Release day: Wicked Wager
Wealthy Jamaican plantation owner Harry Carstairs has disappeared — and everyone wants to know where he is…
Celeste Rosington knows her place in society, and while she may not be overjoyed at her upcoming wedding to her detached cousin Raphael, she nonetheless hopes the marriage will be successful. When Raphael asks her for her help to save Harry, she agrees. But her decision costs her more than she knows…
Celeste’s clandestine visit to Harry’s home is witnessed, and her connection to Harry misconstrued. Harry’s secrets put Celeste into more danger than even Raphael understands, and throws her into the path of the ruthless, cunning, beautiful Lady Busselton and the dissolute, dangerous Lord Peregrine.
Raphael is invested in keeping Harry alive. Lady Busselton is invested in keeping him quiet. Lord Peregrine is invested in anything that staves off boredom. And Celeste is becoming increasingly invested in Lord Peregrine. After all, what resistance does an innocent young woman have against something so deliciously wicked?
Beverley dropped by today to tell us a little about her book:
I loved the layers of intrigue in the film Dangerous Liaisons starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer, based on Chloderos Laclos’ scandalous 1782 novel Les Liaisons Dangerouses. I took the concept of a ruthless society beauty throwing out a wager to a bored and dissolute libertine. The terms: the seduction of a virtuous maiden on the eve of her nuptials. However I added a layer of mystery so that the motivations are not as straightforward as they might appear and matters don’t proceed at all as planned. It was a fun book to write and I hope you enjoy it, too.