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Table of Contents
 
 
Praise for the Novels of Jo Beverley
A Lady’s Secret
 
“Well-matched, charming protagonists banter beautifully as they play a game of double deception. This cleverly plotted story rewards readers with a captivating blend of thrilling adventure, steamy sensuality, and gratifying emotion, as well as a surprise link to some of Beverley’s earlier titles. Another flawless Georgian gem.”—
Library Journal
 
“With wit and humor, Jo Beverley provides a wonderful eighteenth-century romance starring two amiable lead characters whose first encounter is one of the best in recent memory. The tale is filled with nonstop action. . . . Jo Beverley provides a tremendous historical.”—
Midwest Book Review
 
“Jo Beverley’s writing is usually a cut above the crowd, and
A Lady’s Secret
is no different . . . a book to enjoy.”—Curled Up with a Good Book
 
“Beverley’s attention to historical detail is as good as ever . . . delightful.”

The Romance Reader
 
 
Lady Beware
 
“Jo Beverley carries off a remarkable achievement in
Lady Beware
, the latest and possibly last in her Company of Rogues novels. . . . It is the unusual combination of familial comfort and risqué pleasure that makes this book a winner. . . . No doubt about it,
Lady Beware
is yet another jewel in Beverley’s heavily decorated crown.”—
The Romance Reader
 
“Enchanting . . . a delightful blend of wit (with banter between Thea and Darien), intrigue (as evil lurks throughout) and emotional victories (as love prevails in the end). . . . Watching Thea and Darien spar is entertaining, and watching them succumb to the simmering love and passion is satisfying.”

The Columbia State
(SC)
To Rescue a Rogue
 
“Beverley brings the Regency period to life in this highly romantic story [with] vividly portrayed characters. [Readers] will be engrossed by this emotionally packed story of great love, tremendous courage, and the return of those attractive and dangerous men known as the Rogues. Her Company of Rogues series is well crafted, delicious, and wickedly captivating.”
—Joan Hammond
 
“With her usual beautifully nuanced characters and lyrical writing, RITA Award winner Beverley brings her popular Company of Rogues Regency historical series to a triumphant conclusion . . . [a] quietly powerful romance.”

Booklist
 
“Lighthearted and serious, sexy and sweet, this exquisitely rendered story is a perfect finale to this classic series.”

Library Journal
 
The Rogue’s Return
 
“Beverley beautifully blends complex characters, an exquisitely sensual love story, and a refreshingly different Regency setting into one sublime romance.”

Booklist
 
“Jo Beverley has written an excellent character study. One of the best books I’ve read this season.”

Affaire de Coeur
 
A Most Unsuitable Man
 
“Picking up exactly where
Winter Fire
leaves off, Beverley turns a rejected ‘other woman’ into a fiery, outspoken, sympathetic heroine; pairs her with a dashing but penniless, scandal-ridden hero; and lets the fun—and the danger—begin. Once again readers are treated to a delightful, intricately plotted, and sexy romp set in the slightly bawdy Georgian world of Beverley’s beloved Malloren Chronicles.”

Library Journal
 
“Beverley brings back some of the characters from
Winter Fire
as she takes her readers into the dangerous, intriguing, and opulent world of Georgian England. Her strong characters and finely honed dialogue, combined with a captivating love story, are a pleasure to read.”

Romantic Times
“I found myself enjoying every minute of the relationship in this story of love, hope, and increments of witty humor. As usual, a Malloren novel is a keeper.”

Rendezvous
 
“Expertly laced with danger and skillfully sweetened with sensuality,
A Most Unsuitable Man
is a most captivating romance.”

Booklist
 
More Praise for Other Novels of New York Times Bestselling Author Jo Beverley
 
“A well-crafted story and an ultimately very satisfying romance.”

The Romance Reader
 
“Jo [Beverley] has truly brought to life a fascinating, glittering, and sometimes dangerous world.”
—Mary Jo Putney
 
“Another triumph.”

Affaire de Coeur
 
“Wickedly delicious. Jo Beverley weaves a spell of sensual delight with her usual grace and flair.”
—Teresa Medeiros
 
“Delightful . . . thrilling . . . with a generous touch of magic . . . an enchanting read.”

Booklist
 
“A stunning medieval romance of loss and redemption . . . sizzling.”

Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
 
“A fast-paced adventure with strong, vividly portrayed characters . . . wickedly, wonderfully sensual and gloriously romantic.”
—Mary Balogh
 
“Deliciously sinful . . . Beverley evokes with devastating precision the decadent splendor of the English country estate in all its hellish debauchery . . . a crafty tale of sensuality and suspense.”

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ALSO BY JO BEVERLEY AVAILABLE FROM NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
REGENCY
THE ROGUE’S WORLD
Lady Beware
To Rescue a Rogue
The Rogue’s Return
Skylark
St. Raven
Hazard
“The Demon’s Mistress” in
In Praise of Younger Men
The Devil’s Heiress
The Dragon’s Bride
Three Heroes
(Omnibus Edition)
 
OTHER
Forbidden Magic Lovers and Ladies
(Omnibus Edition)
 
THE MALLOREN WORLD
The Secret Wedding
A Lady’s Secret
A Most Unsuitable Man
Winter Fire
Devilish
Secrets of the Night
Something Wicked
My Lady Notorious
 
MEDIEVAL ROMANCES
Lord of Midnight
Dark Champion
Lord of My Heart
 
ANTHOLOGIES
“The Dragon and the Virgin Princess” in
Dragon Lovers
“The Trouble with Heroes” in
Irresistible Forces
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Published by Signet Eclipse, an imprint of New American Library, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Previously published in a Walker edition. Published by arrangement with the author.
 
First Signet Eclipse Printing, February
 
Copyright © Jo Beverley, 1989
Excerpt from
The Stolen Bride
copyright © Jo Beverley, 1989 All rights reserved
 
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Writing is a solitary profession, but I have always found my fellow writers to be immensely supportive. I thank them all and wish to single out four here—
 
 
Audrey Jessup and Liz Palmer, my fellow Regency writers, who make sure I stay genteel; Vicki Cameron, who snipped any loose threads in my mystery plot; Linda La Prade, who put fire into my French.
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RANK HALLIWELL, undergroom at Delamere Hall in the county of Lancashire, rode into the stables and swung off his sturdy cob. He was a tall young man with unruly straw-colored hair and dimples when he smiled. He didn’t smile often these days, however.
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