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Unbound

Unbound

Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley

St. Martin's Griffin

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London's most celebrated courtesan, The Blackbird, was a woman before her time—uninhibited, financially independent, and free to live by her own rules. Schooled in the sensual arts by the one man she loved the most, she recorded every wicked detail in her diaries…

When Boston museum curator Piper Chase-Pierpont unearths The Blackbird's steamy memoirs, she's aroused and challenged by what she finds. Could the courtesan's diaries be used as a modern girl's guide to finding love and empowerment? One curious curator—and one very lucky man—are about to find out… in Unbound by Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley.

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Boston, Present Day
This time, she really meant it. She would read just one more page and call it a night:
A large, masculine hand ran up the bare flesh of my thigh. The masked lover I knew only as "Sir"...

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Praise for Unbound

The Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man is a bold, daring and incredibly sexy romance. Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan have outdone themselves!” —Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

“Bradley has done it again: created a memorable Runaway Brides story that fills your heart with joy and laughter, mixed with tears. Even though fans of this series realize who the adorable Melody's father must be, it's still a pleasure to read. Let your spirit fly and savor this wondrous read!” —RT Book reviews (4 1/2 stars, Top Pick!) on SCOUNDREL IN MY DREAMS

“Bradley doesn't disappoint with the second in her Runaway Brides trilogy, which is certain to have readers laughing and crying. Her characters leap off the page, especially little three year old Melody, the precocious "heroine," and her three fathers. There's passion, adventure, non-stop action and secrets that make the pages fly by.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (4 1/2 stars, Top Pick!) on ROGUE IN MY ARMS

“When it comes to crafting fairy tale–like, wonderfully escapist historicals, Bradley is unrivaled, and the second addition to her Runaway Brides trilogy cleverly blends madcap adventure and sexy romance.” —Booklist on ROGUE IN MY ARMS

“Donovan whips up a fine frappe of romantic comedy and suspense.” —Publishers Weekly on AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG

“A delightful new series.” —RT BOOKreviews on AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG

“This is a terrific book and one that fans of Ms. Donovan, and new readers of first-class romantic comedies, don't want to miss.” —RTR Reviews on AIN'T TOO PROUD TO BEG

“An exceptional novel with humor and pathos and rich in detail, and the finely put together characters make this a story worthy of our Perfect 10 award and a must-read. You'll laugh, cry, and your heart will break over this brilliant story of a man and woman--what most wondrous stories end up being about.” —Romance Reviews Today on THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO...

“A wonderfully convoluted tale of love lost and found, secret pregnancies and spousal abuse, Donovan's latest shows us the healing power of forgiveness and the strength found in the love of family. It's peopled with complex characters who learn much about themselves and those they love through the course of this compelling story.” —RT BOOKreviews on THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO...

“Sexy and funny. Donovan takes the marriage-of-convenience plot and gives it a fun update that will leave readers grinning. ...these characters are filled with genuine warmth and charm.” —RT BOOKreviews on THE KEPT WOMAN

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About the author

Susan Donovan and Celeste Bradley

CELESTE BRADLEY is the New York Times bestselling author of the Runaway Brides, Heiress Brides, Liar's Club and Royal Four series. Prior to giving writing a try, she was a professional artist. 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.

New York Times bestseller SUSAN DONOVAN is a former newspaper journalist with degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and has worked as a reporter in Chicago, Albuquerque, and Indianapolis. She lives in rural Maryland with her family and dogs.

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