Mistress Of Scandal
By Sara BennettBook - 2007
Prim and proper Francesca detests the chaos and depravity of London--and of one of its most infamous residents, her birth mother, the courtesan Madame Aphrodite--only to have her own darker passions awakened by the mysterious stranger she rescues on the moors, a man who, unbeknownst to her, has been asked to protect Aphrodite's estranged daughter from a terrible danger. Original.
Proper, reserved Francesca detests chaotic London and one of its most infamous inhabitants: her birth mother, the notorious courtesan Madame Aphrodite. Lovingly raised by the devoted Lady Greentree, she's content to remain in Yorkshire, far from the scandalous parent whose life and profession shock . . . yet intrigue her. But a dark, dangerous stranger she rescues on the moors is awakening a most improper desire—causing Francesca to question whether she is more her mother's daughter than she ever wished to be.
When Sebastian Thorne agrees to protect Aphrodite's estranged daughter from a dire threat emerging from her past, the fallen lord is unexpectedly seduced by Francesca's beauty. But a vigilante living on the shadowy edge of society has little hope to own such a prize—and unless he reclaims his abandoned title and lost honor, Sebastian will never get close enough to the bewitching lady to save her life . . . or win her passion.