Scandal is afoot and
seduction is in the air in Amanda Quick’s sixteenth and most deliciously
entertaining novel. Now the mistress of Regency-period romantic suspense brings
us a notorious widow and a man of mystery as they flirt with danger, fight temptation,
and fall into the snare of desire and intrigue.
is all too aware of the whispers behind her back, the rumors that she
dispatched her husband to the next world and concealed her crime. But Madeline
has a far more pressing problem than being called the Wicked Widow—she fears
that she and her beloved aunt are being haunted. All the evidence points to one
improbable culprit: the ghost of her late husband. Of course it is impossible,
but Madeline cannot take chances. So she dares summon the only person with the
power to help her uncover the truth: Artemis Hunt.
relentless, reclusive, Artemis has made it his business to keep much of his
private life hidden. No one knows that he’s the owner of the Dream Pavilions,
London’s favorite pleasure gardens, or that he’s a master of an arcane society.
Curiosity brings him out on a fog-shrouded night to meet the infamous Wicked
Widow, but his amusement quickly flees when he realizes that Madeline has
learned enough about his affairs to wreak havoc on his carefully ordered
existence. He must secure her guarantee never to divulge his secrets to anyone,
even if it means helping her track down a phantom.
As soon as the bargain is struck, Artemis and
Madeline find their arrangement complicated by a searing desire and the
frightening realization that the ghost poses a very real danger. Now they must
plunge into a world of intrigue and ancient mysteries, where a tantalizing
passion—and a calculating killer—will not be denied. Download and start listening now!