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Secrets & Scandals Vol 1 Box Set
by Darcy Burke
Genre: Historical romance
Series: Secrets & Scandals
Series: Secrets & Scandals
Heat Level: sexy
Publisher: Intrepid Reads
Publishing Date: July 29, 2013
Words: 829 words total
Secrets and Scandals Volume One
Her Wicked Ways
To save his orphanage from collapse, Montgomery “Fox” Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. Banished debutante Lady Miranda Sinclair is his salvation—until she rejects him. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.
His Wicked Heart
Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with his devil of a father to marry a proper deb. Instead, he becomes entangled with a sometimes actress, Olivia West, determined to improve her situation. Destitute and desperate, she agrees to one night with Jasper, hatching a scheme to take his money and keep her virtue. However, Jasper uncovers her deception and vows to claim what he’s owed.
To Seduce a Scoundrel
When debutante Lady Philippa finds herself in a potentially compromising situation, she’s “rescued” by England’s most notorious scoundrel, Lord Ambrose Sevrin. Despite his scandalous past, Ambrose vows to preserve Philippa’s reputation, but instead launches them both on a path to public and personal ruin.
His Wicked Heart
Jasper looked at Olivia. “How do you want me?”
Her eyes widened slightly. He hadn’t intended an innuendo, but that’s clearly how she’d taken it. And he couldn’t keep his own blood from heating in response.
Olivia glanced away. “You should remove your coat.”
“And your waistcoat, I should think. Maybe even your shirt,” Louisa mused. Olivia shot her a worried glance. “It’s quite all right, dear. We shan’t tell anyone you’ve seen Jasper bare-chested.”
Jasper almost barked with laughter. She’d seen that and more.
Olivia’s hands quivered as she fingered the measuring tape. “That won’t be necessary. He won’t be wearing his waistcoat without a shirt, after all.” She shot him a furtive glance and Jasper wondered if she hadn’t envisioned him that way. His body tightened. This was dangerous ground.
He shrugged out of his coat and laid it over the back of a chair, just as he’d done at her apartment when she’d seduced him. Don’t think of that. Quickly, he stripped off his waistcoat and deposited it atop the coat.
Louisa perched on the settee, while Olivia came toward him. “Raise your arms, please. Straight out, yes.” She stood before him and measured him from shoulder to waist.
At the first touch of her hand, he sucked in a breath. God, this wouldn’t do. He was already hardening. He turned slightly, presenting his back more fully to Louisa.
Olivia looked up at him. “Please stand still.”
“I thought you could use the light from the windows.” He stared straight ahead and tried to think about the apples ripening on the tree outside.
She stretched the tape across his upper chest, from shoulder to shoulder. With just the lawn of his shirt separating her ministrations from his flesh, he felt each touch with devastating accuracy. His body heated to a nearly unbearable degree. He focused on the damn apples and keeping his arms out. God, she smelled like lavender and honey, so sweet and delicious. Think of the apples—also sweet and delicious. God damn it.
His aunt’s voice interrupted the battle in his head. “We’re quite looking forward to the Faversham Ball, Jasper. You’ll dance with Olivia, of course.”
“Of course.” His voice had deepened with desire. Olivia stopped measuring and froze, her gaze fixed below his waistband.
She looked up at him again and the charged look they shared was nearly his undoing. He tore his gaze from hers and damned every single apple on that tree to hell.
She moved behind him and measured from his neck to the base of his spine. The torture was no better there. Then she wrapped the tape around the circumference of his chest and he closed his eyes in sweet agony. If she didn’t finish soon he’d make a complete fool of himself.
She lowered the tape to his waist and it slipped. She had to reach around to slide it back into place, and her hands came dangerously close to his erection. He couldn’t keep his hips from twitching in response.
“Done!” She snapped the tape in her haste to move away from him.
Meet Author Darcy Burke:
Darcy Burke wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Darcy writes hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance.
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. Visit Darcy online at http://www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her new releases newsletter, follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/darcyburkefans.
**One lucky commenter from the entire tour will win a $15 eGC to Amazon.com and an ebook bundle consisting of: Emma Locke’s The Cheer in Charming an Earl, Katharine Ashe’s Kisses, She Wrote, Vanessa Kelly’s The Mistletoe Bride. Please follow the Rafflecopter widget for directions and Terms & Conditions.