Wicked By Design (Paperback)Katy Moran (author)
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Four women sit in the candlelit drawing-room at Nansmornow, an ancient Cornish manor house. The air is thick with unspoken suspicion and secret malice. As Hester Lamorna pours tea for her three guests, she has no idea one of them is about to rock her new marriage to its very foundations.
Half a world away, Hester's impossible and charismatic husband, Jack 'Crow' Crowlas, will be caught up in a chess game of sexual manipulation, played out across the sumptuous ballrooms of St Petersburg. All Hester and Crow hold most dear will be tested to the limit and beyond: their love for each other and their child, and for Crow, the loyalty of his only brother.
'Passionate, smart and action-packed ... Stuffed full of heart-pumping romance' SARAH HUGHES, Guardian
'A wonderfully thrilling, sweeping romantic historical adventure that keeps you gripped until the last page' ROWAN COLEMAN
'Badly behaved aristocrats, gloriously opinionated women and danger at every turn' iNews Best Books of 2019
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 496
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Sweeping and romantic, with a hero to rival Ross Poldark, Wicked By Design is a fantastic and compelling novel that draws you in and paints a glorious alternative St Petersburg, keeping you hooked until the end' -- Imogen Edwards-Jones
'A swashbuckling, sparkling world of a novel ... with a mad, bad and dangerous-to-know hero' -- Suzannah Dunn
'Excellent writing and characterization pushes it up several notches - with special mention for Hester: a fizzing-with-life, believable and resourceful heroine if ever there was one' * Daily Mail *
'Passionate, smart and action-packed ... Stuffed full of heart-pumping romance' -- Sarah Hughes
'It's pretty hard to pull off a good Georgette Heyer homage, but Moran makes it look easy with this addictive sequel set in a world where Napoleon has won the Battle of Waterloo' * i newspaper *
'Badly behaved aristocrats, gloriously opinionated women and danger at every turn' * i newspaper *
'Every feel-good list needs at least one Regency bodice-ripper and they don't come any better than Moran's second book, a wonderfully knowing take on the genre, stuffed full of deceit, desire and beautiful people behaving appallingly' * i newspaper *
'I've always loved alternative histories, and Wicked by Design by Katy Moran is a luscious, swashbuckling gallop through a Cornwall reigned over by the Empress Josephine' * Woman & Home. *
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