Scandalous Again (Paperback)
|Author: Christina Dodd|
|When her father, the duke of Magnus, loses his entire estate and her to a stranger, and she discovers that she is expected to marry the mysterious blackguard, Madeline is forced to enlist the aid of her former fiancT, Gabriel Ansell, a man who had betrayed her, to save her from a miserable fate. Original. *Author: Dodd, Christina *Publication Date: 2003/03/01 *Number of Pages: 375 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.50|
From the Publisher:
Two exquisite cousins must exchange identities in a scandalous deception.
Madeline de Lacy, the duchess of Magnus, prides herself on being one of the most sensible young women in England, which is why she can't believe that, in a turn of the cards, her noble father has losthis entire estate -- and her! -- to a stranger.
On a mission to salvage her family fortune, she changes places with her cousin and companion, sending the meeker Eleanor to confront the man who had won Madeline's hand. Now, Madeline is free to enter the home of a notorious gambler, and pretends to be meek, humble, and competent with an iron. She is, of course, none of those things; she simply is resolved to win her family's fortune back. Just when she thinks matters can't get worse, she meets Gabriel Ansell, the earl of Campion, and they do. Horribly worse.
Four years ago, Madeline was engaged to Gabriel, and worshipped his arrogant kisses. Now, being forced to marry a man she doesn't know pales in comparison to the ordeal of facing Gabriel again, the man who betrayed her -- Gabriel, the only man she ever loved.
Although Lady Madeline de Lacy is one of the most powerful women in England, she is unable to change the fact that her father has gambled away her hand in marriage. Determined to remain a free woman, Madeline persuades her cousin and companion Eleanor to switch identities with her and travel to another high-stakes card game in order to break off the engagement. However, presenting herself as the traveling companion to a rich and powerful woman presents several challenges for Madeline--especially after she learns that her former fiance, the delectable Lord Gabriel is at the game.