by Anne Mallory

November 2008
ISBN: 978-0-06-157913-4
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Sebastien Deville, the debauched, dangerously handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Grandien, has waited his whole life for revenge - and suddenly it is there for the taking. A competition sponsored by the King has all the ton talking. The winner will receive an immense fortune, a newly created title, sponsorship, and a well-born bride - everything Sebastien needs to reclaim his mother’s stolen lands and to wield the colossal power itching beneath his fingertips. His victory is all but assured…until he meets Caroline.

Caroline Martin knows all about Sebastien, the legendary heartbreaker who leaves women weeping in his wake, and she is determined not to see him win the competition in which he would claim her friend as his bride. Yet sabotage is so very hard to concentrate on when the target’s searing glances promise incredible pleasure and his skillful hands vow unimaginable desire. She knows the danger he presents…the temptation he offers, yet she is willing to risk everything for all she holds dear.

But Sebastien Deville will do anything to win and Caroline’s heart may become the ultimate prize.

Wonderfully written, with fun characters and a beautifully written storyline, Anne Mallory delivers to her a readers another keeper.

Sebastien is full of hate and wants only vengence for the things that have been denied him all of his life. Caroline wants only peace and an end to this contest where nothing good could come from it...especially for the well-born bride, who is to be the prize.

A great book for your winter reading.

Reviewed in December 2008 by Debbie.

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