Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society's most sought after match"breaker." Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she's never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be. Read more...
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Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society's most sought after match"breaker." Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she's never yet failed to accomplish her mission of diverting a groom-to-be. Until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who'd once taught her an intimate lesson in heartache....
"Meets London's most disreputable rake..."
James Devlin has everything he's always wanted: a title, a rich fiancee and a place in society. But the woman who's just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she'd once claimed his heart, or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away. But because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game....
"Let the seduction begin "
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-06-13
- Reviewer: Staff
Veteran Regency author Cornick (Lord of Scandal) introduces an original twist to a tale that's long on passion and short on logic. Sir James Devlin may have come into a title, but he's in urgent need of money. Putting aside his scruples, he enters into a lucrative engagement with an immature young woman, while his sister, Francesca, falls in love with wealthy scoundrel Fitzwilliam Alton. At a ball, James is shocked to encounter Susanna Burney, his onetime wife, who abandoned him the day after their wedding for reasons that never really make sense. Susanna is now intent on seducing Alton, but not for love: she's a professional heartbreaker, hired by Alton's parents to end what they consider an unsuitable romance with penniless, ill-bred Francesca. Soon James and Susanna reconnect with delicious lust that somewhat masks the absurdity of their backstory. (Aug.)