The first three books in the When the Wallflowers were Wicked are together in one box set…
THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS
For Regency wallflower, Miss Verity Barnes, nothing is more difficult than obtaining a voucher to Almack's Assembly Rooms…except salvaging her reputation after committing a grievous faux pas within ten minutes of stepping through the doors. But being cast out of fashionable society inspires Verity to seek out a different way of life—a way she believes will bring her happiness, comfort and security—becoming the mistress of a powerful man.
Thomas Manfred, Marquess of Landsbury, isn't looking for a biddable woman to warm his bed. His fortunes lie on the brink of ruin, so he needs a wealthy wife, and Lady Charlotte Grey, darling of the ton, seems to be his only answer. But he cannot forget the adorable, amusing, and naïve young beauty who humiliated herself at Almack's. And when Verity shows up on his doorstep, demanding he take her as his mistress as amends for the part he played in her ruin, he simply cannot resist the temptation.
But Lady Charlotte isn't willing to give up her position at Thomas's side or share his attentions with anyone. Her acid tongue could ruin Verity's reputation even more thoroughly than it has already been destroyed…unless fate intervenes.
THE INCORRIGIBLE COURTESAN
The Disaster at Almack's was the beginning of the end for Miss Honor Barnes, even though her part in it was small. With her reputation in tatters, she must look for ways to secure her comfort and safety…which is where wealthy tradesman, Sebastian Boothe, comes in. And if it means a daring gamble at the card table to win her way into his bed, it's a chance she's willing to take.
Sebastian is just enough of a rake to bow to Honor's wicked wishes, but he has more than fun on his mind. His entire fortune is in danger, thanks to the underhanded machinations of Lord James Grey. With time running out to prove he is the rightful owner of the profits of his recent trade mission to India, he is faced with the impossible unfairness of a commoner challenging the nobility.
But Sebastian has an ace in his corner in the form of Honor and her skills. Together, they can set a trap to take down the most notorious cheat in the ton…if Sebastian can learn to trust Honor first.
THE DELECTABLE TART
Life is decidedly unfair for Miss Sophie Barnes. After her sisters' falls from grace, she has been left without friends, without a place in society, and without the first clue what to do with her life. All respectable paths are closed to her, but she still wants to make a name for herself instead of feeling invisible in her own skin. And as it turns out, being seen in nothing but her skin might be the solution she's been looking for.
Jonathan Foster is the illegitimate son of a sugar plantation owner, and though running his father's business in London has made him wealthy, his true calling is as a pastry chef and confectioner. When he meets Sophie, he sees her as the perfect canvas for his art and the perfect companion for his life. Ambition has never tasted so good.
But when a familiar villain is discovered to be selling secrets to French pirates, Sophie and Jonathan must stretch their delicious new alliance to do more than just entertain the members of the ton who once turned their backs on Sophie, they must catch the spies and see them brought to justice.
PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level: Five-Alarm Fire with a generous helping of F-bombs. Don't say you weren't warned.
About the Author
Merry Farmer is an award-winning novelist who lives in suburban Philadelphia with her cats, Torpedo, her grumpy old man, and Justine, her hyperactive new baby. She has been writing since she was ten years old and realized one day that she didn't have to wait for the teacher to assign a creative writing project to write something. It was the best day of her life. She then went on to earn not one but two degrees in History so that she would always have something to write about.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fun collection of quick reads--all stand alones--where women somehow give in to their more lustful thoughts with a special someone. All were very likable and playful. The men were tender and sweet and thoughtful enough. Then add mysteries to be solved and criminals to be caught. Just delightful!