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  • ISBN: 1250003806 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781250003805 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 345 p. ; 18 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2013.

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General Note: "St. Martin's Paperbacks historical romance"--Spine.
Summary, etc.: Knowing that only scandal will save her from a loveless marriage, Antigone Preston decides to ruin her reputation during a high society ball where she catches the eye of Captain William Jellicoe, a dashing war hero who is drawn to her unconventional nature.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 December #2
    *Starred Review* Isn't it bad enough that Antigone Preston is named for a heroine in a Greek tragedy? Did her life have to resemble one as well? Immediately after her father's untimely death, Antigone discovers her mother is trying to marry her off to the very wealthy and ancient Lord Aldridge. Antigone can't understand why the ever-so-refined and aristocratic Aldridge would want to marry a notorious hoyden such as herself, but she agrees to go along with her mother's matchmaking scheme long enough for her sister, Cassandra, to find a suitable husband of her own. Unfortunately, at the ball celebrating her engagement, Antigone punches out a gentleman she is dancing with when he refuses to heed her warnings and keep his hands to himself. The resulting scandal nearly derails her engagement to Lord Aldridge, and Antigone is socially censored by everyone, with the exception of Commander William Jellicoe, who thinks she is the first truly interesting woman he has met. In the second installment in her Reckless Brides series, Essex tempers her graceful writing with tart wit, while the swoonworthy chemistry she creates between her refreshingly outspoken heroine and wonderfully honorable hero is perfection. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

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Elizabeth Essex is the critically acclaimed author of historical novels including The Pursuit of Pleasure, A Sense of Sin and the RITA Award nominated The Danger of Desire. When not re-reading Jane Austen, sipping tea or mucking about her garden, Elizabeth can be found writing, making up wonderful stories about people who live far more interesting lives than she. It wasn't always so. Elizabeth graduated from Hollins College with a BA in Classical Studies and Art History, and then earned her MA from Texas A&M University in Nautical Archaeology, also known as the archaeology of shipwrecks.

Subject: Great Britain. Royal Navy Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Scandals Fiction
England Fiction
Genre: Love stories.
Historical fiction.
Regency fiction.
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