A GENTLEMAN UNDONE
Newcomer Grant’s powerful, emotionally intense and highly sensual romance will mesmerize readers yearning for an unconventional story and dynamic characters. The driven protagonists and intriguing details of a Regency world outside the aristocracy and marriage mart, lure readers to keep turning pages.
The Battle of Waterloo left Will Blackshear emotionally scarred. His concern now is helping the widow of a fallen comrade, and for that he needs money from the gambling tables of London’s gentlemen’s clubs. When Will is cheated by the beautiful Lydia Slaughter, he rightly surmises she’s a card sharp. Lydia is a rich man’s mistress with dreams of gaining her independence. By allying herself with Will and teaching him everything she knows about the risks and rewards of gambling, she hopes to leave her protector behind. Then, love enters the picture and Lydia and Will are caught up in something neither counted on. (BANTAM, June, 352 pp., $7.99)