From bestselling, award-winning Jane Feather comes this sensual tale of love and deception. . . . A headstrong beauty meets her match—in a gentleman who doesn’t play by the rules. . . .
They call it their “double act.” And in Europe’s most exclusive gaming halls, Judith Davenport and her brother Sebastian used the technique to dupe unwary noblemen out of their pocket money. First, Judith lured them to the card tables with her ravishing smile. Then, employing her fan in an elaborate code, she made sure Sebastian’s luck never ran out. It was a dangerous game played in preparation for one desperate purpose: to avenge their father’s tragic death.
But the Davenports never bargained for the penetrating scrutiny of a certain strikingly handsome lord who had come to see for himself the woman who had all of Burssels at her feed, including his besotted nephew. Marcus Devlin, the honorable marquis of Carrington, wasn’t fooled for an instant by Judith’s air of innocence—or by her flirtatious way with a fan. Instead he was amused, infuriated, and intrigued enough to draw the bewitching schemer into a daring gable of his own . . . where the stakes were nothing less than the lady’s heart.
About the Author
Jane Feather is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Almost a Bride, The Wedding Game, The Bride Hunt, The Bachelor List, Kissed by Shadows, To Kiss a Spy, The Widow’s Kiss, The Least Likely Bride, The Accidental Bride, The Hostage Bride, A Valentine Wedding, The Emerald Swan, and many other historical romances. She was born in Cairo, Egypt, and grew up in the New Forest, in the South of England. She began her writing career after she and her family moved to Washington, D.C., in 1981. She now has more than ten million copies of her books in print.
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