A SCANDALOUS COUNTESS
Known for her memorable, meticulously researched stories, Beverley sets her latest Malloren world story in the decadent Georgian era. With delicious bantering and a rapid pace, it’s a sensual and enthralling read.
Her year in mourning at an end, Georgia, Countess of Maybury, wants to enter society again and find a husband. But the rumors still abound about the death of her husband in a duel, as well as her unfaithfulness. She doesn’t know that her father, paying a gambling debt, has offered Lord Darcy her hand in marriage and her large widow’s portion. Darcy, a scarred naval officer, left his position to take up the barony he’s inherited. In need of money, he cannot resist the challenge. Georgia is told to take him in her care amongst the beau monde. They get to know one another and both enjoy their verbal sparring. Darcy doesn’t believe the vile rumors about her and when a new one surfaces, he vows to find the gossipmonger. His investigation unearths interesting facts about Georgia’s husband’s death and the real culprit. (SIGNET, Feb., 432 pp., $7.99)