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A damaged beauty. The cruellest beast.

Ruined beyond repair, and shunned by London society, lovely Miranda Rohan rebelliously embraces the freedom of having nothing left to lose. However, this dangerous course throws her under the power of the darkly enigmatic Lucien de Malheur – known to many as the Scorpion.

Seeking to destroy the Rohans, Lucien traps Miranda in a marriage she thinks is based on friendship but instead is rooted in vengeance. Yet when she realises the truth their enmity fuels a shocking passion – and perhaps even more…

Absolutely Fabulous!

Rating By Nk, 10 Apr 2011

I was left positively breathless after reading this book. It had the right mix of dark intrigue, emotional and sensual tension to keep you turning the page until the very end. I am a fan of Ann's work and this is definitely one of her best. Highly Recommended. An easy 5 out of 5 stars.

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