The Duchess of Colton has hired London’s most famous courtesan with one goal in mind: to learn how to seduce her husband. The infamous Depraved Duke, a man she hasn’t seen since their hasty vows eight years ago, has sworn never to return to England or consummate his arranged marriage. But Julia needs to act quickly. If she can’t produce a legitimate heir, his family will see her cast out without a farthing.
Disguised as a courtesan, Julia travels to Venice and catches the duke’s interest. Only, Colton is more irresistible than she imagined, and what begins merely as a scheme to get pregnant ignites into a fiery affair…until Nick discovers her deception. Now pregnant and back in England, Julia must fight off a dangerous threat to her marriage as well as her husband’s mistrust.
2011 Contest Awards
1st Place, The Golden Palm (Florida Romance Writers)