by Debra Mullins

February 2004
ISBN: 0-06-056166-1
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Mass Market Paperback

Lucien DuFeron is a bastard. Acknowledged and raised by his titled father, Lucien has gained the respect and admiration of society through his accomplishments as a businessman, lover and crack shot. He has fought in numerous duels and never once accepted polite apology in place of pistols at dawn. When an over-extended baron with too many IOUs insinuates that he is a cheat, Lucian once more prepares to defend his honor. A visit in the night from an unexpected guest changes everything.

Aveline Stoddard has already lost her mother. When her father is challenged to a duel by Londonís most notorious marksman, she knows that she must do whatever it takes to stop the event. Traveling under the cover of darkness, this gentle young woman enters Lucienís home, prepared to beg for her fatherís life. She has nothing to lose, his addiction to gambling has already ruined her prospects and the poorhouse looms in her future.

Lucien is astounded that Aveline would be brave enough to face him. When she removes her concealing cloak and he sees her remarkable beauty, he is moved to listen to her pleas. Struck by the force of passion that she has aroused, Lucien makes an outrageous demand: three nights in his bed will erase the 3,000-pound debt and the duel. He is not prepared for her agreement to those terms.

Three Nights is a sensuous story of passion, obsession and betrayal. The scenes between Lucien and Aveline smolder, then flame out of control as the legendary lover initiates her into the fellowship of carnal pleasures. The emotions that collide with desire leave them both unprepared for the aftermath of their dalliance.

Author Debra Mullins has written not only a tale of seduction, but has introduced an excellent secondary plot which serves to enhance the main story. This is an wonderful book to warm your heart and stir your senses in front of a winter fire.

Reviewed in January 2004 by Paula.

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