New York City’s Gilded Age shines as bright as the power-wielding men of the Knickerbocker Club. And one pragmatic industrialist is about to learn that a man may make his own destiny, but love is a matter of fortune . . .
Born into one of New York’s most respected families, William Sloane is a railroad baron who has all the right friends in all the right places. But no matter how much success he achieves, he always wants more. Having secured his place atop the city’s highest echelons of society, he’s now setting his sights on a political run. Nothing can distract him from his next pursuit—except, perhaps, the enchanting con artist he never saw coming . . .
Ava Jones has eked out a living the only way she knows how. As “Madam Zolikoff,” she hoodwinks gullible audiences into believing she can communicate with the spirit world. But her carefully crafted persona is nearly destroyed when Will Sloane walks into her life—and lays bare her latest scheme. The charlatan is certain she can seduce the handsome millionaire into keeping her secret and using her skills for his campaign—unless he’s the one who’s already put a spell on her . . .
"Another powerful, sensual love story from this very talented author. [Shupe] pairs a railroad baron with a feisty young woman who earns her living as a medium in this captivating, fast-paced romance." – RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 Stars – Top Pick!)
"Engaging and sexy! This tumultuous love affair will charm even the most jaded society matron." – Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"An unforgettable romance! From the start, these two clash, and the fireworks spark, in true Shupe fashion, in the most inconvenient of ways, which is what makes Baron the delicious tale that it is." – Heroes & Heartbreakers
"Sizzles early and often! Readers should be advised not to scorch their fingers while flipping through the pages—or get them caught on all the hidden buttons of Victorian garb. . ." – BookPage
"Delightfully different! BARON, the latest sexy entry in Shupe’s Knickerbocker Club series, is tailor-made for any romance reader in search of something fresh and new." – Booklist