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From a magnificent ballroom ablaze with lights to an imposing country house steeped in shadows comes a breathtaking tale of an impetuous miss--and a passion that leads to peril...

At five and twenty, Prudence Merryweather knew very well tht risks a woman took by visiting a gentleman in the dead of night. But bearding the notorious Earl of Angelstone in his den was the only way to stop him from engaging her hot-headed brother in a duel. And that was why she found herself ushered into Sebastian's frobidding presence at three int the morning--and thoroughly kissed before dawn.

She was a country-bred innocent--and an intriguing experience for a man who dwelt more in the shadows than in the sunshine. Yet as her boldness drew Prue into one dangerous episode after another, Sebastian found himself torn between a raging hunger to possess her and a driving need to protect her. And the reckless beauty would soon need all the protection she could get...
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, c1993
ISBN: 9780553293173
Characteristics: 338 p


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Jul 13, 2012

Regency England, detective work, ghosts, and romance. A fun story, particularly since Quick creates a male character that everyone believes ruthless and cold as ice, but Prudence never believes him cold and Sebastian's happiness in letting her "reform" his reputation by managing him makes confuses everyone around him. As Sebastian would say, "it amused me."


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Sep 27, 2011

Prudence glared at him. Sebastian merely laughed harder. He did not even have the decency to stop when everyone in the room turned to stare. Prudence looked pointedly at Jeremy. "Would you mind very much dancing with me, Jeremy? If I remain here with Angelstone I shall no doubt disgrace myself by kicking him in the shin." Sebatian gave another shout of laughter. Jeremy glanced curiously at Sebastian. Then he grinned and held out his arm to Prudence. "It will be my pleasure, madam."

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