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A Breath of Scandal: The Reckless Brides by [Essex, Elizabeth]
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Book 2 of 5 in The Reckless Brides (5 Book Series)

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*Starred Review* Isn’t it bad enough that Antigone Preston is named for a heroine in a Greek tragedy? Did her life have to resemble one as well? Immediately after her father’s untimely death, Antigone discovers her mother is trying to marry her off to the very wealthy and ancient Lord Aldridge. Antigone can’t understand why the ever-so-refined and aristocratic Aldridge would want to marry a notorious hoyden such as herself, but she agrees to go along with her mother’s matchmaking scheme long enough for her sister, Cassandra, to find a suitable husband of her own. Unfortunately, at the ball celebrating her engagement, Antigone punches out a gentleman she is dancing with when he refuses to heed her warnings and keep his hands to himself. The resulting scandal nearly derails her engagement to Lord Aldridge, and Antigone is socially censored by everyone, with the exception of Commander William Jellicoe, who thinks she is the first truly interesting woman he has met. In the second installment in her Reckless Brides series, Essex tempers her graceful writing with tart wit, while the swoonworthy chemistry she creates between her refreshingly outspoken heroine and wonderfully honorable hero is perfection. --John Charles


and her magnificent historical romances…

Almost a Scandal

“Elizabeth Essex will dazzle you with her sophisticated blend of vivid historical detail, exquisite characterization, and delicious sexual tension. Almost a Scandal is a breathtaking tale of rapturous romance and awe-inspiring adventure!” —USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean   

“The perfect blend of fast-paced adventure and deliciously sexy romance. I couldn't put this book down! Almost a Scandal gets a place on my keeper shelf—I will read anything Elizabeth Essex writes!”—New York Times bestselling author Celeste Bradley

“Essex sweeps readers away with this high-seas, high-stakes romance featuring a daring heroine and a hero to die for.  Brimming with explosive danger and smoldering passion, Almost a Scandal is a romance to treasure.”—New York Times bestselling author Tessa Dare

The Pursuit of Pleasure

“Essex delivers page-singeing passion and dangerous intrigue in her enthralling, sensual, and richly rewarding debut.—Booklist

“Thoroughly enjoyable! A delightfully sexy romp with vividly-drawn characters that will keep readers turning the pages. Witty and entertaining, Elizabeth Essex is not to be missed!”—New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath

“Elizabeth Essex’s The Pursuit of Pleasure is elegant, evocative, and absolutely dangerous to a good night’s sleep. Once you pick this book up, you won’t be able to set it aside until you’ve learned the last of its very satisfying secrets.”—New York Times bestselling author Courtney Milan

A Sense of Sin

“Delightful…charming…the slow buildup of the romance is skillfully handled and takes impressive advantage of the sexual tension created by delayed gratification.”—Publishers Weekly

“A Sense of Sin is a captivating read.”—Romance Reviews Today

“Ms. Essex’s language of love is beautiful, carnal, and utterly seductive.”—All About Romance

The Danger of Desire

Nominated for the Romance Writers of America RITA Award for Historical Romance
Top Ten Fall (2011) Picks for Romance—Publishers Weekly

“Strongly developed characters, vivid writing, and an abundance of steamy sensuality all add up to another winner for literary newcomer Essex, who is quickly perfecting her ability to deliver well-crafted historical romances fueled by equal measures of sizzling passion and dangerous intrigue.”—Booklist

“Entertaining, stunning and sexy…a fabulous read…The Danger of Desire is an intriguing and glorious novel with dazzling characters that solidifies Elizabeth Essex as a great talent.”—The Romance Reviews

“There is something distinctive and gorgeous about Ms. Essex’s writing—I can’t think of any other writer whose prose is as languorously specific as hers. The Danger of Desire ... is a transcendently pleasurable book to read.”—All About Romance

Product details

  • File Size: 869 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; 1 edition (December 24, 2012)
  • Publication Date: December 24, 2012
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BU71MQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #378,265 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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