Lethbridge, Ann, Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress


Lethbridge, Ann, Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress, (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2010).

Title:  Wicked Rake, Defiant Mistress

Author:  Ann Lethbridge

Imprint:  Historical

Issues:  Debt; Gendered Expectations (Women)


When a mysterious woman holds him at gunpoint, Garrick Le Clere, Marquess of Beauworth, knows he’s finally met his match!With her home lost to creditors, Lady Eleanor Hadley has been forced to take drastic steps. She’s without hope–until the notorious rake offers a way out of her predicament….

Garrick soon discovers that his new mistress is a virgin, and a lady–with a dangerous secret life! But the pleasure she brings may be just what he needs to soothe the pain from his past.

Author Note

The moonlight meeting between Eleanor, a lady highwayman, and the brooding Marquess of Beauworth played out in my mind like the opening scene of a movie one quiet summer evening.  Why would did Garrick so obviously hate the idea of going home?  These were puzzles I had to solve.  By the early nineteenth century highwaymen were a rarity.  And it was a time when a man’s home was his castle.

I hope you enjoy unravelling the answers and learning their story as much as I did.  If you would like to know more about my writing and my books visit my website at www.annlethbridge.com.  I always love to hear from readers, and can be reached at ann@annlethbridge.com


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