The Devil You Know (Paperback)
|Author: Liz Carlyle|
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|*Author: Carlyle, Liz *Publication Date: 2003/04/01 *Number of Pages: 407 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.15 *Height: 6.75|
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Bentley Rutlege has always been a scamp and a scoundrel, but a passionate encounter with is best friend's cousin, Federica, has him caught between his desire for freedom and his honor as a gentleman. Comforted in Bentley's arms, Federica suddenly finds herself in need of a husband. And who better than the devil that got her into this situation in the first place?From acclaimed author Liz Carlyle comes a spellbinding new novel in which the ton's most charming ne'er-do-well meets his match in a most unexpected fashion and discovers the true meaning of desire....
The Devil You Know
Frederica d'Avillez is sure she will never marry. She's had a disastrous London season, and now her longtime beau has thrown her over for a more eligible miss. But if Freddie can't have a husband, she's hell-bent on experiencing at least one night of unforgettable passion. Where better than in the arms of the dashing rogue Bentley "Hell-Bent" Rutledge? So what if he's a rake, scoundrel, and all-round devil?
Scandal trails in Bentley's wake and fair maidens usually steer well clear of him -- and vice versa. But when the opportunity presents itself, Bentley can't resist Freddie's exotic beauty. When their wild, reckless passion has dire consequences, Bentley is forced to choose between honor and freedom. And Freddie soon realizes that Bentley's devil-may-care façade is just that -- for she has unwittingly unleashed his dark secrets...and secret desires.
Although they only shared one night of passion, the rakish Bentley Rutlege surprises himself by falling in love with the beautiful Frederica. Bentley is stunned, therefore, when Frederica doesn't seem to return his affections. However, when it is discovered that Frederica is pregnant with Bentley's child, the pair are forced to marry. Will Bentley be able to win the affection of his true love, the spirited woman who is now his wife?