The Scarlet Bride

The Scarlet Bride

Paperback - 2012
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"Notorious bad boy Simon Harrington, third in line for his uncle's title, has finally conceded to settling down and finding a noble wife. Then he stumbles across a courtesan in peril on a dark London street, and his life takes an unexpected turn. Fearing for her safety, he brings the mysterious beauty to his cousin's School for Brides, where compromised women are taught how to be suitable wives. But he finds it impossible simply to walk away. A poor country squire's daughter, Laura Precott was promised in marriage to the shadowy Earl of Westwick. Instead of making her his wife, however, he betrayed her and forced her to become his mistress. When she learned of his plan to sell her at auction, she fled for her life. Simon knows he must forget his feelings for such an unsuitable woman or risk disgracing his family. But when Laura's former lover turns out to have been murdered the very night of her escape, suspicion falls squarely on Laura. Now it is up to Simon to prove her innocence-even if it leads to his downfall..."--P. [4] of cover.
Published: New York : Berkley Sensation, 2012.
Edition: Berkley Sensation mass-market ed.
ISBN: 9780425250815
0425250814
Branch Call Number: F SMI
Characteristics: 325 p. ;,18 cm.

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Jul 16, 2012

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Notorious bad boy Simon Harrington, third in line for his uncle's title, has finally conceded to settling down and finding a noble wife. Then he stumbles across a courtesan in peril on a dark London street, and his life takes and unexpected turn. Fearing for her safety, he brings the mysterious beauty to his cousin's School for Brides, where compromised women are taught how to be suitable wives. But he finds it impossible to simply walk away.

A poor country squire's daughter, Laura Prescott was promised in marriage to the shadowy Earl of Westwick. Instead of making her his wife, however, he betrayed her and forced her to become his mistress. When she learned of his plan to sell her at auction, she fled for her life.

Simon knows he must forget his feelings for such an unsuitable woman or risk disgracing his family. But when Laura's former lover turns out to have been murdered the very night of her escape, suspicion falls squarely on Laura. Now it is up to Simon to prove her innocence--even if it leads to his downfall...

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