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by Spencer, Minerva,

Format: Print Book [2018]
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Lady Euphemia Marlington hasn't been free in seventeen years-since she was captured by Corsairs and sold into a harem. Now the sultan is dead and Mia is back in London facing relentless newspapermen, an insatiably curious public, and her first Season. Worst of all is her ashamed father's ultimatum- marry a man of his choosing or live out her life in seclusion. No doubt her potential groom is a demented octogenarian. Fortunately, Mia is no longer a girl, but a clever woman with a secret-and a plan of her own . . .

Adam de Courtney's first two wives died under mysterious circumstances. Now there isn't a peer in England willing to let his daughter marry the dangerously handsome man the ton calls The Murderous Marquess. Nobody except Mia's father, the desperate Duke of Carlisle. Clearly Mia must resemble an aging matron, or worse. However, in need of an heir, Adam will use the arrangement to his advantage . . .

But when the two outcasts finally meet, assumptions will be replaced by surprises, deceit by desire-and a meeting of minds between two schemers may lead to a meeting of hearts-if the secrets of their pasts don't tear them apart . . .

"Minerva Spencer's writing is sophisticated and wickedly witty. Dangerous is a delight from start to finish with swashbuckling action, scorching love scenes, and a coolly arrogant hero to die for."
-New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt

"Readers will love this lusty and unusual marriage of convenience story."
- New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter

"Smart, witty, graceful, sensual, elegant and gritty all at once. It has all of the meticulous attention to detail I love in Georgette Heyer, BUT WITH SEX!"
- RITA-award winning author Jeffe Kennedy
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Euphemia Mia Marlington knows she can't afford to be too picky when it comes to choosing a husband, but is marrying a cold-blooded murderer really the answer to her matrimonial dilemma? Given her firmly on-the-shelf age and a now-scandalous reputation fueled by a 17-year absence from polite British society, Mia finds her marriage prospects limited, to say the least. Still, when Adam de Courtney, the Marquess of Exley, shows an interest in her, Mia is initially inclined to put Adam into the reject pile with all of her other suitors. After all, Adam, otherwise known as the Murderous Marquess, is rumored to have done away with his two previous wives. However, Mia is intimately acquainted with the gap between rumor and truth, and, as she gets to know Adam, she begins to think he just might be the perfect husband for her. A remarkably resourceful heroine who can more than hold her own against any character invented by best-selling Bertrice Small, a suavely sophisticated hero with sex appeal to spare, and a cascade of lushly detailed love scenes give Spencer's dazzling debut its deliciously fun retro flavor.--Charles, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The diverting first in Spencer's Outcasts Regency series features a matched set of high-ranking misfits whose love affair doesn't even begin to play out until after their wedding. Lady Euphemia "Mia" Marlington was kidnapped at the age of 15 and spent the next 17 years in the harem of a ruthless Middle Eastern monarch. When she finally escapes and returns home to London, it's to a father who wants her properly wed and out of his house-the sooner, the better. Hiding the truth of her extended absence proves problematic when she meets Adam de Courtney, aka the Murderous Marquess, whose first two wives died under mysterious circumstances. He immediately sees through her hilariously implausible cover story. They're drawn to each other by both physical chemistry and their mutual outcast status, but their secrets threaten to drive them apart. The fast-paced plot is elevated by Mia and Adam's wicked repartee, savvy wit, and energetic libidos. Agent: Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds Literary. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Spencer, Minerva. Outcasts.
Subjects Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction.
Widowers -- Fiction.
Regency fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :[2018]
Language English
Notes Includes an excerpt from the author's Barbarous (pages 357-360).
Description viii, 360 pages ; 18 cm.
ISBN 9781420147193
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