Book two in the Wicked Husbands series.
Abandoned by her husband on their wedding night, Maggie, the Marchioness of Sandhurst, longs for a raging passion to free her from her lonely life. A devastatingly handsome stranger at a masque ball promises just the sort of distraction she craves. But after a night of scorching lovemaking, she wakes to find him gone.
Simon, the Marquis of Sandhurst, is horrified to discover the masked siren he bedded is his wife, a woman he vowed to never touch. He shouldn’t want Maggie, but can’t resist her now that she’s been in his arms.
As the truth unravels, husband and wife are estranged no longer, spending their days and nights exploring the desire burning hot between them. But when Simon’s past comes back to haunt them both, their newfound happiness could be forever dashed.
A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave.
She pushed at his shoulders. “We cannot.”
He halted his efforts at whisking away her bodice, but his fingers didn’t stray from the buttons. “Why?” His breathing was ragged, harsh. His voice was laden with frustration and desire.
“Because you don’t like me,” she forced herself to point out, “and I do not like you.”
He raised a brow, looking down at her as if he were a god who had just been told he was mortal after all. “What has liking to do with it? We’re husband and wife. I want you and I know you want me, Maggie. I can taste it in your kiss.”
She steeled herself against his potent persuasion. “Of course I’m attracted to you, or rather, to the man I thought you were. The problem is that now you are once again you, not him.”
He stared at her. “Damn it, I haven’t a bloody inkling what you’re prattling about.”
“What I feel for you is not real,” she explained. “It’s meant for the mystery man I met last night.”
“Goddamn it, I’m that man.” He frowned, appearing perplexed by her logic.
“No,” she corrected gently, still silently willing herself not to pull him to her for another kiss. Just one more, her evil body cajoled. One more kiss, caress. One more night. “You’re the man who is in love with another. You’re the man who has treated me as if I were no more important than a dusty book in your library. You’re the man who abandoned me.”
Award-winning author Scarlett Scott writes contemporary and historical romance with heat, heart and happily ever afters. Having graduated from swiping her older sister’s romance novels to read in secret, she now crafts love stories of her own with a good dose of sizzle and an equal amount of humor. She lives in the Pennsylvania countryside with her Canadian husband and is a proud mom to their adorable but occasionally evil dog with a penchant for eating everything he shouldn’t.
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