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Scandal of the Year

Scandal of the Year

An Heiress In London Novel

Heiress In London (Volume 3)

Olivia Drake

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Barbara Dawson Smith writing as Olivia Drake

The youngest of the Crompton heiresses, Blythe yearns to marry into the aristocracy to bolster her family's place in society. The widowed Duke of Savoy seems to be the perfect choice, yet it's another man who sets her heart to pounding: the new footman, James. He's devilishly handsome and far more fascinating than any of her noble suitors. And he alone has the power to stir her romantic dreams.

Little does she know, however, James Ryding is the true heir to the Crompton fortune. He's posing as a servant in order to find evidence to prove her parents are imposters. By charming Blythe, he hopes to use her to regain his rightful inheritance. But as heat flares between them, he realizes that fulfilling his quest will mean ruining the beautiful, spirited woman who has captured his heart.

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Chapter 1

From his seat on the floor with the general audience, James Ryding lifted the opera glasses and studied the balcony that stretched in a semicircle around the theater. The dimness of the gas lamps suited his covert purpose....

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Praise for Scandal of the Year

“This book has it all: a fabulous hero, a wonderful heroine, and sizzling passion. Read it and watch the sparks fly!” —Christina Dodd on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

“Guaranteed to seduce readers everywhere. This book is something truly special, an unforgettable story filled with passion, intrigue, and sweep-you-away romance.” —Susan Wiggs on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

“This decadent Regency romance is carried along by a spunky heroine and sumptuous descriptions of upper-class life…there's enough glitz to keep readers coming back.” —Publishers Weekly on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

“Drake entices readers [and] twists the traditional with an unconventional heroine and a bad-boy hero that readers will adore.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

“Superb.” —Genre Go Round Reviews on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

“I absolutely adored this story! Witty, hilarious…[like] reading a Julia Quinn novel. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in this series!” —The Season Blog on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

“Thoroughly entertaining.” —Book Binge on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

“Olivia Drake's Seducing the Heiress will land on your keeper shelf. The author takes what could be a been-there, read-that story of a scheming scoundrel and a headstrong hoyden, and weaves a tale of wit, seduction, secrets, and sensuality that's as vibrant as it is refreshing.” —Michelle Buonfiglio's Romance: B(u)y the Book® on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

“Drake weaves a sensual tale, full of intrigue and true romance…guaranteed to seduce, and leave the reader breathless.” —South Bend Romance Novel Examiner on SEDUCING THE HEIRESS

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Olivia Drake

OLIVIA DRAKE is a New York Times bestselling author who lives in Texas. Her novels have won critical acclaim and numerous industry awards, including the prestigious RITA.

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