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The Counterfeit Scoundrel: A Novel (The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction #1)

The Counterfeit Scoundrel: A Novel (The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction #1)

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Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Publisher:
Avon
ISBN:
9780063114630
Pages:
384
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Description

New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath begins a compelling new spin-off series, The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction, centering around three heroes—Knight, Bishop, and Rook—who play to win at any cost.

Born into an aristocratic family, yearning for a life beyond Society’s strictures, Marguerite “Daisy” Townsend is an enterprising sleuth. Hired to obtain proof of a wife’s infidelity, she secures a position in the household of the woman’s lover, never expecting to be lured into the seductive blackguard’s arms herself.

Devilishly handsome, David Blackwood, known widely as Bishop, quickly realizes the enticing maid is interested in far more than dusting. She aims to uncover his sins. Although tempted by the dangerous beauty, he can’t risk her learning the truth: his affairs are chaste. As a boy who witnessed his mother’s abusive relationship, Bishop now helps desperate wives escape unhappy marriages.

Yet when he is accused of murdering the husband of a “paramour,” he is forced to seek Daisy’s assistance in proving his innocence. As their perilous search draws them into a web of deceits, they can no longer deny their simmering desire. Once secrets are revealed, will Daisy’s counterfeit scoundrel give up the scandalous games he plays and surrender his heart into her keeping? 

About the Author

Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. When she read a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her novels have been recognized with numerous industry awards and have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists.

Praise for The Counterfeit Scoundrel: A Novel (The Chessmen: Masters of Seduction #1)

“Heath begins a new series full of witty banter, and her fans will quickly fall in love with Bishop and Daisy. Their romance starts off as a slow burn but is well worth the wait.” — Library Journal

“Heath is known for her beautiful, deeply emotional romances.”  — Washington Post