A Scandalous Bargain | The Pretenders | Author Darcy Burke
Darcy Burke

A Scandalous Bargain

Book 2: The Pretenders

About the Book

Tricked into marriage five years ago, Thomas Devereaux, Lord Rockbourne is suddenly a widower. Rumors abound that his wife’s death may not have been an accident and given the troubling secrets Thomas keeps buried, even he isn’t entirely sure. But when a woman sees what happened, he agrees to accept her help to disguise the facts in exchange for not divulging her suspicious behavior. Their arrangement grows more complicated under the force of a scorching mutual attraction.

Abandoned by her father—a duke—after the death of her mother—his beloved mistress—Beatrix Linley has fought to become a daughter he could be proud of, that he would regret leaving. She becomes the toast of the Season until her penchant for pilfering pretty things threatens to expose the illicit past she needs desperately to remain hidden. Soon the scandal and darkness both Beatrix and Thomas fear comes to light, compelling them to finally face their demons—and potentially driving them apart forever.

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“Beatrix’s story was all I hoped for…and more!”

– Becky on Books…and Quilts

“This book was charming and is hands down my favorite of the series, so far at least.”

– Must Read All The Romance

“These two found each other at just the right time, vowing to keep the others secrets, not knowing how much more this scandalous bargain would lead to.”

– Love at 1st Read

“A Scandalous Bargain is a little bit dark, a whole lot of heartache and a captivating puzzle just waiting to be solved.”

– Hopeless Romantic

The Details

Published: November 10, 2020
Publisher: Zealous Quill Press
Formats: EbookPaperback
Translations: Deutsch
Genres & Tropes
Historical Romance, Regency Romance, Victorian Romance