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A passionate night at a masquerade uncovers their deepest desires...but will the light of day destroy their perfect fantasy? Find out in this sensual and heart-melting twist on Beauty and the Beast!
Winner of the Maggie Award for Excellence in Historical Romance
Winner of NJRW Golden Leaf
National Reader's Choice Award Finalist
NTRWA Carolyn Reader's Choice Award Finalist
Once London's reigning debutante, Lady Beatrice Wodehouse is poised for a life of happiness when an accident shatters her dreams. Renamed Lady Beastly by vicious gossips, she flees to the countryside. There, she finds solace in anonymity and discovers new purpose, turning her estate into a haven for society's outcasts. Yet a shard of her old dream remains: She yearns for a taste of forbidden passion....
Once London's most feckless rake, Wickham Murray has fought to redeem his honor and prove that he is more than a shallow Adonis. Now a railway industrialist, he's as renowned for his prowess in the boardroom as in the bedchamber. His latest venture will be the greatest success of his career: The only obstacle is a stubborn country spinster who refuses to sell him her land. On his way to negotiate with her, he stops at a masquerade, where an encounter with a masked lady changes everything he thought he knew about desire.
Negotiations go from heated to scorching as Bea and Wick discover that they are not only opponents in business, but lovers bonded by a night of ecstasy that neither can forget. As they wrestle with all-consuming passion and blossoming love, they must also contend with deadly attacks from a mysterious foe. In order to survive, they will have to unravel dark secrets...and trust the truth of their own hearts.
All of Grace's books feature hot historical romance, fun and feel-good happily ever afters, and exciting mystery and adventure. Her books are stand-alones which can also be enjoyed as part of her interconnected series.
Game of Dukes series (Hot Victorian romance):
#1 The Duke Identity (Harry & Tessa)
#2 Enter the Duke (Ransom & Maggie)
#3 Regarding the Duke (Garrity & Gabby)
#4 The Duke Redemption (Wickham & Beatrice)
#5 The Return of the Duke (Severin & Fancy)
#6 Steamy Winter Wishes: A Hot Historical Romance Short Story (featuring characters from all of Grace's series)
Heart of Enquiry (Kent family saga) series (Hot Regency romance):
Prequel Novella: The Widow Vanishes (Will & Annabel)
#1 The Duke Who Knew Too Much (Alaric & Emma)
#2 M is for Marquess (Gabriel & Thea)
#3 The Lady Who Came in from the Cold (Marcus & Penny)
#4 The Viscount Always Knocks Twice (Richard & Violet)
#5 Never Say Never to an Earl (Sinjin & Polly)
#6 The Gentleman Who Loved Me (Andrew & Primrose)
Mayhem in Mayfair series (Hot Regency romance):
#1 Her Husband's Harlot (Helena & Nicholas)
#2 Her Wanton Wager (Percy & Gavin)
#3 Her Protector's Pleasure (Marianne & Ambrose)
#4 Her Prodigal Passion (Charity & Paul)
Chronicles of Abigail Jones (Hot paranormal Victorian gothic romance):
#1 Abigail Jones