with smolder and charm...It was a joy to read this inventive, sexy and ultimately moving story." —Lisa Kleypas, bestselling author of Mine Till Midnight

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Michelle Marcos

MICHELLE MARCOS is a native of Miami, Florida. Having worked as both an English teacher and an actress, she writes romance to celebrate perfect love.

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Wickedly Ever After
Michelle Marcos

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St. Martin's Paperbacks
June 2009
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ISBN: 9781429925150
ISBN10: 1429925159
4 3/16 x 6 1/8 inches, 320 pages

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